Welcome back to another Top 5 Tuesday! If you aren’t familiar with Top 5 Tuesday, it is a group here on WordPress now currently run by Shanah over at BionicBookWorm, that features a different book related topic each week.
I didn’t take part in Top 5 Tuesday last week so I have decided to use last week’s topic for this post as it was a good one.
If you’re taking part in this week’s Top 5 Tuesday or if you’ve done a similar post in the past, then please leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll check it out.
Top 5 Tropes I’d Like To See More Of:
- Unlikely friendships/relationships
Think of The Breakfast Club but in book form and you’ll understand what I mean. I am a sucker for the typical popular athlete falling for a bookworm Americanised trope that fills the pages of most popular YA novels. No matter how hard I try, I simply can’t deny the stupid grin on my face when the unlikely couple finally realise they are perfect for each other.
- Close-knit/Supportive Families
Every other book I read seems to use the dysfunctional family format trope to surround their protagonist in tragedy so it’s always refreshing to read a book where family is not the root of the protagonists’ problems. My favourite example of this is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I mentioned this in my review of the second book in the series but the scenes with Lara Jean and her family are so pure and lovely.
- Strong Female Leads
This is so easy to get wrong but when it’s done right, there’s nothing quite like it. My favourite examples of this are definitely Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins and Izzy O’Neill from The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven.
- The Fall of Society/ The World Inverted
I am a big fan of dystopian fiction, so I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this trope. Whilst the premise is the same, each author uses it for an entirely different purpose which is always so interesting to see. Some of my favourite examples of this are The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood and The Power by Naomi Alderman.
- The Chosen One
I love this trope even if I don’t always love the character that is the chosen one (I think we all know I’m talking about Frodo here). The only example needed for this one has to be the self-titled chosen one, Harry Potter!
Thanks for reading! What are some of your favourite tropes that you’d like to see more of? Let me know in the comments below!