August 20, 2019
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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Literary Tropes.
My Favorite Literary Tropes
Do you have favorite tropes?
Part of successfully choosing your next read is knowing what tropes (themes or plot devices) you enjoy and which you don’t! I will almost always be happy with my reading experience when I choose to read a book with one of the following tropes (listed in no particular order).
The Gruff Older Character Whose Life is Changed by a Precocious, Precious, or Extraordinary Child
The Importance of Family, Complicated Family Drama
Books About Books, Bookshops, Literary Themes
Oh Goodness! I have an ENTIRE post on literary friendships here!!!
Against the Odds
This is a difficult category because (1) it’s one of my favorite tropes and (2) most all of my histfic and memoir reads reflect an “Against the Odds” trope. A few fiction and nonfiction examples include The Glass Castle, Educated, In Pieces, Amal Unbound, Hillbilly Elegy, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, On the Come Up, Paper Hearts, The Lost For Words Bookshop, Salt to the Sea. (Unbroken would also easily fit here…picture above)
Quirky Characters Living Their Best Lives
Yes, I have an ENTIRE post on admirable quirky characters here!
Which are your favorite tropes?
Do we share any favorites?
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