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Everyone has those tropes that they can’t get enough of. They may have one hundred thousand books on the trope, and yet, they aren’t sick of it. I have some too, obviously. And today, to honour those wonderful tropes I’m devoting this post to gushing over them.
*Warning: A very teenagery rant ahead.*
Imagine this: You step into your college for the first time, your heart full of hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future. You look around, imagining yourself in a montage, similar to that of a movie…. when a football knocks your phone out of your hand. You pick it up from the ground, only to find out that the screen has a large crack. You frown and crane your neck to find out the guilty person. You see a tall, brown-haired guy coming, running to you, a smile on his face. You frown and glare at him, and his smile drops off his face.
“Is this football yours?” You say to him, and he nods, unsure of what to say. “Could you be more careless with it? Look at this.” You say, angrily, thrusting your phone in his face.
“I am sorry, it was an accident.” He says. “Ughh, whatever.” You say and start to walk off. “I can pay for the repair!” He says, but you ignore him and walk to your classroom, only to find out that he’s there too. You roll your eyes as you enter. He catches that, and says, “Look, we’re probably gonna have to face each other the entire year, let’s just be amicable, if not proper friends.” You ignore him and sit down.
Your professor comes in, and turns out both of you are to work on the same project since your roll numbers are next to each other. “Awesome.” You think to yourself.
Sparks fly, and bam! Eighty four days later you have your first kiss and live happily ever after.
Okay, that was highly ideological and obviously doesn’t happen in real life, but one can hope! And if it doesn’t happen in real life, that doesn’t mean we can’t live it through books, right?
There’s just something magical happening when two people who hate each other or at least pretend to, fall in love.
P.S.- That’s definitely not a scenario I’ve imagined happening to me.
- Boy Bands:
The world can never have enough Boy Band books, period.
Also, if anyone knows any single boys who’re in a boy band, point them here please, thank you.
Okay, so there’s just something about a boy band dynamic that makes them so appealing. The guys fit like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and chances are you end up getting a boyfriend and brothers. That is a great life relationship thing, okay? I love boy bands, I am sorry😭😭
- K-drama like books:
Okay, honestly, until two months ago, I had no idea what the hype for K-dramas or K-drama like books was, but they’ve grown on me, and I simple love books set in Seoul! I’ve read only a couple, but I already know I NEED to visit Seoul someday! The name of the city is so beautiful too- Seoul.
Besides, these books are so dramatic- I simply love drama, despite or perhaps because of the lack of it in my life.
- Books with accurate Indian rep:
Okay, these are really rare. Like really really rare. And when you finally find one, oh the joy. Honestly, American authors think three things about Indians- A. All Indian parents are super strict B. Holi is the only festival we celebrate and C. There’s only one culture in India. All three of these are wrong. A. Sure, our parents are strict, but they do have our best interests at heart. And not all parents are strict, some are super lax too! B. NO! We have so many festivals, small ones like Naag Panchami and stuff and larger ones like Rakshabandhan, Diwali etc. What’s more, due to so many different cultures in India- different cultures have different festivals too. For examples, Punjabis celebrate Baisakhi, Malayalis celebrate Onam and so on! Authors generally botch the rep by either not specifying the culture or by mixing multiple of them up!
- Mental Health:
I love books that deal with mental health, even if it’s not the primary focus of the book. I love it. And I have nothing more to say about it.
- Road Trips:
I love books with road trips in them! There’s just something so endearing about bonding with 5 other people and i simply love to read about new places and stuff! It’s so amazing! Of course, this may have to do with the fact that I love road trips too, but road trip books are amazing! But somehow I never end up picking a book knowing it has a road trip I just end up reading and loving them when they come in my way.
- Murder of Influencers:
Okay, these are a type of books that I actively try to find, but can’t. I have read exactly one book of this trope, and I have another that I’ll read for a blog tour, but they sound SO fun! I really do wanna pick up more of these, so here’s to hoping authors write more of these!
What are some of your favourite tropes or genres to read? What are some of your favourite books from the tropes above? Let me know in the comments!