Top 5 Tuesday | Gimme MORE Trope-Types!

Top Five

Top 5 Tuesday! 

My favorite tropes, and ones that I’d love to see more of.  The idea of ‘tropes’ has always been a tricky one for me.  I think all books follow similar plot lines.  There are only so many out there, and the specifics are what makes each book better or worse.

These are the 5 that I find I usually like.

Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm!


Enemies/Nemesis to Lovers!

Enemies to Lovers is a popular trope, and it’s obvious why.  It’s fantastic when it comes to intensity and anticipation.  It’s a trope guaranteed to keep me on the edge of my seat, and usually crack me up when the two angry enemies start realizing there’s a deep attraction underneath.  Scrumptious!Scheduled October 5th

Wall Winnipeg storm-and-silence Hating Game


Oblivious Romantic Interest

I’d never have thought this trope would be one I’d love, but I do!  Every time I read a romance novel and the main character can’t see the attraction staring him in the face, and it always cracks me up!  I would have thought I’d find it annoying, but instead I find it irresistible.

Leo loves Aries


Grumpy Guy!

There’s nothing that gets me going in a romance novel like a grumpy guy.  I love when the hero is all kinds of grouchy, but softens for the love interest.  It always makes mushy inside.  I’m such a sucker for this trope, I married my own grumpy guy!  Every time he says something sweet, I’m putty in his hands.

Beard Science How to Be a Normal Person Illegal Contact


Falling in Love through Text

There’s something about reading two characters falling in love through letters that gets me right in the heart.  I think maybe it feels more honest, less physical, when they haven’t even seen what the other looks like.  If it’s an anonymous romance, I’m completely invested!

Simon Homo Sapiens Agenda Letters to the Lost Flat Out



Is there anything more interesting to read then an unexpected redemption arc?  Someone you knew was evil, but somehow it turned out they were a good person the whole time?  There were just extenuating circumstances, or a change of heart, then they end up becoming your favorite character?  I definitely love this trope.

Harry Potter Darker Shade Iron and Magic


About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

20 Responses

  1. Enemies to lovers is one of my favourites – I can’t believe that I forgot to list that one myself! Falling in love through text/email is so amazing! It’s a complete attraction of personality without appearance getting in the way – goes straight to my heart every time!


  2. This is such a great list, romance novels are my stress release too!! And I never even thought of oblivious romantic interest, but I love that one! It’s so fun watching them be clueless and mentally yelling at them things like, “THEY’RE IN LOVE WITH YOU, JEEZ.” 😂


  3. Beware Of The Reader

    Falling in Love through text…sigh and swoon here! I love that idea Wendy!!!! And yes Letters to the Lost was brilliant like that.


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