Top Ten Tuesday (Favourite Book Tropes)

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is about book tropes, in particular our favourite ones. This was a hard one for me to come up with as I have more tropes that I hate than love, so I apologise in advance for not doing the full top ten list.

What book tropes do you love/hate?

1) The Love Triangle

I’m starting off with a pretty cringy and cliche one but I can’t get enough of a good love triangle! I enjoy trying to figure out who would be better for the character the two boys/girls are fighting over and I’m usually shocked if I turn out to be right or I start fuming that they have chosen the wrong one. Yes, some books have not gone the right way in dealing with this trope but it can be really entertaining to read if done well.

2) Enemies to Lovers

Another one that is cliche but one that I enjoy reading. The enjoyment I get out of shipping two characters that are meant to hate each other is unreal. If they get together during the book I will often be heard cheering.

3) Friendship Based

I do love a good romance but sometimes it’s just nice to read a book thats all about friendship. Seeing friendships grow and develop throughout a book is such a heartwarming feeling and always puts a big smile on my face.

4) The Strong Female

I love a book with a strong female protagonist! I feel that there needs to be more girl power in books in general and when a kick ass female rocks up it’s a breath of fresh air. It’s probably the feminist in me talking but strong female book characters are great role models for young girls everywhere.

5) Friends to Lovers

Another romantic trope that I adore is Friends to Lovers. When there are two friends in a book that obviously have romantic feelings for each other I tend to ship it! I’m often heard shouting ‘just tell them how you feel!” and when they do I’m very relieved.

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (Favourite Book Tropes)

    1. Agreed. While I can get super invested in a romantic plot-line, I think the main character should always have a strong friendship too! I don’t care how in love you are, your romantic partner is not (and should not) be your whole life


  1. Great picks!! I agree about love triangles–if it’s done right, I’m 100% here for it. I’ve had some really bad experiences with love triangles and some really, really wonderful ones. The wonderful ones outweigh the lesser ones most of the time.


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