Hello Bookworms, let’s talk…..book tropes! We all have our personal preferences, and a few we can collectively agree on, so here are my FAVOURITE tropes! Ultimately, this is another call so that I can have an actual enemies to lovers in real life. Please, could a very attractive male resembling either Percy or Cardan enter my life asap. Thanks.
Enemies to Lovers
Guys. Let’s not lie to ourselves. This trope wins it all. What does it win you may be asking? Everything…my house, my car….of course, I have neither of those things but still. Anyway, the ONLY thing better than this trope is going from friends to enemies to lovers…I mean COME ON.
Healthy Sibling Relationships
Now, when I say healthy I mean…healthy(fighting and top tier insults included). I cringe at ~nothing~ more than I do when I read a book in which the siblings are the best friends, are SO nice to each other, offer the BEST advice, and it’s basically all just ponies and rainbows. I have a sister folks and let me tell you, there’s definitely more to it than just that.
Friends to Lovers
This isn’t technically my favourite trope as it’s quite common, and just not that interesting to me, BUT I need to give it a little shout-out because of my Percabeth baes. They truly proved me wrong on this one, as they do carry this trope on their back.
This is more for science fiction, and is one of the BEST tropes ever! I often think about if there are alternate realities, worlds running alongside our own, and I love reading different takes on this topic.
Anti-heroes, morally grey characters, whatever you call them, any shape or form I’ll TAKE IT! It’s just…..a yes from me. Characters like this are typically so much more complex and well-developed and let’s be honest goody two shoes aren’t entertaining for anyone. A few of my favourite books with this trope are The Female of the Species, the Villains Duology and Six of Crows.
Pirate Themes / Trope
I realized how much I LOVED Pirate books, and how much of a lack of pirate books there are once I read Fable. Please oh PLEASE if you have any recommendations I’d love them!
We can never get enough badass women. My all-time fave has got to be Annabeth Chase of course, but in most of the books I read there is a strong female character, and I am NOT complaining.
Set in College
Another trope I adore is books set in college! I’ve always subconsciously searched out books that are set in the period that I am currently in. So as I am heading to college in September, and gradually transitioning from books set in high school to those set in college/university, I am wanting to read this trope now more than ever! The books from this trope that instantly come to mind are Fangirl and The Off-Campus Series(although I am currently reading many that are in this trope such as The Female Persuasion and The Secret History).
Books about Death / The Psychology of Dying
I’ve only recently started reading actual books about this trope, although I’ve always been interested in it. My most recent read and one that has become one of my ultimate faves is When Breath Becomes Air(full review coming soon).