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August 20, 2019

ten favorite tropes
posted by soe 1:31 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl is favorite tropes in our reading material.

Mine include:

  1. Found families (if you’re surprised to find this at the top, you haven’t been paying attention)
  2. Heists
  3. Cozies (People who are not professional law officers solve crimes that stump aforementioned pros!)
  4. Bequests that let you change your life
  5. Nerdy girl/guy saves the day (Hermione forever)
  6. Bad guy isn’t really a bad guy
  7. Booklovers love books
  8. Sisters are doin’ it for themselves (be they literal sisters or BFFs, they’ve got each other’s back)
  9. Definitely not love at first sight (or even like, really)
  10. Crossovers (I feel like this is getting more common as ways for authors to write sequels without writing sequels. Or when they have enough series where a character from one can show up in another.)

What are some of your favorite tropes/themes to discover in books?

Category: books. There is/are 4 Comments.

I enjoy books about found families, too.


Comment by Lydia 08.20.19 @ 6:22 am

Nice list! I’m a fan of bad guys not actually being bad guys as well, and I also love a good cozy mystery. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

Comment by Poinsettia 08.20.19 @ 9:18 am

I do appreciate a great crossover. 🙂

Lauren @ Always Me

Comment by Lauren @ Always Me 08.20.19 @ 9:00 pm

I still can’t believe I forgot to include found families in my list of favourite tropes but I’m so excited to see many others do so! I love that trope so freaking much.

Comment by Jessica at Booked J 08.21.19 @ 8:52 pm