Tuesday Top 10s

Top 10 Best Siblings Rep (mostly in ya)

tuesday top 10s final

excuse the awful post in advance, im getting over a flu and even though i feel gross and vicks is my current bestie, kingdom of ash is being released tomorrow (yes im being a responsible human and having this post scheduled) and i wanted to post something before the whole shenanigans broke out (i will SCREAM if i get spoiled)

and so i thought a recommendation post would work perfectly. πŸ˜‰ my lifelong aesthetic is and forever will be sibling representation in books.

not to be gross and sappy but my siblings are my life, and whenever i see accurate representation of siblings in books i happily freak out and internally scream for hours

yeah, im,,,,,slightly dramatic

also when i was checking other people’s lists for this topic some had ‘forbidden’ (,,,,,they were referring to the incest book) listed and i was just like ???yikes??? and decided that it was now my civil duty to share the books that feature actual, proper, healthy sibling relationships

so without further ado, here we are:

(sidenote: you should get all these books asap and read them and scream with me bc,,,,,thats the only reason why i actually wrote this post)

flower watercolour10. Fangirl

Image result for fangirl goodreads coverfangirl features twin sisters that just started college. our mc, the introvert, is having a hard time adjusting to the new life and would much rather tag along with her sister, the extrovert. (hashtag relatable)

anyways, its really heartwarming and sweet and there’s playful sibling banter, which is always great

flower watercolour9. Gem & DixieImage result for gem & dixie cover

gem & dixie is definitely a book that hits harder than most. it follows the lives of two sister in a troubled home. gem, the older sister, has always taken it upon herself to take care of dixie, but it doesnt always work the way she wants.

the sisters dont have the healthiest relationship, but its a moving story of two girls trying to find themselves in a home where their parents are awful and absent.

flower watercolour8. Legend

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I AM WEAK FOR SOFT BROTHERS WHO WOULD DIE FOR EACH OTEHR

this series is so good and Day and Eden are my little babies that i will cry over forever

flower watercolour7. Love & Luck

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I thought the sibling representation was really well done and then i read this quote:

“Oh my hell. Brothers. It was like having a bunch of guard dogs that occasionally turned on you.

and it just,,,,resonated so deeply in my soul, like i really felt it

the sibling relationships in this book is so well done, it was a delight to read

flower watercolour6. The Outsiders

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this is a classic that almost everyone and their goldfish has read but its just another great example of angry, harsh boys who are actually super soft bunnies on the inside

damn, i love this trope

flower watercolour5. The Nightingale

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this book BURIED MY HEART

oh my goodness, you don’t know pain until you read this book

like the writing is so captivating and atmospheric, its like watching a movie play inside your head

but also the relationship between the two sisters was so bloody well written and beautiful and tragic brb still crying

flower watercolour4. The Scorpio Races

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anything that maggie stiefvater writes is going to be genius, but there’s this scene at the end of the book where the little brother does this really sweet thing for his big sister and i just

😭😭😭😭😭😭

still not over it

flower watercolour3. One

Image result for one sarah crossan cover

i clearly have an affinity for pain

things you should know about this book: 1. its about conjoined twin sisters 2. it will shatter your emotions

have fun πŸ™‚

flower watercolour2. Far From the Tree

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i dont want to say much about this book bc i went in very blind and i loved all the twist and turns and reveals so much

but this deals with a lot of family issues and drama and the focus is REALLY on the siblings, so if you haven’t already picked this up, DO IT RIGHT NOW, YOU WONT REGRET IT

flower watercolour1. Lady Midnight

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THE

SIBLING

RELATIONSHIPS

IN

THIS

BOOK

theyre all so precious and soft and sweet and genuine and hilarious

like are you even siblings if you dont roast each other at every chance you get??

seriously, have not seen a better book with healthy sibling relationships and this is my absolute favourite

i have no words to explain how incredible it is, so just read it for yourself PLEASE

flower watercolourBonus answer: The Last Time we Say Goodbye

Image result for the last time we say goodbye coveri couldn’t just stop, i just had to add this in. serious trigger warnings for suicide and constant talk about it

damn this book made me want to wrap my little brothers in blankets and hug them for hours (even thought they would have thought i genuinely lost it, but what else is new?)

the last time we say goodbye made. me. bawl.

flower watercolouri seriously had so many books i wanted to include on this list so perhaps i will make a ‘part 2’ bc im seriously trash for books with hilarious and adorable family dynamics

which books of these have you read? did you enjoy them? if you know of any books with great sibling representation, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SHARE

and with that, im off.

have a great week, you guys and dont forget to stay hydrated,

mayy

32 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Siblings Rep (mostly in ya)”

  1. Ohhhh no love take some time to yourself to rest and like you said it perfectly, stay hydrated and take care of yourself, hope you’ll feel better soon! ❀ ❀
    This post is FILLED WITH ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS I AM LOVING THIS. I adore siblings stories or stories where siblings have such a huge part in them, really ❀ I LOVED FAR FROM THE TREE so much, ahhh that book was so good and emotional and ugh, I loved it. And…. well, I guess I have a lot of books to add to my TBR πŸ˜€

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! ❀ ❀ I definitely just took these last couple of days off and just pampered myself (read: spent all day reading) and im feeling MUCH better now

      FAR FROM THE TREE WAS SO AMAZING!! hehe thats what i do best

      ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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  2. omg…may did you make this post for me? i’m going to say that you did as my ally in being obsessed with sibling relationships in books

    but honestly agreed so much. i adore my siblings more than anything and i want to read about that relationship in every book ever is that so much to ask!!!

    so true for Fangirl and Love & Luck. also this makes my need to read The Scorpio Races and reread The Nightingale a million times more intense

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    1. omg you TOTALLY caught me. i did this mainly with you in mind, i am guilty

      YES YES YES!!! and to find healthy, wholesome sibling relationships is oddly,,,,hard sometimes when it shouldnt be

      YOU SO NEED TO READ THE SCORPIO RACES IM POSITIVE YOU’LL ADORE IT ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. I agree with The Scorpio Races and everything Maggie Stiefvater! Loved the little sibling scenes. Haven’t read any of the other books though (besides fangirl) so I have a lot to add to my tbr πŸ˜…
    I also liked Ruined/Avenged. Even though they are very different and don’t understand each other they still love each other. (Oh and the Weasleys!)

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    1. I’m so glad you agree! hahha, i hope youre able to get through them soon and come scream with me about wholesome siblings in fiction ANYTIME

      ooooooohhh, thats a good one, and the weasleys are the absolute cutest!

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  4. aahh you honestly write THE BEST book recommendation posts, may!! so excited to read all of these, especially fangirl and legend 😍 i love great sibling rep in books as well!!

    and omg i hope you feel better soon! ❀ make sure to take good care of yourself and stay hydrated as well πŸ™‚

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    1. YOU, missy, write the best comments that make me weak! ❀ ❀ ❀

      thank you, love. i did take off these last couple of days and im feeling MUCH better (though, hydrated, not too sure about lol)

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  5. Yesss sibling bonds in books are so great! I just finished reading the The Hate U Give and the bond between Starr and her brothers (and really just her entire family) was so cute and admirable!

    And omg I loved Fangirl! Freshman year me and Cath were so similarrrrr (tho let’s be real, I’m still that awkward introvert)

    And ahhh, I still need to read Far from the Tree! I just checked to make sure I had it marked on Goodreads and I didn’t, so thank you for prompting me to do that πŸ˜„

    Hope you feel better soon!

    (also yesss, I’m so excited to get my hands on a copy of KOA tho I don’t think I’ll be able to dedicate time to read it until December 😒)

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    1. THE HATE U GIVE IS ANOTHER GREAT REC!!! sis, awkward introvert is my brand! I HOPE YOU LOVE FAR FROM THE TREE SO MUCH BC IT WAS SO SO SO GOOD AND WHOLESOME

      thank you so much sweetie ❀ im feeling much better now

      (oh nooooooo. im a little more than halfway through and I. AM. BEING. SLAYED.
      its sooooo good. i hope you are able to get to it sooner 😭😭😭)

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      1. Bahaha, “awkward introvert is my brand”, I love it! ❀
        Thank you! Hopefully I'll be able to get around to it someday soon…

        And that's great to hear! πŸ™‚

        (Ahhhhh I'm so glad to hear that KOA is good! One of college friends is also currently reading the book and ahhhh, the book is on my bookcase now, just taunting me. Praying I'll be able to clear a weekend in November to read it, we'll see….)

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  6. Love this post! Siblings relationships are my absolute favorite! I love the brothers in The Outsiders! I have yet to read the Scorpio Races! One of my personal favorite sibling relationships is Kell and Rhy in A Darker Shade of Magic! I’m currently reading the third book and adore them so much! ❀

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    1. Ahh! Thank you! I love them so so much and omg i CAN’T believe i forgot kell and rhy from adosm!! they were amazing and sweet and so wholesome thank you sm for reminding me

      i hope you enjoy it, it was one of my favourite books ever ❀

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  7. OMG THE SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS I AM OVERWHELMED????!!! ❀ ❀

    I adore siblings more than romance all day, I love this post ++ I'm adding to my tbr c: c:

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  8. listen, because i am an emotionless trash can who occasionally develops feelings for soft sibling relationships in books, this post is sent from heaven.
    love & luck was such a joy to read because the mc’s relationship with her brother was so angsty but also hilarious (i just remembered the scene where they started throwing punches in the middle of a wedding and rolled down the hill, I stan such legends). also i get extra emo over older brother-younger sister duos because hashtag same so that quote? hell yes.
    i also blame you 10/10 for the mini breakdown im having rn thinking of all the blackthorn sibling relationships and oh my god, 1) julian blackthorn is the love of my entire life and his love for his babies is what keeps me going 2) qoand is so close i don’t know what to do with myself.
    please do a part 2, i need my tbr to hate me a bit more, you feel me? also, might i suggest ‘i’ll give you the sun’ by jandy nelson for some heartbreaking and SOFTEST sibling relationship content that will clear your skin because hello tears.
    bye.

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    1. fjkdlafjla im an edgy emo kid, dont make a mistake, but i will turn into a rainbow spitting unicorn when soft siblings are brought up (ew)

      ahhahahaha I LOVED THAT SCENE FINALLY SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS THAT REP US
      girl, can i have that breakdown with you bc everytime i remember the love of my life and my husband julian blackthorn i sob myself to sleep
      NIMIKA ITS SO CLOSE AND EVERYTIME I TRY TO THINK ABOUT THE ENDING OF LOS MY BRAIN BLANKS OUT IN ATTEMPTS TO PROTECT ME AND ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS TAVVY PLAYING IN SUGAR OH MY GOD

      omg i DIDNT KNOW ill give you the sun HAD SOFT SIBLINGS, BINCH BRB NEED TO FIND A COPY
      part 2 shall be dedicated to you, honestly its only fair after mentioning julian

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