Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was my favorite tropes.
Tropes can be SO fun, y’all. I know that they have the (very real) possibility of making a book come off as cringey or the plot bland and paint-by-numbers, but, when done correctly, they make me so, so happy. Below are ten of my favorite tropes from books I’ve loved and ones I have yet to read!
♥ accidental time travel (I Went to Vassar for This?)
♥ contemporary YA retellings (If I’m Being Honest)
♥ friends to lovers (Starry Eyes)
♥ human anatomy/wax figures (The Anatomical Venus)
♥ magical quests grounded in the real world (The Shadow Cipher)
♥ meet-cutes (also: themed short story collections!) (Meet Cute)
♥ ‘oops, we have to pretend we’re married!’ (The Unhoneymooners)
♥ personal memoir as narrative nonfiction (Ask Me About My Uterus)
♥ pop culture behind-the-scenes (We Don’t Need Roads)
♥ teen couple reconnects as adults (Say You Still Love Me)