The Trope Tag

There’s a trope for everything at this point. Some we can’t get enough of, and some we’d prefer to never see again. This week’s tag is all about tropes and how they can apply to books instead of characters.

Original tag by Ash @ Ink Words and Ash

Enemies to Lover: a book you formerly hated/disliked but now love

I don’t think I’ve ever changed my mind about a book I previously disliked. I didn’t expect to like Caraval by Stephanie Garber, but now I own the whole trilogy, so that’s as close to this prompt as I’ve gotten

Second Chance: a book you previously did-not-finish but now adore

I generally don’t DNF things until I’ve given them a fair shot, so once I’ve given up on a book I’ll probably never finish it

Love Triangle: a duology where you love both the books

If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman. Two sides of a heartbreaking decision

Friends to Lovers: a book recommended to you that you enjoyed

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Insta-Love: a book you knew you would love (at first sight)

I tried to resist The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, but that cloth-texture on the beautiful dust jacket got me

The Chosen One: your all-time favorite

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz is probably my longest standing favorite

Forbidden Love: a loved book you don’t talk about often

I’ve had The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski on my mind a lot recently, and I don’t think I talk about it nearly as much as some other books

Secret Billionaire: a book you read and enjoyed before you knew it was popular

The Martian by Andy Weir had been out for a couple years before I stumbled upon it at the library and I hadn’t heard anything about it until afterwards. Now it’s a well-known sci-fi with a movie adaptation

Found Family: your most cherished books

Any book that was gifted to me is more cherished than the ones I got myself

Forced Proximity: a required-reading book you read and enjoyed

Oedipus the King by Sophocles. My copy is actually from my high school, which is something I honestly can’t explain