Welcome to our fifth annual Wyrd and Wonder! Your five Wyrd and Wonderful co-hosts will be sharing our Fantastic Fives each Sunday through May, with a different theme each week. To start the month, I’m looking at my top five fantasy reads since last Wyrd and Wonder.
May is here, marking the start of our fifth annual celebration of all things fantastic! Wyrd and Wonder means raving about our favourite fantasy books, yelling about movies and tv shows, sharing the games that light our fires, seeking out new authors and making new friends. Sure, we read fantasy all year round – but in May we do it together.
April flew past in a blur of obligation and dismay, as I interviewed for a new job and continued to worry about a very sick family member whilst rather busy at work. The combination put a dent in my reading and blogging, so I end the month in a bit of a tizz over Wyrd and Wonder prep. May will certainly be an adventure… just perhaps not the one I had in mind!
Have you reinforced your shelves recently? You may want to consider it – May is stacked with intriguing releases to tempt even the strictest book buyer into adding to their TBR. Me, I’m a pushover so my shelves are bracing for impact! Time to run down the titles you might want to make some room…
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. This week we’ve got a semi-freebie and in honour of Wyrd and Wonder starting next week, I’m focusing on books with trees on the cover.
I’m on three panels for this year’s Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards, which means nominees have dominated my reading this year. I’m making solid progress on Best Series, so time for a quick recap and a longer look at two of the nominees: Los Nefilim by Teresa Frohock and Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan.
Pop quiz: you are an award-winning researcher, leading the field in human cloning. Your husband has stolen your research to clone a version of you he finds easier to live with. Do you help her cover up his murder?
It is 200 years since women were stripped of their adult status and civil rights. Now men rule a repressive world, but humanity is thriving as it reaches out to the stars. One group of women plan to rebalance the status quo a word at a time…
I should be catching up on my review backlog, so obviously I’m declaring it Sunday Funday and tackling a tag that I saw over at Space and Sorcery (originally created by vlogger Kayley Hyde). I don’t watch a huge amount of TV, and I talk about it even less – so what does a light-sensitive bookwyrm enjoy?
Lina fled London to work for a European conservation corps, but her fragile peace shatters when her ex is arrested for assassinating a Minister. While Lina tries to extract her family from London, the Minister’s family also flee to the mountain reserve she works on. Everyone has deadly secrets – but will they kill to preserve them?
It never rains but it pours: if March showered us with excellent releases, the April forecast is for a deluge that includes a few titles I’ve been looking forward to all year (and the tree editions of several books whose e-release I celebrated last month). It’s time to make some (more) room…
It’s just under a month to our annual celebration of the fantastic: Wyrd and Wonder is back this May for another month of chat, reviews, challenges and more with an amazing party of like-minded readers. For our fifth birthday, your hosts have been devising even more fun ways to celebrate our favourite genre – come see what we are planning…
We’re a quarter of the way through 2022 already (whut) and when I saw this meme over at Books, Bones & Buffy it felt like a great way to observe the milestone. The format originated with girlxoxo to check in on the reads that made the biggest impression during the first part of the year. Let’s do this!
March was difficult with a capital D, thanks to a combination of family drama (a close relative nearly died, but is thankfully on the mend), brain weasels and illness. On the plus side, my scrambled brain didn’t stop me reading for once, so I put my head down and made progress on my Subjective Chaos reading list – and even my backlog – resulting in 3 of my favourite reads of 2022 so far.