Top Ten Tuesday ★ 9

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works: 

I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information. You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics below so you can plan ahead. I’ll post a Linky here on the blog each week so you can link up your post (if you want). If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!

NOTE: If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes I will give your topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella.

 - Jana of The Artsy Reader Girl

Ten Tropes I Squee Over

Alpha Heroes/Heroines
I know, okay. I know. But, hear me out. You can have your cake and eat it too, I've read it, and I've dated it. You can have an alpha type personality and not be a douche. They're hard to write and even harder to find off of the page, but they exist. I should talk about that sometime, I'm making a note in the planner now.
Predestined Soulmates
If you look at my Kindle library and my Kindle Unlimited/Prime Reading rental history, you'd find that I either own or have borrowed a very large portion of Amazon's offerings of books that centre on the soulmate trope. I think it's a beautiful concept to have that person/s* out there in the world that is meant for you and you're meant for them.
* I fully support healthy polyamorous relationships and believe that if soulmates are real, there are poly matches
The Nobody Who Saves the Kingdom/World/Universe
I won't even apologise for this one. It's always been my dream to help save the world, so excuse me while I live out my dream in my books. Captain Planet thanks you.
Popular Jocks falling for Unpopular Geeks
If I'm reading on Wattpad, this is my trope. I am absolute trash over this dumpster fire.
Shop Owner Romance
Who wouldn't adore a story where, over time, a customer and a baker fall in love? I think it's the cutest trope and I will defend it with my last breath!
Sharing is Caring
Usually referred to as the 'One Bed' trope where for some odd reason two people wind up having to share a bed, or an apartment, or a hotel room, or air b&b (is somebody writing that one for me?). I love this. It's so freaking awkward and I love awkward. Let me get some popcorn and I can delight in someone that isn't me being in an awkward situation for once.
The Ultimate Evil vs Ultimate Good
With my autism, I struggle a lot with "grey" so good vs evil storylines where you're on one side or the other, is a good safe space for me to hide in. I try not to read a lot of it though because the world is not one or the other and I do not need to relearn that, thanks.
Hero with a Troubled Past
I love a hero with a Past. Just send it to the printer, that book needs to come home with me. Angsty protags are my babies. You got issues, I got issues, damned straight my book's mains are going to have issues. Don't make them unlikeable because of the Troubled Past, but give me the draaaaama!
Bodyguard Romance
Fine, I admit it. I am three bunnies in a trenchcoat obsessing over overly muscled hero-type people. Don't judge me.
Reluctant Heroes

I'm here for the "I recycle, isn't that enough?" heroes. Not the whiny "why me?" reluctance, but the PhD in Laziness reluctance. Scoff and heavy sigh and do the acts of heroism anyway.

Okay, y'all. That's it for this Top Ten Tuesday and I hope to see what some of y'all are up to with yours. Do y'all like any of these too? Let me know in the comments, duckies!
Until next time, have a happily ever after!

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