Top 5 Tropes I’ve Had Enough Of | T5T

Hey guys, Tuesday has come around pretty fast, I feel like I have lost an entire week, but oh well lets get on with our topic for this weeks Top 5 Tuesday. If you don’t already know this meme was created by Shanah over at the BionicBookWorm, and each week we get a bookish topic to talk about. This weeks topic is top 5 tropes I’ve had enough of. I feel very strongly about all of these tropes and I will actually put down a book in the middle of reading it if these come up. Anyway lets get onto the tropes;

Memory Loss

This is my most hated trope EVER! If this comes up in any of the books that I am reading I usually put it down straight away, it would have to be a series that I absolutely loved in order for me to stick it out and continue reading. I really don’t like this trope because it never really adds anything to the story line and is usually used just to continue the story in an easy way.


I absolutely hate books where the relationships are not developed, where the characters just fall in love at first sight and there is no substance behind it. I feel like it really is lazy and writing and that there should be effort put into why a relationship is formed. I really don’t know how I am expected to feel invested in a fictional relationship when it just starts out of nowhere.

Repeating the Same Day

This is one that I actually refuse to read because it just really annoys me. It just seems so boring to me to read about the same day over and over again and the protagonists just never seem to get anywhere. Also the plot lines of books that revolve around this trope just never interest me.

Unrealistic Endings

With this one I mean when the story finishes too neatly, such as having no consequences or when every character gets out unscathed. I mean for a story to feel real you have to have bad things happen at some point, and for me character deaths that are meaningful are so much better than everyone just somehow miraculously surviving. This is also when things are just too convenient in a story and just seems like lazy writing.

Unreliable Protagonists

This one drives me absolutely crazy, I hate the feeling of reading a book from the perspective of someone who just does not know what is going on. I can see how it would be interesting as it adds mystery to a book but I hate it, even if this trope is in movies I can’t watch them. I just feel like I am going nuts as I see from their point of view.

Thank you for reading!



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  1. Awesome post!! I feel like everyone’s been doing insta-love which is probably because ITS SO ANNOYING AND UNREALISTIC. Plus if you love someone at first sight what exactly are you loving, their appearance or who they really are, which is how it should be?? And losing your memory is also So infuriating !! And unreliable protagonists, as they should make the post more suspenseful, it just makes it more annoying. I also did a post – feel free to check it out 🙂

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  2. I hate unreliable protagonists too, but not because they don’t know anything but because I end up feeling like it was intentionally hidden to me, making the conflict and twists forced. And so I dislike the author and not the protagonist.

    I know that’s a little mean but.. And that’s the reason why I don’t read much mystery/suspense now. 😦

    ANyway, great list. Some of them are in my list too. 🙂

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  3. Memory Loss / Amnesia is a difficult trope to do really well. I can only think of the sci-fi Dark Matter (also TV show) where they all start with amnesia and learn about themselves…whilst trying to avoid other people realising they’ve forgotten they are supposed to be… evil space pirates! (It’s better than that obv.)

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