Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes

For That Artsy Reader Girl’s Top Ten Tuesday:


August 20: Favorite Tropes (a trope is a commonly used theme or plot device) (submitted by Andrea @ Books for Muse)

1. Mysterious school

2. Slow burn romance

3. Small towns

4. Missing/Absent parents

5. Family secrets

6. Gothic

7. Neo-Victorian

8. Time Travel / Time Slips

9. Dual Timelines

10. Fairy Tale retellings


8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes

  1. I love fairy tale retellings, especially when they get creative. Mysterious schools and slow-burn romance are also favorites! I’m a little more cautious with time travel, though… there have been some great ones, but I’ve also been burned on those before.

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  2. I love dual timelines! Have you read On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden? The action takes place in a space HS and on a spaceship — it’s mostly day-to-day character-driven stuff but it’s space and the colours are so pretty it’s still super intriguing and it still has a plot 🙂

    My TTT

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  3. Love mysterious schools too (gosh I need to read Vilette already). And I loved never let me go and secret history. Slow burn romances are great- and all of those books are great picks for that! I also like missing/absent parents, family secrets and gothic books. I love fairy tale retellings as well 🙂

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