Wyrd and Wonder 2021 — A month-long fantasy adventure

I was very excited when I found out about the Wyrd and Wonder challenge for May! This challenge is hosted by LisaJorie and Imyril and it basically entails consuming fantasy stories in any format. It looks super chill and right up my alley. I might do a couple of prompts here and there but overall I love this challenge because I haven’t read much fantasy in the past year or so and I’d love to get back into reading some of my favorite fantasy authors. I also hope to watch some movies and perhaps take some photos for my instagram.

Here’s my current list of books that I do plan on reading:

  • Eric by Terry Pratchett is part of the Discworld series. I have been reading the Discworld books for a few years now and I just take it suuuuper sloooooow. I just love savoring these books and taking my time with the series. (In fact, that might be the case with the books written by my favorite authors.
  • Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik is the 4th installment in the Temeraire series. This series is so fun! Historical Fantasy with dragons and battles and amazing characters (both human and dragons), just a lot of fun.
  • Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman is a short story collection that I actually started in April but didn’t finish it. So far I was really enjoying it though so it will be good to get back into it.
  • Archenemies by Marissa Meyer is the second book in the Renegades series. I read Archenemies in March and it was a quick read and a lot of fun. I’ve really enjoyed all of Meyer’s fairy tale re-tellings and her take on superheroes is really unique and fun.
  • The Stand by Stephen King is not pictured because I haven’t picked it up yet but I will be starting that this month as well for a buddy read with a friend. We will be taking it super slow though so I don’t anticipate finishing it in May.

There are other books that I’ll also be reading but those are not in the fantasy realm so I am not mentioning those here. I will update as I read them though!

All in all I’m very excited for a May full of fantasy, magic, and fun reading!

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3 thoughts on “Wyrd and Wonder 2021 — A month-long fantasy adventure

  1. Hallo, Hallo Paulina,

    Welcome to our fourth year of Wyrd And Wonder!!! 🙂 🙂 I once read one of the Tiffany Aching novels but I found it to be so distorted from anything I had previously read — I admit, I haven’t read a book by the author again. Therefore, if you post reactions/reviews to Pratchett’s story, I will be on the lookout for it!! I’ve kicked off our first weekend with a strong showing of 2x reviews and my Intro to Year 4 if you want to swing by and check those out. I have loads of plans for posts this month (nearly all will be reviews) whilst I want to do things with the prompts and the book bingo card, too! Whilst I am so happy I can join the group RAL this year.

    I hope you’ll find new beloved reads and soak into the Fantasy stories which give you a lovely lift of joy to be reading. Thanks for journeying with us!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jorie! The Tiffany Aching novels might not be the best place to start with Discworld 🙈 There’s a reading order for the various series within Terry’s world building. I will write a post about it and share where I’m at with the books I’ve read so far. 😃 I will definitely check out your posts, I’m excited about this reading month! 🤩

      I hope you also have a fantastic reading month and find some great adventures in your books ☺️

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      1. Ahh! Maybe I entered through the wrong door, eh? I’d love to know more about Discworld and a better road map into it as I was really lost inside that novel and to be honest, I nearly thought I was dreaming through some of it as it was so unreal and hard to conceptionalise. I never read a book quite like that one and I know he writes a unique spin on Fantasy but that one? Wow. I was struggling to connect everything in the world. Tiffany herself was a bit easier to understand.

        I love the fact you’ll write a post about Discworld — tag me on Twitter when it goes live as I don’t want to miss it!! 🙂 And, thanks for the kind remarks about finding some wicked good reads — I’ve decided to start fresh today after tomorrow was a hit/miss for reading. Look forward to seeing you on my blog and have a lovely first week!

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