May 2023 Wyrd & Wonder: A Fantastical Month Of Fantasy

May is here, and it’s time to celebrate Wyrd & Wonder, a month-long blogging event emphasizing all things fantasy. Big thanks to imyrilAnnemiekeArianeJorieLisa for being our hosts for 2023!

Magic portal artwork by Tithi Luadthong.

Flying witch artwork by astromoali.

Naturally, as a predominantly Sci-fi & Fantasy blog, the BiblioSanctum will be participating again, though I have to be honest, it’s probably going to be another low-key year full of mostly reviews and fantasy-themed weekly memes. Luckily though, Wyrd & Wonder is super casual and low pressure (the magic words!) and participation is as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing. I just love how stress-free and low-commitment it is, and there’s not even an obligation to stick to books. Everything from movies to TV shows, to comics and video games are fair game as long as it’s fantasy-related. There are also prompts provided at the main W&W 2023 page to give you ideas which are entirely optional, and hopefully I’ll be able to give a few of them a go this year.

As for what I’ll be doing this month? To tell the truth, I’m about as organized this year as I was last year, which is to say, not at all, ha! Still, I do have a list with a bunch of fantasy books I’d like to read in May, plus a few more books from April I have yet to review and so I have to catch up with those. Also, even though this month we’re spotlighting fantasy, rest assured you’ll still see coverage of my usual genres, but my fantasy-themed posts will be more prominently marked with Wyrd & Wonder tags or other visuals like the banners you see above.

And now for my favorite part of any event: the TBR! Though I doubt I’ll be able to get to all of these this year, as there are a few of these that are 500+ page whoppers, it’s good to have a list of plenty of options so I can pick and choose depending on my mood (or, more likely, how desperately I feel I’m falling behind).

So, are you participating in Wyrd & Wonder this year? If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s never too late to jump on board. Just head to this link to see how you can join the fun.

18 Comments on “May 2023 Wyrd & Wonder: A Fantastical Month Of Fantasy”

  1. I’ll be reading Fourth Wing too, and maybe The Witch King if my copy arrives. My May TBR is actually pretty light on fantasy though, lol.


  2. I hope you enjoy whichever of these you get a chance to read. I’m ashamed to say that I still haven’t read anything by Mark Lawrence (Red Sister has been on my tbr for years) but I loved The Bone Shard War & managed to binge the whole series last month.


  3. This is such a great event, fortunately, being totally unorganised, it’s also good that it’s a no stress event. I’ll be posting shortly and have lined up about four of the books from your list. Fingers crossed we get to fit in some quality reading.
    Lynn 😀


  4. I’m never quite sure what I’ll be reading next, never mind next month lol. I absolutely love the artist they chose though! I have a tapestry of his hanging over my bed


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  6. I’ll look out for your thoughts on Night Angel Nemesis (I need to get a copy, but, ugh, I hate hardcovers), The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (I have a copy coming soon), and The Sword Defiant (I ended up losing interest midway).


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