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
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