Wyrd & Wonder – Tentative TBR


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Being somewhat new to book blogging last year, I totally missed this event the first time around. Seeing several people posting about it recently, I decided it would be fun to join in this year. A month long blogging event celebrating all things Fantasy? How could I not? As you might be able to garner from the blog name, I’m all about Fantasy! 😀

Wyrd & Wonder runs through the month of May and celebrates the Fantasy genre in all its many forms. It’s hosted by LisaJorie and imyril and you can find out more about the event or sign up for it here.

Not sure exactly what all I’ll be doing special for this event, but I do plan on taking a look at some of the prompts in the Wyrd & Wonder Challenge. Maybe this is the motivation I need to post to my little used instagram more often!

Speaking of my instagram, here’s my tentative TBR pile:


  • The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards (just finished this one!)
  • Fog Season by Patrice Sarath
  • The Book of Flora by Meg Elison
  • The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross
  • Mist, Metal, and Ash by Gwendolyn Clare
  • Asha & The Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan
  • Dreams of the Dark Sky by Tina LeCount Myers
  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Yes, I realize at least one of these is Sci-Fi but I have a reading commitment. Also, this isn’t a full TBR pile for May, I have a few other books that I want to get through as well and I KNOW I’m being overly ambitious, but I like to have a big pool of books to pull from because I’m a mood reader. Also, most of these are quick reads, I think, so I should be able to get through a lot. Theoretically. No pressure.

So, some other books not pictured that are in my tentative TBR pile for May:

  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. This is a re-read, I bullied everyone in my book club to read one of my favorite books. 😀
  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang. I have an eARC of this one so I really want to get to it as soon as possible.
  • In Dreaming Bound by J. Kathleen Cheney. This is a sequel I’ve been waiting for and I’m so excited it’s finally here!
  • Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh. This is the first pick for our HEA Fantasy Romance book club over on reddit’s r/fantasy forum and I’m excited for it.
  • A Magical Inheritance by Krista D. Ball. This fantasy of manners doesn’t come out until June but I expect I’ll probably receive an early copy for review at some point this month.

There are also some things I requested from the library on audio, so those might come in and shake things up a bit. And also a couple of review requests if I feel up to them. We’ll see what happens. Obviously I’m not planning on absolutely reading all of these, because that would be nuts and I do, despite what it may seem like, have a life outside of books (sometimes). But I’m looking forward to this month of fantasy and seeing where the books take me!

Are you participating in Wyrd & Wonder? What are your plans? Thoughts on my TBR? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

26 thoughts on “Wyrd & Wonder – Tentative TBR

  1. Tammy says:

    This looks like a great pool of books for this month! My pile is very ambitious and I won’t get to all of them😁 And I’m so curious to hear what you thought of The Last Sun!

  2. imyril says:

    That’s a brilliant TBR – I’ve got The Book of Flora on my conscience, and am fighting to resist the call of The Dragon Republic given various other commitments (why do we do this to ourselves?)

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thank you! I’ve been trying to cut down on my review requests so I can read more organically but The Dragon Republic was hard to resist requesting! It’s probably one of my top most anticipated reads this year.

  3. Jorie says:

    Hallo, Hallo, Lisa,

    We’re thrilled to have you this year, as I can understand how you might have missed us if you started blogging last year – I still remember getting my feet wet in the book blogosphere Year 1 to Year 3; there is so MUCH to do and there are a lot of lovely events striving to seek your attention! Glad to find a fellow Fantasy Nerd who loves the fantastical as much as us!! Welcome aboard!

    You might have noticed some of us mix our genres together – a dash of Sci Fi with our Fantasy or some Fantasy with our Sci Fi (which is the beauty of this event and #RRSciFiMonth where a lot of us are celebrating our love for Science Fiction; that event was taken over by my two co-hosts a few years ago – follow @SciFiMonth) — the best bit is both events are meant for you to celebrate what you love about each genre. And, of course there is Sci-Fantasy as well – but even if you wanted to read one or the other in the more traditional sense as you love trading off both genres equally and at the same time, that’s wicked great too! 🙂 You read what you love to read!

    I posted my TBR last week – its a mixture of Indie Authors from the stories I didn’t get to read last year and the new authors I’ve found this Spring through the #bookishTwitter event #ReviewPit. I also reading some Major Trade Fantasy and dipping into the Fantasy worlds a favourite and beloved Hard Sci Fi author I love reading has released into the world (Ms Czerneda)… overall, my TBR is one of the larger ones but I wanted a bookish holiday – after two hard months of adversity it was well timed.

    Wherever we travel into the fantastical may we both find what we are seeking – welcome aboard the Quest and welcome to the book blogosphere!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thank you so much, appreciate the welcome! I do mix my genres (honestly when I say fantasy I’m usually talking about the greater SFF umbrella lol) but I do tend toward more F than SF (trying to read more SF though!). Really excited about an event celebrating my favorite genre, thanks so much for running it. Hope we both have a great month and find a lot of new fun books. 🙂

      • Jorie says:

        It is a delight of joy truly for me to be a co-host to this wicked awesomesauce event! 🙂 I am so very thankful we all came together for it as I look forward to MAY every year now with anticipated joyfulness! 🙂 I also do what you do – I have the tendency of seeing SpecFi as a combination of three things: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Cosy Horror – wherein each of those can cross-dip into each other and/or they can take-on other genres within their own reach (such as Historical Fantasy or Magical Realism or any other sub-niche and approach) – the fact they are naturally and inherently genre-bent is what makes reading these stories to be the best guilty pleasure of my reading life! 🙂

        (*) IN regard to the stories directly – my visits within the series of the Magical Midway (witchy run circus and travelling carnival) has been humourously fun and there are a lot of other stories I will be sharing having read over this weekend and into next week – though most recently I shared my affection for TIGER LILY which had strong representations of Chinese mythology, spirituality and philosophies. Which I loved, of course!!

  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    Great reading list – it’s good to have plans, but it’s also good to make them as flexible as possible.
    I look forward to reading your thoughts on The Last Sun.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I’m trying to give myself more flexibility so I don’t get into a reading funk again, we’ll see! I really loved The Last Sun–my review should be up soon (although I think it mostly consists of me fangirling over the book). 🙂

  5. PerfectlyTolerable says:

    I like that you create a giant TBR with the expectation you won’t read them all but you want a wide selection because you are a mood reader. 😂😂 I am a mood reader too so I either don’t create a TBR at all or I make a tentative TBR and then ignore it completely! I hope you love all the books on your TBR and that is awesome that you got your book club to read Good Omens 😀

  6. Zezee says:

    Am totally late to your post but I’m glad you’re participating. Your TBR looks good, sci-fi book included and all! lol 😀

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