Best Laid Plans: Wyrd & Wonder Is Back!

Posted 1st May 2023 by Sia in Blogathons / 4 Comments

Magic portal artwork by Tithi Luadthong

The most magical month of the year is here, and that means: Wyrd & Wonder! Wherein a whole bunch of us blog about the fantastical (even more than we usually do!) Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in; just check out the link for the rundown on all you need to know!

This year’s theme is MAGIC, which means I am THE MOST EXCITED! Magic is at the heart of Fantasy, and the heart of magic, imo, is wonder – even terrifying, deadly magic still makes you catch your breath; even when it’s ugly, magic is the act of rewriting reality, and what can be more wondrous than that? I can’t wait to see what everyone does with this theme, and I hope I can do it justice myself.

I’m not promising to stick religiously to this year’s prompts, but I’m more than happy to dive into my tbr for prompt #1 – although who knows what I’ll actually end up reading???


I have a number of ARCs to be reading, of course, but these are, I think, the ones that best fit Wyrd & Wonder’s theme this year! Plant magic, otherworlds, void-magic, and books of spells respectively – I don’t see how I can go wrong with these!


Aka, a small sampling of books I already own and really need to read – Wyrd & Wonder should be the perfect time for these!


Exactly what it sounds like; books I’ve read before and want to read again! Particularly The Map and the Territory; I’ve been trying and failing to review it since DECEMBER, and I’m hoping a reread will help me put its amazingness into words! (Amazingness is totally a word, hush!)

New Releases

Books releasing this month that I cannot WAIT to get my hands on! (And I assure you, the only reason Martha Wells’ Witch King isn’t here is that I’m reading it now – and am just about to finish it!)

Have I bitten off more than I can chew??? Almost certainly! But isn’t that half the fun? And I’m sure at least a few of the things I’ll end up reading will be completely unexpected surprises…which is definitely the other half of the fun!

Check out the spreadsheet or the #wyrd&wonder hashtag on twitter to see what everyone else will be reading!

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4 responses to “Best Laid Plans: Wyrd & Wonder Is Back!

  1. Welcome to this year’s Wyrd and Wonder 😀 you have so many good books to read! I recently heard of The Map and the Territory and it looks so good, I need to get to it soon!

    • Sia

      Thank you! 🙂 And I STRONGLY recommend Map and the Territory; it’s one of the most gorgeous books I’ve read in YEARS!

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