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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Favorite Tropes. A trope is a common plot device or theme.

Here are a few of mine, in no particular order…

  1. Family sagas with lots of siblings
  2. Unlikely heroes or unwilling heroes
  3. Love triangles and/or unrequited love
  4. Bad/evil characters becoming good
  5. Unreliable narrators
  6. Rotating character perspectives
  7. Private detectives working without/against police

I considered doing a list of tropes I dislike reading about, just for the sake of reaching ten, but maybe I’ll do that for the next freebie topic.

What are some of your favorite tropes? Tell me in the comments or leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out! πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes

  1. I love your list. I’m not a big fan of tropes. I like to be surprised with each new book so any plot device that is overused is generally something of which I’m not too fond. That makes me sound really snobby and I’m not. I promise. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you! Right now I’d have to say With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo and Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga. Both were powerful, thought provoking reads that I’d highly recommend! πŸ™‚


  2. Great picks for favourite tropes! I’ve grown to really like family sagas as of late–suddenly, it hit me and now I can’t stop reading them. Or, at least, wanting to read them. I haven’t read as many as I’d like to. Unreliable narrators are probably my favourite of all time. I mean, I’ll 100% flip and flop on what is the ultimate favourite but I feel like it’s the one I always go back to frequently.

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