Wyrd and Wonder: A TBR

Posted May 1, 2020 by Nicky in General / 17 Comments

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It’s time for Wyrd and Wonder! I’ve taken a while to firm up my plans for it… and honestly, they’re still not very firm. I’m still firmly in the school of “as my whimsy takes me” with reading (and if you get that reference and you’re into fantasy, we should be friends), but sometimes it’s nice to have some ideas. So… here are some ideas!


I really love rereading books. First off, it’s usually something that you know you’re going to enjoy, or at least get something out of. It can be such a great comfort, too. And for me, I think I get something slightly different out of it each time. Here’s what I’m hoping to reread this month!

  • The Books of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin. It’ll be my first time reading the illustrated edition!
  • The Midnight Queen, by Sylvia Izzo Hunter. I meant to reread it last month, but so much stuff happened and I didn’t feel much like reading.
  • The Lost Plot, by Genevieve Cogman. I’m actually partway through this already!
  • The Copper Promise, by Jen Williams. I don’t remember that much about this one, and clearly I need to in order to read the whole trilogy!

New-to-me reads

These can be divided into two groups: books I’ve already started and stalled with for whatever reason, and books I’ve never even started. Of the first group, I definitely want to tackle these:

  • A Conspiracy of Truths, by Alexandra Rowland. I suspect it’s at least six months, maybe nine, since I actually picked this up. Whooops.
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow. This has not been stalled for nearly as long, thankfully!
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon. I’m actually working through this at an average speed of 5 pages per day, due to reading it with my coworkers. I won’t finish it this month unless I sprint away from them, but it’ll be on my mind!
  • The Library of the Unwritten, by A.J. Hackwith. I’m sorrrryyyyy. I’m slow.

And the ones which are wholly new to me:

  • The Tethered Mage, by Melissa Caruso. I hear so many good things!
  • Hexbreaker, by Jordan L. Hawk. Or maybe the start of the Whyborne & Griffin series. I’ve been meaning to read Hawk’s work for a while, anyway!
  • The Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo. I’m late to the party, I know.
  • The Mortal Word, by Genevieve Cogman. Also late to the party! I want to catch up with this series.
  • The Secret Chapter, by Genevieve Cogman. These books are like candy for me, after all.
  • Brightfall, by Jaime Lee Moyer. I don’t know how I’m going to feel about this from the sound of it, given my Medieval Lit background, but I’m ready to give it a try!
  • Hallowdene, by George Mann. I need to return this to the library once it opens again, so I figured I might as well include it!

Aaaaand I think that’s more than enough, and I’m unlikely to finish this many! But who knows.

What will you be reading for Wyrd and Wonder, if you’re taking part?

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17 responses to “Wyrd and Wonder: A TBR

  1. I’m doing W&W too, and it’s my first time this year – so excited! I’m sort of playing my TBR by ear too, going to fit in as many fantasy books as I can but I’ll still be mood reading.

    • Yeah, I think my TBR gives an inaccurate sense that I know what I’m going to read. It’s a pure guess at this point!

  2. I’m part of the as-the-whimsy-takes-me camp so nothing firm, but I’ve already finished a couple of books, Tales of the Peculiar and Pullman’s Spring-heeled Jack for W&W. I’ve also got a couple of review titles from the indie bookshop we’ve been volunteering at, parcelling online orders — Melvyn Burgess’ The Lost Witch (YA from 2018) and new author ID Lapinski’s preteen Strangeworlds Travel Agency, just published. So those should keep me occupied for a few days…

  3. Oh hooray, I wasn’t expecting you this year! (…erm, if you think you signed up, you may have fallen victim to my apparent inability to close down old forms and/or post links to the right one I found a few people I had led into the oubliettes of a 2019 SciFiMonth sign-up – so apologies if this is the case, let me give you a hand out of there. I thought I’d checked them all but I may have missed one 0.0 ). I have added this post to the master schedule 😉
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    • Naww, that sucks! My library has been super helpful in adding new ebooks, though — they’ve let me make half a dozen requests and they have purchased almost all of them!

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