It is time for Wyrd and Wonder travellers to rest their weary legs (or eyes and fingers?). The month of May zoomed past as always. We really must do something about that Evil Time Lord speeding up time. Still, I’m happy that W&W got me out of my blogging rut, and I posted a lot more regularly than I have been. A big thanks to the hosts for organising it and doing the wrap-up posts each week.

I also read a couple of things from the depths of my TBR: Dying With Her Cheer Pants On and Scales and Sensibility, both of which I enjoyed immensely. It’s a good reminder not to constantly be chasing the new and shinies. I only read four of the books from my W&W TBR, but I did write a short story and publish a book this month, so I’ll let myself off.

The map is a bit dirty and bloodied after a month of adventuring. So let’s take a look at the locations I visited.

Copy of Wyrd and Wonder map aged to look like it's been through a tough journey.

After staring down Mount TBR, it took me a while to heft myself out of Slump Valley as I was taking forever to finish Leigh Bardugo’s The Familar. Once on my way, I popped into Cosy Cottage to share my Cosyometer and ponder on what makes a fantasy cosy.

For Bite Sized Islands, I wrote a short story about a magic shop. Thank you for all the kind words!

I dipped my toes in the Icy Wastes of Waiting for the Next Book, and hung out with the inhabitants of Dragon’s PassThe Road Less Travelled was paved with games not books.

I snuck in a fantasy themed TTT with Top Ten Floral Fantasy Covers, and took part in two of the Sunday Fives, for both books in my comfort zone and outside it.


In Pirate Cove I discovered Alexandra Rowland’s humorous Running Close to the Wind. The Waters of the Past gave me Genevieve Cogman’s Elusive. The next book is one several travellers had Opinions on;  The Honey Witch by Sydney J, Shields gave me reason to visit Lover’s Crossing. Our Hero’s Journey was exemplified in Dying With Her Cheer Pants On, even though they stayed local they were still true heroes.


I look forward to pottering round everyone’s Journey’s End posts and catching up on anything I might have missed.

Wyrd and Wonder is hosted by Annemieke @ A Dance With Books, Imyril @ There’s Always Room for One More, Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story, Ari @ The Book Nook, and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place. Original map illustration by Ari, destroyed by me.