Top Ten Tuesday 8/20/19




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.


This week’s topic is top ten favorite tropes.  I’m one of those people who doesn’t really hate tropes.  They don’t bother me, while I know other people who hate them.  I did a search to help me come up with some that I almost always enjoy.


Hate To Love:

I have no idea why I love this one so much.  Books are almost always a standout if there is a hate to love romance.


Secret Royalty:

I tend to enjoy books where the prince/princess/etc is hiding out, pretending to be an average person.  Or when someone finds out they are royalty and never knew it.


Villain Redemption:

I love villains.  I love morally gray characters.  And I love to see the positive in everyone, so it’s great when a villain redeems himself/herself/them.


Falling For A Best Friend’s Sibling:

This is just a cute one.  And I think it’s something we wish for when we’re young.  I was an only child and would have loved to have my best friend(s) as a future sister in law.  But I was never into my friend’s siblings that way.


Fake Relationships:

Similar to the royalty one.  I don’t know why I like deceitful people.  But the fake relationships that turn real are always fun to read.


A Well Done Love Triangle:

This one can be tricky.  Love triangles can be really good in books if they’re written well.  I don’t hate love triangles, but I’m not a huge fan of it just being put in a book for drama.


The Brooding Bad Boy:

Add this to my villain, morally gray thing.  I love bad boys.  I’ve been attracted to many of them over the years.   There is something about them.  Especially because I’ve found that many of the “bad boys” I knew actually had the kindest hearts.


Neighbors Falling In Love:

Another one that is just cute.  Especially if they were just friends for a long time.  Or if they hated each other and then found friendship and eventually love.


Flawed Heroines:

I love flawed characters.  No one is perfect and I’m not a huge fan of reading about people who are perfect and never fail.


Undiscovered Powers:

I must just like secrets in general.  It’s fun to read about someone just coming into powers they never knew they had.


Do you love or hate any of these?  Did you do this week’s top ten?  If so, make sure you comment with your link so I can check it out.







Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday 8/20/19”

  1. I am so here for the fake relationships and hate-to-love tropes! Something about the tension in those stories just makes my heart happy lol! And I’d usually support a love triangle if it’s well done, but it’s so hard to find quality triangles. Do you have any you think are solid for that trope??

    I went a totally different route this week and devoted my list to RED reads. Feel free to check it out here:

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  2. Oh so many good ones! I love most of these as well and even totally forgot about the ‘falling in love with a friends’ sibling’ one, that’s so cute! I can enjoy love triangles and bad boys if done well, but I’ll ALWAYS adore hate to love and secret royalty 🙂

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