I’d like to belabor the point with an original book tag.
Take a look at my prompts!
The rules are simple:
- Answer each prompt
- Tell me your favorite Stardew Valley character
- Tag some friends
- Link back to the creator’s blog when you publish your post
Leah: a book with cottagecore vibes
In The Companion, Madeline Slaughter moves into a reclusive author’s remote cottage.
She goes on country walks and makes jam with her new friend Audrey.
Shane: a book that was surprisingly sad
While I love angst in fiction, I was not prepared for murder, abuse, and war crimes in Winter’s Orbit.
This book is as much a political thriller as it is a romance.
The third-act breakup is INCREDIBLY INTENSE.
Sebastian: a soft book
My writing friends give me the BEST book recommendations.
My friend Amber recommended Beetle and the Hollowbones and I LOVED IT!
It’s about best friends AND first love AND identity AND found family!
It also has a blob ghost and a giant skeleton.
I cried over this book. I shed a little tear.
Penny: a slow-paced book
Plain Bad Heroines was 600 pages (or, in my case, 18+ hours) of buildup with no payoff.
The book opens with two gruesome deaths, followed by what can GENEROUSLY be called character establishment, followed by a semi-interesting twist, followed by…nothing.
This book cured my fear of wasps while increasing my fear of literary fiction.
Never again, Emily M. Danforth.
Haley: a book with a pretty cover but boring content
The Dark Tide wasn’t boring exactly.
The emotional beats didn’t really land for me is all.
I still love the cover, though.
Harvey: a book that was a little stilted
Kim Reaper contained what could be considered jokes.
I just…didn’t laugh at any of them.
Not even once.
Sam: Your favorite book, comic, or graphic novel based on a TV show
This is a cheat: I chose a zine.
I reread We Must Be Proud, a fan-produced She-Ra zine, at least once a month.
The art in it is so, so good.
Bonus zine: download Love Like You, Little Corvus’s Finn fanzine. It’s the besssst.
Alex: A book about gays doing sports
Buy bestselling YA novel May the Best Win so ZR Ellor can publish more queer books.
The book is about dueling gay prom kings.
CHEERLEADER VS. FOOTBALL GUY!
Listen, sports are usually not my thing. Dueling gay prom kings, on the other hand? ABSOLUTELY.
Maru: One of your favorite sci-fi authors, books, or series
Nimona sort of functions as Science Fantasy.
It’s medieval times meets technology. It’s fun and sad.
Some of my recent favorite sci-fi books include The Ones We’re Meant to Find and A Taste of Honey.
The twist in The Ones We’re Meant to Find is SO GOOD. The MOST impactful.
Both books made me wistful. Highly recommend.
Abigail: A “bold” protagonist who isn’t actually very daring
All-American Girl‘s Samantha Madison is very 2000s Alt Girl.
She doesn’t believe in ANIMAL TESTING.
She draws pictures of celebrities during CLASS.
She dyed all her clothes BLACK.
She also changes a bunch of her views after dating a [conservative] politician’s son.
This book walked so The State of Us could run.
Show me a contemporary romance with actual progressive politics, I beg of you.
Emily: A book with plenty of wacky shenanigans
The Adventure Zone graphic novels run on wacky shenanigans.
My copy of The Crystal Kingdom just arrived and I CANNOT WAIT to read it.
One of our heroes will lose a limb.
Also we’ll finally meet my FAVORITE character from the show!!
Elliott: a book with flowery language
I finally gave up on The Invisible Life of Addie Larue because of the writing style.
I could not make myself care about any of the book’s stuck-up artsy hipsters.
I think the language was meant to be “evocative,” something I tend to roll my eyes at in the best of times.
I’m fairly certain Elliott wrote this book.
Krobus: A friend or loved one’s favorite book
My friend Nikita really loved the book Immoral Code.
It’s a hacker heist with an aroace character.
Queer rep for the win!
I married Sebastian in my second Stardew file and he’s lovely. We’re raising frogs together.
He barely edges out Shane as my favorite character.
I hope you all enjoy the tag! Tell me all about your favorite (or least favorite, I’m flexible) Stardew singles. I want to know EVERYTHING.