It’s the last week of Six for Sunday does Tropes (side note, I have loved this month’s theme Steph)! Today it’s tropes you want to see more of, and if someone could get on with writing me books with all these things, that would be great, thanks:
1. Friendship Triangles – I would love more books with friendship triangles. Things like Sara Barnard’s Beautiful Broken Things with Suze, Caddy and Rosie and some friendship drama that’s not about a boy.
2. Good, Supportive Parents – I want to see more books with good parents supporting their children’s life choices. Parents like the dads in Laura Steven’s The Love Hypothesis.
3. LGBTQ+ Characters Whose Story Isn’t About Their Sexuality – all of these books please, where LGBTQ+ people are just out their living their best lives. Especially books with transgender and non-binary characters, like Pet by Akwaeke Emezi and The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinksi.
4. Cult Books – I don’t know if this is a trope but give me all the cult books. Books like The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes.
5. Revenge Narratives – I love a revenge narrative, especially a dark twisted one like Foul and Fair by Hannah Capin. Give me more books like this please.
6. Closed Room Mysteries – is this a trope? I do not know, but I want more of it. I love a good mystery / thriller, especially ones where the crime happened in a small space with a limited number of suspects like One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus.
What tropes do you like to see in books? What do you wish there was more of?