Book Lists: Forced Proximity

You’re snowed in a cabin with your “worst enemy.” The elevator stops and it’s just you and your new, handsome, off-limits boss stuck inside. You’re stranded in the middle of nowhere with the guy you’ve been flirting with. Forced proximity is an excuse to get two characters together and creates the perfect tension to see…… Continue reading Book Lists: Forced Proximity

Bookish Playlist: Enemies to Lovers

It’s time for a playlist that represents bookstagram’s favorite trope: enemies to lovers. Power Over Me by Dermot KennedyMonster by Imagine DragonsDevil in Your Eye by Mumford and SonsR U Mine? by Arctic Monkeys I hate u, i love u by gnash and Olivia O’BrienI Hate Everything About You by Three Days GraceKiss With A…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Enemies to Lovers

Book Lists: Deadly Deals

A great book trope is when the protagonist has to bargain with someone (or something) more sinister. Maybe it’s a literal deal with the devil, playing the fiddle for their soul. Maybe it’s with a witch who wants their firstborn. But there are times when the main character is so desperate, they’ll strike a deadly…… Continue reading Book Lists: Deadly Deals

Book Lists: Books with Assassins

I think it’s fair to say we love morally grey characters, especially ever since we’ve realized the world isn’t black and white. Sometimes, readers even fall for the villain, if he’s dark and handsome enough. And then, some of the best books have leading killers with awesome skills and who put the sass in assassinate.…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Assassins

Bookish Playlist: Friends to Lovers

Another day, another playlist. Though I know some think of friends to lovers as a boring trope, I’ve always thought it was cute. As a kid, I wished I lived next door to a cute boy my age that I could be friends with and eventually fall in love. Friends to lovers reminds me of…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Friends to Lovers

Book Lists: Books with Mad Scientists

A common trope in science-fiction, and perhaps other genres as it originated in Gothic Fiction, is that of the mad scientist. It’s essentially a character who is obsessed with experimental science, trying to invent something that has never been tried and society may frown upon trying due to ethical reasons. This scientist may be truly…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Mad Scientists