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Raise the Banners | Wyrd and Wonder 2020

For, I think, the third time already I will be joining up with Wyrd and Wonder in May. Wyrd and Wonder is a blog event hosted by Imyril, Jorie and Lisa to celebrate all things fantasy. You can read more about signing up here.

wyrd and wonder 2020

Upcoming This Month

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelFantasy Tropes I enjoy
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Magical Realism vs Fabulism
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Books with Magical Realism
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelExcerpt featuring Christian Cura
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel 5 Star Books in Five Words – Adult Fantasy Edition
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Reasons I Love Doing Wyrd and Wonder
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel5 Star Books in Five Words – YA and MG Edition


Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelShorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Imaginarium by Paul Kidby
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Drowned Country by Emily Tesh


The readalong this time will be The Goblin Emperor. I have only heard amazing things about this one so I am joining in for sure!

To Be Read

I’ll be honest and say that I am still going a bit back and forth on what I want to read for this years Wyrd and Wonder. The books below are high on my list for a while but I might also end up picking up some other fantasy as my desire so strikes.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Shadow of What Was Lost
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel The Black Prism
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Goblin Emperor
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Ten Thousand Doors of January
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Wyrds Sisters & Witches Abroad
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelThe Bone Witch
Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Gideon the Ninth

21 thoughts on “Raise the Banners | Wyrd and Wonder 2020

  1. I recently finished The Shadow of What Was Lost and I enjoyed it very much. It’s a quick read considering its a chunky book.
    I cannot recommend The Black Prism enough. It’s easily one of my favourite fantasy series.
    Happy reading!!

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    1. I’ve heard only good things about that one.
      And I’ve read the Night Angel trilogy by Brent weeks years and years ago so I have high hopes for this series by him. πŸ™‚

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  2. Have fun with Wyrd & Wonder! It sounds like a fun readathon.

    I’m doing a couple of other readathons in May, and have discovered that I can’t settle down to pick an actual TBR for them this time. It’s going to be mood reading for me.

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    1. I can understand where you’re coming from – trying to find both balance and joy in our readerly lives lately has been a tricky balance to achieve!! I’ve had medical emergencies, a migraine and horrid seasonal allergies striking me down the past few months – so ideally if you’d rather focus on something other than diving into Fantasy, that’s understandable. Though like Annemieke said – its not just to read books (even though that is at the heart of it) it is also an exploration of Fantasy – what we love about it and where we can find it in other mediums. It means something different to everyone. Though in truth not a traditional ‘readathon’ per se,.. similar to how @SciFiMonth (#SciFiMonth/Sci Fi November) isn’t a readathon either but an event which celebrates Science Fiction.


      1. It does sound like fun! Though I have a list of books I’d “like” to get to this month, and surprisingly few of them are fantasy novels. I have more cozy mysteries than usual on there right now, for example. I hope you have a great month!

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  3. Looks like you have lots of great posts planned! I was hoping to join in The Goblin Emperor readalong, but it probably won’t be available from my library until a month from now… (however I see the ebook is $10 AND it’s 500+ pages so it would count for your Go Big challenge…hmmmmm…….)

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  4. Hallo, Hallo Annemieke –

    Sorry its been so long since I’ve been able to visit – I felt 2019 ended hard and 2020 began on a hard note as well – for all of us really, but I just wasn’t in the right mind to visit and talk much until now. #WyrdAndWonder has a wonderful uplift quality to it – I always feel renewed by the event and I think that is in part due to how wrecking Spring is on me. Now, then, I wanted to read through your announcement and see what you’re going to be doing! So happy you’re joining us again! It is as you said – the community of the event is what endears us to it and what allows it to endure.

    I can’t wait to read your posts about Magical Realism!! I love this genre myself and am reading stories which evoke the genre this year, too. I’ll enjoy your talking points and commenting!!

    You have a lovely rounded schedule – for my TBR yesterday, I sort of just focused on the books I especially wanted to be reading right now and the series I am either finishing, starting or re-visiting – whilst overall, I wanted to finish what I started in Years 1 & 2 with some stories whilst tackling new ones for Year 3. I am going to still be announcing some NF I felt is relevant for Fantasy readers and I also will be showcasing Indie Authors of Fantasy as well as hosting 3x #SatBookChat’s focused on Fantasy as well. IN fact, the first one is this Saturday, the 9th if you’re avail @ 11a NYC | 4p UK? Just stalk our tag #SatBookChat and add the tag to your tweets if you can come? I’m announcing the author shortly… the next 2x will be on the 16th & 23rd.

    Here’s to a wicked wonderful #WyrdAndWonder!!

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  5. I did see some of SatBookChat passing by but as I have Merijn walking around during those times and here it is nearing dinner time, I can’t quite jump in unfortunately.

    Wyrd and Wonder does give some great energetic vibes πŸ˜€


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