Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Tropes I Want More Of

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Hello bookworms!
I hope you all are having a great day. It has been a while since I’ve done a Top 5 Tuesday post. But when I saw the prompts for this month, I knew that I had to play along. This weeks prompt is Top 5 Tropes I Want More Of. This was actually much harder to come up with than I thought. There are a lot more tropes that I dislike (hint, hint: that’s next weeks prompt) but I did come up with 5 and here they are!


If you are not familiar, Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. She has topics for every week and if you have an idea for a topic, then send your suggestions her way.


1. Enemies to Lovers
This one has got to be my favorite! And my favorite example is A Court of Thorns and Roses. It’s one of my favorite series and this trope is so well done.

Examples: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


2. Female Friendships
I don’t see a lot of good solid female friendships. I often read books where the female characters dislike each other. So it’s a nice change when I actually see friendships blossom. I grew up with some really amazing female friends and I was the shy quiet girl who was friendly with everyone. So the hating I see in stories is not something I can relate to.

Examples: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Cinder & Iko)


3. Best Friends to Lovers
Much like the first one, the idea of friends becoming lovers is so romantic. I think friendships can really solidify a relationship and being their friend first helps you to understand and know them better.

Examples: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


4. Assassins
Can we please have more stories with assassins? I have not read enough of these. Any recommendations that I need to read now? Throne of Glass is, obviously, the first one to come to mind but I need MORE!

Examples: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


5. The Chosen One
I love a character that has a humble background and they aren’t really sure of who they are and throughout the story they discover themselves and also save the world!

Examples: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


What are some of your favorite tropes? I’d love to hear from you all. Thanks for reading!!RachaelInstagramPinteresttumblrTwitter


13 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Tropes I Want More Of

  1. Well you are so right about the female friendship! That’s sad as it is great when it works! I loved it in Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

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  2. YES YES YES FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS. I’ve been thinking about this one so much recently. Like, I feel like there are never enough realistic female friendships being depicted in YA books (especially fantasy). If the MC has a best friend, it’s usually her maid or someone who doesn’t actually get fleshed out and is simply there for plot purposes. I love that you included Cinder and Iko as your example 🙂 Thanks for a lovely list and a great post!

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