#WyrdandWonder Challenge (Part IV)

My final set of prompts for the Wyrd and Wonder Challenge

May 27#ThrowbackThursday

A backlist title that you love or would love to read (bonus points if it’s more than 10 years old)

Some backlist titles that I loved that I’ve read in the last few years
Kindred by Octavia Butler (1979)
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter (1986)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (2007)
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter (1967)

Some that I’d love to read (aka books that have been sitting on my shelf for years)
White as Snow by Tanith Lee (2000)
The Blue Girl by Charles DeLint (2004)
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (1997)
May 28Off the beaten track

An independent or small press fantasy read

I won’t be obnoxious and say my book! Some others I’ve liked though are:
The Witches of Crannock Dale by Thomas M Kane
Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss
Tress by Larissa Brown
Prickle Moon by Juliet Marillier
May 295 star fantasy reads

One or more, lifetime loves or recent reads – bonus points for 5 word reviews

So. Many. Books! Leaving aside super ultrapopular stuff like Harry Potter that has TV/Film adaptations etc:

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (Sevenwaters series)
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (Gemma Doyle trilogy)
Circe by Madeline Miller (sort of a stand alone sequel to Song of Achilles– which also has some fantasy but significantly less. But that’s why I chose this one as opposed to that. They’re set in the same universe, but otherwise have little connection)
The Golem and the Jjinni by Helene Wrecker (this has a sequel coming out next month which I haven’t read yet)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (which is actually my least favorite in the Winternight trilogy, but is still really good.)
The Starless Sea by Erin Morganstern (I had trouble deciding between this and The Night Circus but this has the edge because I love books about books)

May 30#ShelfieSunday

My shelves are currently a mess since I’m reorganizing (yikes!) so here are some old shelfies.
May 31Fave Wyrd & Wonder read

what have you loved most this May?

I’d say my favorite read this month was The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. I had some issues with it, but overall I enjoyed it. I also really liked A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, which was a collection of Asian fairy tales, folklore and mythology retold by various AAPI authors. As is always the case with a collection, I liked some stories better than others, but it was nice to see some non-western folklore used as inspiration. I’m currently reading The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark, which is the final book in the Fairwick trilogy. I’m enjoying it so far.