If & Then Thursday: Witty Tropey Fun

if and then

If&Then Thursdays is a book meme created by Alex@ Young at Heart Books. How do you participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is choose two books that are somewhat related in theme, writing style, genre, etc. Tell us how they are similar and why we would like them! All recommendations should be made in this format:

“If you like Book A, then you might enjoy Book B”


The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde


When I went over to Alex’s post today, I saw her idea of using a classic and then comparing it with a YA book. I thought that was genius, and it totally inspired my idea today. I love me some Oscar Wilde. I went into this play, not knowing anything about him or it, and it quickly found a way onto my favorites shelf. It’s basically mocking the elite Victorian society that Wilde was living in, poking fun at tropes, romance, and more. It is hilarious, and if you have never read it, please do because it’s the only classic that I hold dearly to my heart and literally want everyone to read. If you like comedy and wit, this is the book for you. Plus, it has the most epic argument about muffins ever. Check it out here.


It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm

it's not you, it's me

This book was adorableeeeeeeeeeee. And so much fun. It’s basically formatted like a play/transcript, and it reads so much like Wilde’s wit and humor. It’s about a girl who is going through all of her ex boyfriends and trying to figure out what went wrong – and why she had to befall the worst fate of all: being dumped before prom. You see the change in characters, the poking fun of major tropes, making fun of romance, and adorable swoons – all of what you get in The Importance of Being Earnest. Although, maybe not so much about the swoons. This book was brilliant, and I can’t wait to share my final review with you soon! Check it out here!

What do you think? Have you read either of these? What would you recommend for books that are witty and tropey? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

20 thoughts on “If & Then Thursday: Witty Tropey Fun

    1. Alex had the brilliant idea, and I was like…this makes SO much sense. And it doessssssssssssssssssssssss. It has some very cute swoons and comedy and poking fun of tropes. It’s brilliant. You will love so much.

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  1. I haven’t read either, but you totally sold me on the YA. (Not that Oscar Wilde isn’t amazing, I’m just not in the classic headspace at the moment.) Adding to my TBR!

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