May is Wyrd & Wonder: A Fantastical Month Of Fantasy

May is right around the corner, so you know what that means! Wyrd & Wonder is back for 2021, once more spearheaded by our lovely hosts imyrilLisa and Jorie! The BiblioSanctum is excited to be a part of the fun again, joining other fantasy fanatics around the blogosphere and other social media outlets to celebrate this month-long event emphasizing all things fantasy.

What will this mean for the blog? Well, we certainly won’t stop covering other genres, and rest assured you’ll continue to see the usual book reviews, weekly memes, spotlights and features. The difference is, there will also be more fantasy-themed posts, which will be marked with Wyrd & Wonder tags or the banner you see above.

As this will be my second year participating, I feel like I’m a little bit more organized and prepared this time around, but quite honestly, it’s not by much! Luckily, Wyrd & Wonder is super casual and easy to join up if you feel like jumping on board. Just head on over to the sign up sheet and add your details anytime. Even then, this a stress-free and low-commitment event with no obligation to read any particular books or make a certain number of posts. It’s not even limited to just literature! From movies and TV shows to comics and video games, any medium goes if it’s fantasy-related. The only objective here is to have a good time.

So without further ado, let’s move on my my “plans” for Wyrd & Wonder 2021! Mind you, I’m notoriously bad at sticking to reading lists and my TBR can change on a whim depending on my mood which is why those quotation marks are there, but here’s what I hope to accomplish next month. First, fantasy-themed Waiting on Wednesdays and Friday Face-Offs are a given. Similar to what I did during Sci-Fi Month last year, I’d also love to put together a series of posts highlighting my favorite genre themes and tropes. Ideally, I’d like to come up with my own ideas, but here’s also an amazing calendar of prompts that our event host has put together for each day in May in case anyone needs extra inspiration.

And finally, we come to my favorite part, which is the reading list!

It’s highly unlikely that I’ll get to all of these, and I don’t expect I’ll even come close. As usual though, I like stacking my TBR with a mix of new releases and older titles so I’ll have a large pool of options to draw from, and something to suit any mood.

How about you? Are you planning to participate in Wyrd & Wonder this year? If so, what’s on your reading list? Make sure to grab a banner and a button if you haven’t done so yet, and let’s dive right in!

25 Comments on “May is Wyrd & Wonder: A Fantastical Month Of Fantasy”

  1. I’m debatably worse at sticking to reading lists than you are. Though I’m doing remarkably well this year… ehhh no need to ruin it. How many do you think you’ll get through before losing focus and deviating? 🙂

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  2. I loved the original series by Mark Lawrence but I don’t know why, I couldn’t connect to this one. Good luck for the challenge!

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  3. I’m excited too! I also have a crazy amount of May science fiction releaes to read, but I plan on reading several on your list as well, especially The Blacktongue Thief and The Helm of Midnight😁

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  4. Can’t wait to see what turns up. I’ve been increasingly curious about The Shadow of the Gods and The Blacktongue Thief, but anything fantasy has the chance to catch my eye.

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  5. Pingback: Bookshelf Roundup: 05/01/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads | The BiblioSanctum

  6. I’ve not been organised at all this year – I’m quite disappointed with myself really! But, I did read and love the Gwynne book. Struggling with two books at the moment. I need to decide whether to stop and call it a day or to press on and risk my reading grinding to a complete halt. I think I might DNF both and start Blacktongue Thief which I’ve read some good things about already.
    Lynn 😀

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