Earlier this week I shared book tropes that I no longer want to read.
Today, I thought I would share book tropes I will always read. I like to call these, “shut up and take my money” books.
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9 Book Tropes I Will Always Read
Although I’ve read hundreds of books with these themes, I’ll keep reading these book tropes because I love them that much.
I love books about time travel. Something about the mysteries of the space-time continuum makes for a good story. I’ll read just about any book that has time travel in it!
As unrealistic as some of these may be, I love them. Themes of love/hate are appealing to me and I would much rather read about a romance where the couple is shouting at each other half the time than one that is fully loving and supportive.
I like imagining what the world might be like in the future. Although I don’t really believe that the world will continue to get worse and super-oppressive, it is still fun to read about what that might be like. Then read about what it is like to rebel from that oppression. I’m just a rebel at heart, is all. 🙂
Parents are awesome, but I prefer my book children orphaned. They can do so much more when they are allowed to sneak out. I feel bad when children sneak away from loving parents. If that child is escaping from a cruel uncle, however, more power to the kid!
Strong Female Leads
I could never get tired of female characters who are as awesome as the women I know in real life. All books should have a strong lead full of personality.
Writing can change over time. It is the innovative books that create trends and determine what will be popular in the future. I appreciate authors (and publishers) who think outside the box and produce something truly unique. The books may not always be my favorites, but I will continue to support them.
Witty and Quippy Books
I like humor in my stories. I appreciate a good line of wit. I enjoy books better when they are not quite so serious all the time. This is why I will read stories like the Mortal Instruments series and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Funny books are fun to read.
Books about Books
Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, so I will usually read any book that features a bookstore, library, person with a bookish career, or otherwise relates to books in some way. My favorite recent read about books was Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.
Books with Stodgy Main Characters
I love a good stick in the mud. I identify with the character. I love it when they are able to go on adventures, like in The Hobbit. Stodgy main characters are the best! Usually they like awesome things like tea and bunny slippers.
What book tropes will you read no matter what?
Lit Lovers Link Party
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This Week’s Lit Lover Features
Last week, I really enjoyed this book list that Verushka shared about out-of-the-box retellings of King Arthur. I also really enjoyed this post by Heather from Based on a True story about hyped-up books she will probably never read. Don’t every let anyone make you feel bad for not reading an “it” book!