May 2024 TBR

Like April, my May 2024 TBR list continues to focus on my list of ARCs to read. As expected, most of them fall within the fantasy genre and so are perfect to read during Wyrd and Wonder 2024. While this doesn’t change my May 2024 TBR at all, know that this post is also to fulfill the “Mount TBR” prompt prompt. (This year the Wyrd and Wonder prompts are based off of a map rather than held to a more rigid schedule.)

I’m sure I’ll throw in some other random read because that’s what inevitably happens every month. What can I say? I do tend to mood read, which is why I try to be more selective with my ARC requests these days. I’m also trying to make a dent in my physical book backlog. Anyway, here’s my May 2024 TBR list.

Priority Reads

Dreadful by Caitlin RozakisHow to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying by Django WexlerLore of the Wilds by Analeigh Sbrana

DREADFUL by Caitlin Rozakis: “A sharp-witted, debut high fantasy farce featuring killer moat squid, toxic masculinity, evil wizards and a garlic festival – all at once.“ With a killer moat squid, how can one not be intrigued by this book? I’m really looking forward to this book, which sounds like a breath of fresh air in the fantasy genre.

HOW TO BECOME THE DARK LORD AND DIE TRYING by Django Wexler: I’ve never read anything by this author, but that’s ok. This one looks more interesting to me anyway. It seems in the same vein as DREADFUL, but I’m here for the snarky fantasy if this is becoming a trend. “Groundhog Day meets Guardians of the Galaxy in Django Wexler’s laugh-out-loud fantasy tale about a young woman who, tired of defending humanity from the Dark Lord, decides to become the Dark Lord herself.

LORE OF THE WILDS by Analeigh Sbrana: Like I said last month, I was approved for this ARC on NetGalley after it was published. At this point I’ll just read my finished copy from Fairyloot when it gets here. “A stunning Romantasy debut about an enchanted library, two handsome Fae, and one human who brings them all together.

Hopeful Reads

The City of Stardust by Georgia SummersHim by Geoff Ryan

THE CITY OF STARDUST by Georgia Summers: Again, this was a January 2024 release that I have yet to read of which I have an ARC. “Slip into a lush world of magic, stardust, and monsters in this spellbinding contemporary fantasy from debut author Georgia Summers.”

HIM by Geoff RymanOh, look what’s on my list again! And I will keep including it until I read it. It’s “An extraordinary science-fiction novel about identity, divinity and alternate reality – the story of the son of God.”

21 thoughts on “May 2024 TBR

    1. It looks so fun! I’d read it right now if I wasn’t going on travel so much (during which I prefer to bring my Kindle).

  1. I’m very curious about Dreadful, which I wanted to request but I knew I wouldn’t have time to read it. This should be a fun month, I always get a burst of enthusiasm for blogging when events like Wyrd & Wonder happen!

    1. I’m excited about both DREADFUL and HOW TO BECOME THE DARK LORD AND DIE TRYING. If snarky fantasy is turning into a trend, then I’m here for it!

  2. I’m definitely looking forward to Wryd and Wonder and need to look at what fantasy books I’ve got on my NG shelf. I hope that you enjoy all of these.

    1. Same! I don’t really search for humorous titles, so it’s nice to see this kind of stuff becoming more “main stream”…at least to me, anyway! It’ll be a nice break from the more “serious” fantasy I tend to read.

  3. Interesting picks! So curious about Lore of the Wilds. I know romantasies have been a hit-or-miss for me lately, so I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one. 🙂

    1. I hope I like LORE OF THE WILDS…it looks like something that’s right up my alley…I love romantasy that include fae!

  4. I completely forgot about all my ARCs when I was writing my TBR for May, and I don’t know why. I have put only one of them in there, but still… I hope to read Dreadful and Wexler’s book this month, too!

    1. I’m so looking forward to DREADFUL and Wexler’s books! It’ll be a nice change for me. Enjoy your May reading!

  5. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Dreadful and How to Become the Dark Lord. I’m craving some more light-hearted fantasy right now.

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