#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….

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  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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