Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. I missed last week’s T5T but I have talked about tropes that I love in that passed so here is a link to that if you are curious. I always love getting the chance to rant a little so I am excited to talk about a few tropes that I am so tired of seeing in books! Of course, I do not like the tropes many of us are tired of, like love triangles and insta-love, but I left them off this list.
The “Not Like Other Girls” Trope
This is probably my least favourite trope. I despise when a character describes herself or is told she is “not like other girls.” What is wrong with other girls? This trope often implies that girls who love fashion or makeup are shallow. It also pits women against each other!
The “Let Out a Breathe I Didn’t Know I Was Holding” Trope
I have a feeling that every author is in on this and they purposely include this line in their books because they know it irritates us! Amazing authors who I absolutely adore include this in their books. It always makes me roll my eyes.
The “She Doesn’t Know She’s Beautiful” Trope
I wish more female characters embraced their beauty. Why can’t a character be beautiful and know it? I wouldn’t mind reading about more characters like Veronica, but maybe just a little bit more humble.
The “Villain With No Motives” Trope
There is nothing that can take me out of a story more than reading about a villain who has no clear motives. People are not evil for no reason. I like to know why a character acts a certain way.
The “Everything is Better Because I Found Love” Trope
I have read a few books where this happens and it really makes me angry. Love does not fix everything. I think that is a dangerous message to spread.