Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Sibling Stories

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Here's to all the siblings that I've read about!

1. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - The sibling relationship in this book is so touching.  You've got three kids; one with cancer, one born to serve as a DNA donation center, and one that is largely overlooked.  It's so saddening to see how they interact and love each other.

2. Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - These three siblings have no one but themselves to rely on.  All the adults in their lives seem to mess everything up.  Klaus, Violet and Sunny humorously navigate through incredibly unfortunate circumstances and somehow seem to keep their sanity.

3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - The Weasley's are an amazing family and I can't skip them when talking about siblings!  Order of the Phoenix showcases their love for each other and their great interactions.  This is the book where we see Ginny come into her own and her brothers acknowledge that.  Fred and George begin to soar on their own, and Bill and Charlie fight the good fight.  Ron has Ginny's back, even if he thinks she shouldn't be kissing anyone.  Aside from Percy, they are all protective of each other and  fiercely loyal.

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - Kath and Wren are twins and that's a whole different dynamic than being just siblings. There seems to be a connection with twins. This book showcases what happens when siblings grow apart and have different interests.

5. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall - Sisters that love adventure always get in trouble together, but they laugh together and protect each other too. I love these siblings; the three girls are just meant to be making mischief.

6. The End Games by T. Michael Martin - I love the relationship between Michael and his younger brother.  Their age difference is fairly large but that doesn't mean they don't care for each other.  Michael does his very best to make Patrick comfortable in a zombie ridden world.  That's brotherly love at it's finest.

7. Sister's Grimm by Michael Buckley - These two detectives in the making have a fairly typical relationship.  They love each other, but the younger drives the older insane! It's nice to see a dynamic where it is clear they love each other but it is also clear that they don't always get along.

8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - This seems like the quintessential sibling story, so I had to put it on this list.  There is no fiercer sibling love than that of the March sisters. They are all so different and sometimes very annoying, but they love each other with such outspoken encouragement.  I loved reading their story.

9. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - Aside from the weird sibling scare in this book, the Lightwoods are a great pair.  I like how they interact and encourage each other without being over the top.  They are not afraid to put each other in check either.

10. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle - Meg goes to crazytown and back to get her little brother.  She knows he's incredibly smart, but she also knows that he needs his older sister.  I really enjoy them.


  1. I love the sibling bonding between the Weasleys. Great list you have here.

  2. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/top-ten-tuesday-41/

  3. This was such a good idea for this week! I love books with siblings :) And Little Women is one of my favorite books!

    My TTT.

  4. I loved My Sister's Keeper! Well...I think I liked the movie ending better, but I still loved them both! Great Top 10!

    My TTT! :)

    Weird Girl and What’s His Name.

  5. I enjoyed this post, I agree with Little Women, Harry Potter's Weaseley's and My Sister's Keepers. They all had great siblings!!

  6. If I did this list, I'm pretty sure I would have figured out a way to make it entirely about the Weasley's. :)

    Check out my TTT.