Book Lingo: Genre Vs. Troupe

Hello Lovelies!

When I first started my #bookstagram (book-Instagram) I ran into a lot of different types of lingo that I had no idea what people were talking about and I had to kinda just learn as I went along. 

So after having my #Bookstagram for a little over 6 months now, I have learned a thing or two, and today I am going to share one of those things with you. 

What is a genre and a troupe? 

A genre is a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. (

The word trope can refer to any type of figure of speech, theme, image, character, or plot element that is used many times. (

First, let's start with genre. 

There are about 50 different types of genres, but to keep it simple today, we are going to narrow it down to the most popular ones: 
  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Thriller & Suspense
  • LGBTQ+
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Graphic Novel
  • Young Adult
And more, but you get the picture. 

Essentially, a genre is the type of story that a book is about. 

Next, let's talk about troupe.

A troupe is a subject matter within a genre. For instance, I read romance novels, and I love to read dark romance, bully romance, reverse harem, age gap, and more. Those are all troupes. 

Hopefully this will help you -->

So, I am hoping that cleared up any questions that you had about genre vs troupe. 

Till next time.

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