Such an interesting relationship. We love them infinitely, and yet also find them infinitely annoying. (I have three of them, so I think I have a decent amount of experience.)
The complexity, nuance, and heartwarming feels of siblings in books makes them my favorite type of relationship to read about, which is why I’ve decided to use today’s Top Ten Tuesday post, which is a character freebie, to talk about my favorite bookish sibling groups.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.
The Penderwick family (from The Penderwicks) is just the sweetest. I love each of the sisters individually as much as I love them as a group, though I always related to Rosalind the most because I’m the oldest of four as well.
The Song-Covey Sisters
There are so many aspects of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series that I love, but the sister trio is definitely one of my favorites. Their dynamic, what with the watching movies together and the snark from Kitty, is so adorable.
Beck & Joey
Joey (Beck’s little sister from A Thousand Perfect Notes) is so adorable and realistic. The protective relationship between Beck and Joey was so sweet and one of the many reasons why I loved this book.
Sam & Avery
And because we’re on the topic of C.G. Drews, let’s talk about The Boy Who Steals Houses! Cait is basically the queen of writing soft, protective, and complex sibling dynamics, because the complicated relationship in this book between the main character (Sam) and his older brother (Avery) was so beautiful.
Skye & Emma
The Art of Breaking Things is a recent read of mine, and though there are so many beautiful aspects of this novel (the friendships, the healing, the art), I especially loved the complex, realistic sibling dynamic between Skye and her younger sister Emma, and how Skye struggled with choosing between following her dreams and being there for her family.
Starr’s siblings (from The Hate U Give) are so sweet, especially Sekani—one of my favorite parts of the movie was the scene when he tries to take Starr’s bacon. (I don’t know why, but I have like a vivid memory of smiling when I watched this scene in the movie theater.)
Linc & Holly
My two brothers were both adopted, and while the family in The Way the Light Bends is a lot different from ours, I still connected with this adoptive sibling relationship. (Linc is her parents’ biological daughter and her sister, Holly, who is the same age as her, was adopted from Ghana.) I loved that this is a story of sisters who are really different and had grown apart but are finding their way back to each other.
The Garrett Girls
It wouldn’t be a siblings book post if I didn’t mention Des, Bea, Kat, and Vi of The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls! I love each of the individual characters so much, and I love how different they all are, and how heartwarming their dynamic is. Also their family gets bonus points because they own a bookstore!
Georgina & Mary
Summer of Salt is SUCH a good book (highly recommend!) and of course, one of my favorite parts of the book was that it was centered around twin sisters, Georgina and Mary. These two are really different from each other, and their relationship is made especially interesting by the fact that magic is passed down in their family.
Of course, I have to talk about the Weasley family from the Harry Potter series! Big families are so much fun to read about, and all of the Weasley siblings are so iconic and I just love them so much.
I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favorite bookish siblings! Let me know in the comments—who are some of your favorite bookish families? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Do you have any siblings?
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!