Hello friends, I’m so excited to start up favorite Fridays again, and with a very intriguing topic. I’ve found that most tropes I either don’t feel strongly about (like enemies-to-lovers), or I am beginning to tire of (heroine in a medieval fantasy world rises against the patriarchy). However, there is one, above all others that I love. And that is…books about books!
More specifically, books that are about magical or mysterious books. My favorite example of this, of course, is The Starless Sea (I don’t think I can go more than 3 posts without mentioning that book). I mean, how much more magical can you get than a giant underground enchanted library of the world? And then there are the less magical, but still charming examples like Amelia Unabridged, or profound ones like The Book Thief. Really, whatever the tone or integration, if its centered around books I will inevitably fall in love.
Although I haven’t read a ton books with this trope, I think it is becoming increasingly popular (yay!!). I am so excited to read The Midnight Library, and The Library of the Unwritten has been on my TBR for a while as well. And please, let me know if you have any more recommendations!
Really I think I love these stories so much because I want to live them. What reader doesn’t dream of finding a book that will lead them on a daring quest, or to their true love, or help them discover magic? Reading about characters who get to live out my fantasies is about as good as getting to experience them myself. Well, maybe not quite, but it’s definitely the next best thing. And a girl can always continue to dream.
So, what’s your favorite bookish trope? Feel free to comment, or tag me in a post of your own.
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