T5W – Least Favorite Tropes


It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 Least Favorite Tropes. So let’s start this list.

5. The “Chosen One”

It’s not that I hate the “Chosen One” trope. The problem is that is been used so much and some times in terrible ways that I’m tired of it. I’m not saying that I would not read more books that use the chosen one trope but can they be well written please?

4. Insecure Female Characters

I have a lot of problems with the “I’m so plain/ugly and she’s so beautiful” thing when they are beautiful and even when they aren’t as beautiful. Please just stop writing characters like these and give them some self-esteem.

3. Miscommunication

Please just talk. Really just talk. Miscommunication in books only brings unnecessary problems. Just make your characters talk so we don’t have to read stupid things.

2. Love Triangles

I know that I said before that I like some love triangles. That’s true but only when they are well written. Unfortunately most love triangles are not that well written and are unrealistic. Not only that but they are so overused so can authors stop doing this please?

1. Insta-Love

I think that this is a problem for a lot of people. Insta-love is so unrealistic. OK, you can see someone and say that you are attracted to that person but you will not say that you love him/her after 5 minutes. That doesn’t happen in real life in shouldn’t happen in books.

These are some of the my least favorite tropes. What about you? Which characters tropes did you included in your top? Tell me in the comments.

31 thoughts on “T5W – Least Favorite Tropes

  1. I agree with all your points so much!
    Of course everything is dependent on the style of writing and can be fun/good if written in the right way, but especially the miscommunication is something I get really frustrated with. EVERYONE knows what’s going on and it could be solved so easily of the characters just talked. It’s so annoying.

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  2. Oh god I don’t know which one of numbers 1, 2 and 3 annoys me the most haha! Miscommunication was one of the biggest reasons I didn’t enjoy Isla and the Happily Ever After that much. There no problems, except that you won’t talk! But instalove ugh and love triangles (with exceptions though)… I especially hate love triangles that don’t add anything to the story

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  3. To me , most tropes depend on the story and writing like maybe an insecurity was a result of something that will be revealed at the end but if it’s completely irrelevant , it’s just a lazy option to seem relatable. That being said , insta-love is an absolute no go , I can’t even think of a time I liked it.

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    • It depends a lot of how is written and if it’s important to the story. I actually can think a time I liked insta-love because it’s something I read last week. I usually don’t like it but in Everything,Everything I understood why the main character fell in love so fast. We are talking about someone who can’t live her own house and can’t socialize with anyone. That’s the only insta-love situation that I liked. Most of the times it’s stupid


  4. Thank you for mentioning miscommunication! I hate when there’s like this one important thing that the main character doesn’t want to mention to their significant other because they’re afraid how he/she is going to react. IT’S GOING TO COME OUT ANYWAY SO JUST SAY IT!

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  5. I wouldn’t mind Love Triangles if they are better executed but not the annoying one’s where the girl had to choose between the new bad guy in town and her best friend.I hate all the remaining tropes they are so much overused. 😀

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  6. Nice picks! Miscommunication is my most hated trope ever! Even in like tv shows, it’s just so frustrating because you could just talk! Yeah, insecure females are #2 for me—come on girls, you don’t need a guy to tell you that you like nice 🙂

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