Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
For some reason, I feel as though I’ve done this prompt before. I just can’t seem to find it anywhere. And, to be fair, tropes are talked about fairly often within the book community. Honestly, this list isn’t perfect and it’s definitely not my 100% set top ten list. It’s more of a put together quickly post with tropes I can be known to like.
10. Pretend dating.
This one’s just fun, really. And it occasionally involves enemies to lovers, a trope I have a rather large weakness for.
9. Best friends to lovers.
There’s so much cuteness involved in these kinds of stories. And it often involves jealousy, misunderstandings, and just fun.
8. Villain is the good guy.
This can be executed horribly when it’s written poorly or too obviously, however, when the villain turns out to be good and the hero turns out to be bad…if it’s done well…it’s brilliant.
7. Powers they didn’t know they had.
I just read a lot of these. And to be fair, I hate about the same number that I love, so…
6. Unresolved sexual tension.
Sexual tension in general that builds up is something that really gets me.
5. Morally grey characters.
These are honestly some of the best characters in existence. Purely good characters can get boring sometimes.
4. Apocalyptic / dystopian world.
My go-to worlds! They’re just so much fun!
3. Kissing someone to get them to stop talking.
If you don’t like this trope, you’re wrong.
2. Enemies to lovers.
My biggest weakness as far as I’m concerned.
1. Forgotten friend from childhood.
Okay, okay. This is my favorite trope and I imagine it will be for the rest of my life. But the idea of two characters knowing each other as children, preferably where one saves the other, and then growing up and forgetting each other only to meet again and then fall in love breaks and mends my heart all at once. It was the Anastasia film that really sold me on this one (little Dimitri saving Anya as a kid and then…UGH I LOVE IT SO MUCH).
And that’s all for today! Happy TTT!