ranking every book trope from worst to best (with @caricanread) | Summary and Q&A

April 26, 2023
Jack Edwards
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ranking every book trope from worst to best (with @caricanread)


Two book enthusiasts discuss various book tropes, their preferences, and their impact on storytelling.

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Key Insights

  • πŸ“” Book tropes can influence readers' decision to buy a book, as they may be attracted to or intrigued by certain tropes.
  • πŸ’‘ The marketing of books with specific tropes can be both beneficial and limiting, as tropes provide a clear idea of what readers can expect, but may also result in predictability.
  • 😜 Personal preferences significantly affect how readers rank and perceive different book tropes.
  • πŸͺœ Book tropes can be successful in storytelling when they are cleverly executed, add depth to the characters, and offer unique perspectives.


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Questions & Answers

Q: Have book tropes ever influenced your decision to buy a book?

Yes, certain tropes can be enticing and make me more interested in a book, especially if they align with my preferences and interests.

Q: What are the pros and cons of books marketing themselves with specific tropes?

Pros include attracting readers who enjoy those tropes and providing readers with a clear idea of what to expect. However, cons include potential clichΓ©s or predictability associated with certain tropes.

Q: Are there any book tropes that you dislike or avoid?

Personally, I dislike tropes like character deaths at the end, love triangles, and chosen ones. I prefer happier endings and more unique storytelling.

Q: Can you give examples of books that have successfully and cleverly used certain book tropes?

Examples include "The Love Hypothesis" for fake dating, "The Queer Principles of Kit Webb" for enemies to lovers, and "Boy Parts" for a villain's perspective. These books provide fresh takes on popular tropes.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The YouTubers discuss how book tropes can make or break a book and how they can influence their decision to buy a book.

  • They rank 12 book tropes individually and then reveal their preferences to each other, discussing the pros and cons of each trope.

  • Their rankings vary, showcasing personal preferences and the different opinions people may have on book tropes.

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