Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday-- Love Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (February 11th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books I've Read With Romantic Tropes

  • I don't read a lot of books with romance being the focus, so this topic was hard for me!!  I did finally decide to look at some of my favorite books that contain a romantic trope.
  • We all know with romance comes tropes.... these are some that I've had the pleasure of reading:

1.  Slow Burn
Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell- Claire & Rafael had the cutest slow burn relationship.

2.  Friends to Lovers
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills- I loved the way Gideon & Claudia had a cute friendship first and then became something more.

3.  Enemies to Lovers
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco- Maybe these weren't "true" enemies, but Audrey Rose & Thomas did NOT like each other at first.

4.  Love Triangle
Be True To Me by Adele Griffin- I don't normally like love triangles, but this is an exception.  This isn't really a romance book because it goes a bit darker, but the love triangle was the main focus of the book and it got me hooked!!

5.  Fake Relationship
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han- This is the obvious choice for the fake relationship trope, but I just love it so much.

6.  Unrequited Love
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour- Poor Colby :(

7.  I'm In Love With My Best Friend's Boyfriend
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott- Sarah loved Ryan even though he was dating her best friend.  This book hurt SO MUCH.

8.  Forbidden Romance
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo- This book is a huge exception for me because I usually do not get down with inappropriate romance-- but this one was done just right!

9.  Romeo/Juliet
Visions series by Lisa McMann- Jules & Sawyer were from families who owned warring Italian restaurants.

10.  Boy/Girl Next Door
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway- Emmy & Oliver had the cutest connection even through all the years apart.

What are your favorite tropes in YA Romance?


  1. OHMYGOSH! I always love To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It's just so sweet. Oh! And I've been meaning to read "Just For Clicks." It looks like it'd be such a fun, entertaining read. Nice to see it on a list like this. :)

  2. I loved To All the Boys on Netflix, even though I haven't read the book (and it kinda had me wanting to read it, that's how good it was haha). Emmy & Oliver looks cute too.

  3. Great list! I always hear such good things about Nina LaCour's work - I need to give her books a try.

  4. I love Foolish Hearts! And my favorite trope is enemies-to-lover, definitely need to check out Stalking Jack the Ripper!

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  5. I love the friends to lovers trope. It's the best.

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  6. I HAD to click on the forbidden romance! Sounds really good. I'm a lot older so while I 'get it' that today this is seen as so bad, when I was 15 it wasn't! I lived in a college town so we all dated college guys if we wanted to and if they were decent. Good job with your post today!

  7. I love how you organized your list! I really need to read To All the Boys. It sounds like such a fun read. I really enjoyed Audrey and Thomas' relationship in Stalking Jack the Ripper. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  8. I don't read a lot of romance either and actually prefer books that don't include it. This is a good list and there are a few here I definitely want to check out.

  9. These are all great choices. I still haven't read TATBILB but I really should.

  10. Emmy and Oliver has been on my TBR for so long, it sounds pretty cute. Stalking Jack The Ripper was very fun :)

  11. I adore the fake relationship trope. I will immediately add a book to my TBR.

  12. I loved To All the Boys! So cute and adorable. I have literally every single other book on your list on my TBR lol. I may need to bump some of these up on my TBR.

  13. Enemies to lovers is a fun trope! It's always interesting to see how the couple goes from being one thing to the complete opposite.

    Happy TTT!

  14. My favorite trope is friends to more, and I absolutely loved the book you features, Foolish Hearts. One of my all-time faves.

  15. You did great! I love a lot of these picks and the tropes that are featured in them. Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful week.

  16. WELL now I am over here needing to read SJTR more than I realized I did hahah. And I feel you about forbidden- it definitely depends on how it's done! Totally agree with Emmy & Oliver. And wowww The Unwritten Rule does sound like it would hurt, yikes.

  17. AHH such a good list! I loved Just For Clicks so much and Emmy & Oliver deserves way more hype. Such a great book <3

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