Every literary trope is only as good as the storyteller using it, but there are some that readers wholeheartedly adore, and others that they dread seeing on the page.
Naturally, the bibliophiles of r/books have discussed both topics at length, in threads like u/R_J2's "What are some common tropes in books that you hate?" and u/HelloDesdemona's "Your Favorite Tropes You Never Get Tired Of." Here are the best responses from both threads.
Responses have been edited for length and clarity.