Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today’s theme is :Books With Your Favourite Trope/Theme.
Well I don’t know you, but there are words in a synopsis that will have me drop everything to buy a book!
These are my favorite tropes or themes (I can never tell them apart) and my favorite books with them.
Oh and you’ll maybe get more than ten books today!
(Dark)Academia: I love imagining I could have gone to an elite academy with ruthless students and I’d have had to prove my worth…and triumph of course!
Single dad (I always fall for single dads, there is something swoony especially if he is big and muscled and gets all mushy with his kid!)
Found family or Crew (I just love the idea of strangers finding each other and bond over drama to become thick as thieves! Or lost boy or girl who will finally find a warm family to have their back).
Thanks for reading!
Oh these are some great tropes! Especially the found family trope, that my all-time fave 🙂
Me too Lindsey!
Oh I have so many. Here are some of my favorites. Sustained by Emma Chase, Motorcycle Man and The Will by Kristen Ashley, Saving Grace by Julie Garwood, My Favorite Bride by Christina Dodd, Devil’s Lair by Anna Zaires (dark romance so check the triggers), Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard, A Chance at Love by Beverly Jenkins —-Just to name a few!!
I loved Motorcycle Man!!
I just adore all of these tropes, but single dad is my favorite. I have such a soft spot for a good father.
If you have any favorite stories with single dads, just shoot!
Big yes to the single dad trope! Seeing that is a sure-fire draw for me every time. 🙂
I would have a hard time narrowing down a favourite! I do love a good found family trope as well! Great list! 🙂
Ooooh what a fun prompt!! I love the tropes you chose too. I’m absolutely obsessed with dark academia but haven’t read Zodiac Academy or Crave yet so those two are definitely going on my list. Awesome post!
Some of my favorite tropes I love dark academia and found family tropes so much! And I love your examples.
Thank you Tammy!
Found family is one of my preferred themes as well: it always makes for some very engaging stories 🙂
I totally agree Tammy!
I love all of these tropes too and completely agree with you about single dads who clearly treasure their kids. So sweet.
Thank you Suzanne!
I didn’t think of it, but those single dad books always warm my heart. Forever Right Now was a great one too. Sawyer had such a great bond with his kid too.