This list was a lot of fun to put together. Sometimes these words give you a good idea of what a book is about — other times, they seem trite. Either way, the fantasy genre definitely suffers from overused words.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a freebie — we decided to talk about some of our least favorite tropes. A disclaimer: we don’t think tropes or “trope-y” books are by any means bad. Tropes are just storytelling elements, and they allow us to break stories down and find intersections between them. They’re a great tool for readers and writers.
This list was tricky to put together because we both like to re-read, especially if we really loved the book. But thank you to That Artsy Reader Girl for the Top Ten Tuesday!
Top Ten Tuesday: Characters that I liked from Non-Favorite/disliked books This one is tricky, but we had fun thinking back through to books that we didn’t like (and probably vented a lot about).
We divided this one up between each other and it was honestly hard to pare it down to five books each. But we managed somehow. As always, thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for this Top Ten Tuesday!
It was tough to narrow down our list for this installment of Top Ten Tuesday. There have been so many books we’ve read even in the last year or so that we thought we’d hate but loved, or that we were really hopeful for but hated. Thanks to That Artsy Reader girl for continuing on the Top Ten Tuesday tradition!