I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday post, and this one is really good! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Favorite Tropes (a trope is a commonly used theme or plot device).
I don’t have 10 favourite tropes so I’m going to talk about my 6 favourite tropes, in order.
 Best Friends to Lovers
I absolutely LOVE this trope. It’s adorable to see characters who have known each other for years and truly know each other, develop feelings and deal with it. I love this trope the most because it obviously has proper relationship growth, and it’s the farthest thing from insta-love.
- Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
- Sincerely Carter by Whitney G.
- Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
- Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
 Hate to Love Romance
On the other hand, hate to love romance trope is the most hilarious and engaging. It’s very entertaining to see the characters exchange insults and hate on each other and, due to some situation that throws them together, end up falling in love.
- Truth or Dare by Mira Lyn Kelly
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
- From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata
- The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (also has a movie)
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
 Fake Dating
I think you can understand from my top three choices that I’m a huge romance junkie. I really enjoy romance books.
Fake Dating is another highly entertaining trope. It’s also very swoon-worthy. Two people decide to fake date to achieve whatever goals they each have, and end up truly liking each other through their “dating”.
- Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
- The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West
- The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
- The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
- Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score
 Secret Baby romance trope
So, this is one that I somehow ended up liking after coming across it in a book. After that, I just went on trying to find more books with this trope.
The secret baby trope is essentially: two people fall in love and/or sleep together. They separate for some reason and the woman finds out that she’s pregnant. Either she can’t contact him, or she decides not to. Both of them are still in love with each other, though. Years later the man finds out and everyone has to cope with the situation. This brings the man and woman closer again as well. It’s also super cute to read about the babies/kids.
- Fumbled by Alexa Martin
- Rock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
- A Redo by C.M. Owens
- Tattered by Devney Perry
- Until Lilly by Aurora Rose Reynolds
 The Cinderella trope
Although I haven’t read many books that do this well, I just really like the idea. I always have. I’ve watched every Cinderella movie and tried to find good Cinderella books. Even though I’ve read only a few, I still love this trope.
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (all-time favourite)
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Geekerella by Ashley Poston
- Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram
 Hero hidden away from the magic world
This is just so cool to read about in Fantasy books. A hero who thought they were normal suddenly find out that they’re meant to do great things and get thrown right in the middle of a revolution and/or a war. Great stuff.
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
And those were my favourite tropes!
Do you have any favourite tropes?