Wyrd and Wonder: The Icy Waters of Waiting for the Next Book

After stopping at Reaching Fingers, it’s now time for my Wyrd and Wonder journey to the Icy Waters of Waiting for the Next Book. In other words, I’m going to feature a series that I feel just isn’t being written fast enough. If you’re a long time follower of my blog or Instagram, then you’ll probably be able to guess my top answer to this.

Wyrd and Wonder 2024 map.

Drum roll, please…

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Wyrd and Wonder: Reaching Fingers

After stopping at the Bite Sized Islands, I decided my next jaunt would be to the Wyrd and Wonder Reaching Fingers. Reaching Fingers is where I’ll happily share some upcoming titles that I’m eager to get my hands on. I already have a list of anticipated second quarter book releases. But here at Wyrd and Wonder Reaching Fingers I’ll include some from that list and look farther into the future for upcoming fantasy books. This, of course, isn’t an exhaustive list, but consists of books I’m really looking forward to. That means there’s a higher chance I’ll actually read them.

Wyrd and Wonder 2024 map.

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Trope-ical Readathon March 2024

I think this is my fifth time participating in Trope-ical Readathon. So bring it on, Trope-ical Readathon March 2024 season! I decided to stay in Team Fantasy again, mainly because I already own one of the books in the Team Challenges. Below are the Common Challenges and Team Challenges for this round. All Trope-icale Readathon March 2024 rules and information are here. You can register through March 10 at 11:59 pm (US Central Time).

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Trope-ical Readathon August 2023

This second round of Trope-ical Readathon snuck up on me and I almost forgot to register and make reading “plans.” Nevertheless, I made it. For those unaware of Trope-ical Readathon, you can find all of the details here. In summary, Trope-ical Readathon August 2023 includes 13 “Common Challenges” whose prompts contain common tropes (or their alternatives); 2 team-specific challenges; and 1 team book challenge (out of 2 choices). There are 6 teams and completion of a challenge earns your team points. You can sign up to participate through August 6.

In March I signed up with Team Nonfiction/Poetry. But I decided to switch back to Team Fantasy for this round. Looking at the prompts and challenges it appears as though several books I read in July would have done nicely for the readathon. Oh well!

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Wyrd and Wonder: Bite-Size Fantasies

Todays’s Wyrd and Wonder prompt is “bite-size fantasies.” While this sounds delightfully fun, it is meant to focus on short story or novella-length fantasy stories. Since last year’s Wyrd and Wonder I have read quite a bit more fantasy books (obviously), some of which were on the shorter side. Here is a list of some bite-size fantasies that might be of interest. I loosely interpreted novellas as 200 pages in under, though I believe technically they are typically shorer than that.

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