Top 10 Favorite Book Tropes

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

I don't like to say I like a certain genre because I don't think a genre can be summed up into a whole one category. Sure, fantasy is fantasy but what about all the sub categories: urban fantasy and high fantasy and more. I certainly don't like every part of the fantasy genre so how can I say I like the genre itself. Instead, when pointing out favorite books, I discuss what I loved about them and usually it's not the genre, but certain tropes that made me fall in love.

Usually, if I can find books with these types of things, an automatic 5 star rating is in order. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Top 10 Favorite Book Tropes:

Traveling Abroad

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Books like: Wanderlost by Jen Malone | Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly | The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper


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Books like: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han | Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

Friends to Lovers

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Books like: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Cross Dressing Heroine

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Books like: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh | Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Morally Grey Characters

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Books like: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Royalty in Disguise

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Books like: Cinder by Marissa Meyer | The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Characters Stuck in Close Quarters Together

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Books like: By Your Side by Kasie West

Alternate Dimensions

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Books like: A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray | A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Small Town Vibes

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Books like: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

Plot Revolving Around Games

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Books like: Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz | If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

What are some of your favorite tropes?

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  1. I didn't use to like traveling abroad romances, but the more I read of them the more I do. It's so fun to read about a place I haven't yet been.

  2. Yeah, cross dressing heroines are super cool.

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  3. OOh nice tropes! Seeing some I really like and some I've yet to encounter...or maybe only encountered once or twice so I'm being forgetful! lol.

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  4. *Casually adds Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance to my TBR* And OH MY GOSH, yes to your entire list. Seriously, yes to all of these tropes but especially Fake Relationships. I keep thinking, all right, let's single out some of these tropes on others posts that I didn't think to add but I keep seeing Fake Relationships and start waving a pom-pom around in excitement. Which is like, ah, where did I get a pom-pom from?