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Top Five Forest Fantasy Recs

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From Wyrd & Wonder:

“But let’s not forget that we do indeed have a theme this year! Wood symbolises a fifth anniversary, so this year we’re riffing on forest fantasy. If you’ve got favourites in this subgenre, we want to read about them! And as always, there’s room for interpretation here – it could be a full forest setting, or it could feature woodland creatures, magic trees, or myths and legends involving any and all of the above. Let your imagination loose!”

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Wyrd and Wonder Possibility Pile 2022

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The fifth annual Wyrd & Wonder (the month-long celebration of all things fantasy) is fast approaching. I’m not sure exactly what I want to/ have time to read, but I love the spirit of Wyrd & Wonder and how open it is. Instead, I’ve picked out some fantasy novels — of all sorts — that I might pick up over the course of May.

You can also look out for my Top 5 Saturdays from the 30th April for five weeks, which are all Wyrd & Wonder themed.

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Top Five Books with Queer Pirates

I’m absolutely gutted that I haven’t been able to watch Our Flag Means Death yet (curse you, UK television!) but I’ve loved seeing all the fanart and hype on Twitter and Instagram, so I thought I’d hop onboard in the only way I currently can – five of my favourite queer pirate stories.

This Top 5 series was a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Although this post is inspired by Devouring Books, this prompt is of my own devising and not officially one of Amanda’s suggestion

Each week I’ll pick 5 books using the common theme provided. These might be books I’ve read, or ones that are still on my TBR. I’ll note [TBR] beside any I’ve not actually read myself. 

These books are all ‘Top’ in that they were, or look, great. My memory’s not good enough to guarantee they’re the literal top books I’ve read in the category. So feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments.

As always, in no particular order…

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#HistoricalFictionReadathon TBR

Katie at Books and Things always runs my favourite ‘classic’ themed readathons. There’s the yearly Victober, and last May she had a standalone 1900 to 1950 Readathon, which I really enjoyed. This year, her May readathon is focused on reading historical fiction rather than classics. Since I have plenty of historicals on my TBR, this seems like a good time to tackle them.

There are seven challenges, but none are compulsory. I very much doubt I’ll get to all the books listed here, but I’ve doubled up a couple of challenges and skipped “Read a Classic Work of Historical Fiction” just in case.

Do you enjoy historical fiction? Which periods?

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Top Five TV Shows I’ve Been Watching in 2022

This Top 5 series was a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Although this post is inspired by Devouring Books, this prompt is of my own devising and not officially one of Amanda’s suggestion

This week’s a little different, because I’ve decided to talk about 5 of the best TV shows I’ve watched (or caught up on) in the past four or five months. What’ve you been watching? What’s on your watchlist?

As always, in no particular order…

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