#S4S: Overdone Tropes

Hi all my Bookworms.

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

How are you all?

Another Sunday, another week been and gone.

How was your week?

Sunday, I hope you know means that we are doing Six For Sunday, or #S4S for short. #S4S is a weekly book meme created in June 2017 by Steph over at A Little But A Lot, and each week there is a different topic.  I really encourage you to check out their site.

This month’s topics are:

5th June: Tropes You Love

12th June: Tropes You Hate

19th June: Overdone Tropes (<– this week)

26th June: Tropes You Want to See More of

Some of these have appeared elsewhere in this month on wither tropes that I love or tropes that I hate, but I don’t think that tropes that are overdone have to be ones that I hate, so there are a mixture of both.

  1. Love Triangle
  2. Insta-love
  3. Enemies-to-lovers
  4. Falling in love with the boss
  5. The chosen one
  6. Damsel in Distress

What tropes do you think are overdone? Let me know in the comments.

5 thoughts on “#S4S: Overdone Tropes”

  1. I am not bothered so much by the trope as I am by how it is executed. Enemies to Lovers is overdone, but I just read three books that were fantastically written and fresh. Ghosting: a love story, The Trouble with Hating You, and The Marriage Game. All the same trope, all done differently. Now the damsel in distress is problematic because of its inherent misogyny….


  2. I don’t care for any of these tropes, even though I think ‘damsels in distress’ have become less common. I actually think things have gone a little too far in the other direction now, with forced ‘girl power’ narratives where the heroine proving she doesn’t need a man and is ‘not like other girls’ overpowers the character development. I love strong female characters but I don’t like when they feel forced. I also don’t care for romances so I generally avoid most of the irritating tropes you mentioned.


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