Hey y’all! For Blogmas Day 15 I thought I would talk about my bookish buzzwords. There are so many books that there are certain things that draw me in every time! Usually, when one of these words is used in a blurb I’m all in.
- Lost love – These are the stories where boy and girl meet or grow-up together and then circumstances separate them. They end up back together by some fate and then they fall in love or realize that they have always loved each other. This is the hopeless romantic in me that loves this. I keep her pretty clamped down but that doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy it in fiction. (Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz)
- The “Chosen One” with a caveat – I do like the “chosen one” trope but they can’t find out they are the chosen one and then just magically be good at their gift. I like when they have to work to figure out all of their gifts and how it all works. If they find out their the chosen one and then they are magically at the top of their game, I find that annoying. (Harry Potter, duh)
- Immigrant stories – This is a more recent one. I’m always interested in stories about immigrants and the immigration experience. I especially love when the book goes deep into how they acclimate to their new surroundings. (Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi)
- Hate to Love trope – I mean this is a favorite of many people. I love it when the love interest absolutely hate each other in the beginning but the more they get to know each other, they slowly fall in love. There goes that hopeless romantic again. (My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff)
- Victorian England – I think this could apply to many people. I do prefer a story in Victorian England that has some scandal to it though. If it includes a brothel or a pregnant, unwed lady I’m kind of here for it. I also like when the women in the stories kind of buck the system and do their own thing. (The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman)
- Generational Family Sagas – I love a story that follows generations of one family. I find it so interesting to see how decisions made by one generation can positively or negatively effect future generation in ways that you don’t even think. It always makes me reflect on decisions made by family members and looking at the cause and effect of things. (A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton)
These are 6 of my bookish buzzwords/tropes that I love with some recent or current reads for examples. There are more but my brain is pretty fried today, so yeah.
What are some of your bookish buzzwords? What tropes do you love? Let’s chat in the comments.
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