Happy Thursday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Thursday Discussion. Essentially, this is a biweekly meme where you write a post based on the prompt for that week. The post can be as long or as short as you want, and you can talk about as much or as little as you want. Visit this page for the upcoming topics! It happens every other week, and I generally post the topics a month(ish) in advance.
This week the topic is books with tropes you dislike that you still enjoy. Honestly, I don’t mind tropes. They’re there for a reason: they make media interesting. But, there are some tropes I like more than others, and some tropes I dislike (shameless plug: I did a post a little while ago judging different tropes in fantasy novels, go check it out!).
Every Day by David Levithan, insta-love: I think Every Day is the epitome of this trope. Yet, despite all it’s flaws, I love it. Sorry.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling, the chosen one: I feel like Harry Potter is the most obvious modern example of the chosen one. Harry is literally referred to as the Chosen One lmao. BUT I still love it and it’s one of my favourite series ever.
Beastly by Alex Flinn, ~not like other girls~: generally, the not like other girls trope is a deal breaker for me. However, in this book, I don’t think Lindy herself ever perpetuates it. The love interest views her as ~not like other girls~ because she’s different from the girls he’s used to, but (as far as I remember) Lindy never makes the distinction.
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson, the “really strong character doesn’t cry until someone shows a display of love towards them” trope: you know the one. I hate it, and I hated it in this book. But I loved the rest of the book, so it didn’t bother me too much.
So those are some books with tropes I dislike that I still enjoy. Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Are there any books with tropes you dislike that you still enjoy? Let me know!