Top Ten Tuesday #20 – Favorite Tropes

Hello everyone and it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

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

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Favorite Tropes


(1) Enemies to lovers

A perfect example of this wonderful trope would definitely be The UnHoneymooners. Easily one of my favorite books not just of 2019, but of all time. I usually always love when two people start off as pure enemies, then end up completely in love. I feel like it gives an opportunity of light-hearted humor to a book and more personality to the characters.

(2) And Then There Were None..

YES! I loveee this trope, based on the book And Then There Were None.. Basically in this ‘trope’ or retelling, whatever you prefer, it mainly includes a group of diverse people in one setting for the entirety of the book. Out of the group, someone killed another member, and basically keeps killing everyone off until they either a) figure it out or b) everyone is killed off except for the actual murderer of course.

A perfect example of this kind of trope: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

(3) Childhood Best Friends to lovers

One of my favorite authors, Abbi Glines, generally goes this route with her books, so of course I have to be able to love this classic trope.

(4) Husband and Wife secrets

Okay so, I LOVE when a husband and wife have secrets towards each other, and it gets to the point where if they told each other their secrets, they could figure out the problem together. I KNOW! I feel like this is a trope most people would hate but I love it. I think it brings necessary stress into my life, and I can release some normal everyday stress because I will know that at the end of the day… no matter how tough some days can be, it can’t be as bad as this husband and wife duo you’re reading about right now.. haha!

Example: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena & My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing


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