Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top Five Tuesday topic is Tropes I Can’t Get Enough Of, which was a lot of fun to write. After taking a bit of a blogging break, I loved brainstorming what tropes I wanted to talk about for this post. Originally, I was going to only write about romance tropes, but at the last minute, I decided to throw in two non-romance tropes to keep things interesting.
Enemies-to-Lovers – Enemies-to-lovers will always be one of my favourite tropes, especially when it features lots of banter between the two characters. I love reading about characters who can’t stand the sight of each other to realize that they are in love with each other. Books with this trope usually feature characters with great chemistry, making them even more enjoyable to read.
Food – I love books that feature food as a major plot point. Give me all of the characters that love to cook and bake. I love characters who cook or bake when they’re stressed, who are always pushing food on their friends, or go to great lengths to create the perfect meal. I know that these books always make me hungry, but I can’t get enough of them.
Second Chance Romance – I love this trope because it usually makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy. It’s nice reading about characters who had a falling out, who end up having a second chance together. These books usually feature some great moments, and I love the character growth that they usually contain.
Detectives – I don’t know if this is a trope, but I love books that feature detectives, especially amateur or private detectives. Some of my all-time favourite fictional characters are detectives, like Hercule Poirot, Stevie Bell, and Sherlock Holmes. These characters are usually a bit quirky and memorable, and I love reading about them following the clues to solve the crime.
Grumpy/Sunshine – I love romance books that feature a grumpy character and a sunshine character falling for each other. I usually want to end up giving the grumpy character a hug, and I love reading about the sunshine character trying to break through the walls they’ve put up. Sometimes this trope can cross into the enemies-to-lovers area, which makes me enjoy it even more.
Yes!! I am totally here for Grumpy/Sunshine!! I was trying to figure out how to do a “stabby girls and soft boys” (maybe I should have just called it that?) but then ended up going in another direction. Great list!! Hope you had fun this week (and welcome back) 💕