Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite tropes

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is favorite tropes, and I don’t think anyone will be particularly shocked by this list, but here we go. . .

I’m also giving a ton of recommendations in this post, so I hope you love these books as much as I did!

friends to lovers

The DealJosh & Hazel’s Guide to Not DatingNot So Nice Guy

enemies to lovers

The Hating GameArrogant DevilAnything You Can Do

relationships developing through texts

Emergency Contact

fake dating

The UnhoneymoonersThe Kiss QuotientRoomies

road trips

Amy & Roger’s Epic DetourSeven Ways to Lose Your HeartLost At Sea


Blurred LinesThe Virgin Romance NovelistRoommates

pining from afar

Royal ScandalRed, White & Royal Blue99 Percent Mine

brother’s best friend/best friend’s brother

The Dating ExperimentBro CodeKaleidoscope Hearts

second chance romance

Starry EyesInfiniLove and Other Words

boy/girl next door

My Life Next DoorWallbangerLola and the Boy Next Door

Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link in the comments and I’ll check it out! What are some of your favorite tropes? Have you read any of these books? Let’s talk in the comments!

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite tropes

  1. rsrook says:

    Oh… I always feel embarrassed about my romance novel habit, but I have to say the fake dating ones always entertain me despite (or perhaps because?) they are the most ludicrous and least plausible.

    Also kind of got a sweet spot for fake and/or arranged marriages which I blame on watching too much K-drama and Bollywood in my youth.


    • onwardandupwardreviews says:

      Friends to lovers and pinning from afar are great tropes! They usually imply slowburn romance, and I live for those!


      • Charlotte says:

        Atm my favorite enemies to lovers is definitely The Cruel Prince. I also loved Wicked Lovely which I think had that too (I definitely remember the main character hating the other) but it’s been a while and I definitely need to re-read it again to refresh my memory. When I was younger I used to love the Princess Diaries for containing different features like lists and notes. A lot of YA & adult books that contain such features I still need to read though (like 13 Little Blue Envelopes). Although I did love The Silent Companions which had some pretty good diaries entries in it.


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