#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!
We’re at the start of another week, which means it is time for another 5 On My TBR! This one seems apropos since yesterday was National Siblings Day. That’s right, the topic for this week is books featuring siblings! It took me a surprisingly long time for me to round up books for this list. I realized I read a lot of books where the main character has no family. Probably because I love the “found family” trope so much. But the ones I did round up are five books I’m eager to read!
That being said, let’s get to the post!
#1. So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow
I can’t have a list about siblings and not talk about this Little Women retelling! I’m very interested in all the classics remixes that have been coming out recently, but this one is definitely at the top of the list. I really enjoyed Little Women when I read it, so a remix featuring young Black girls seems like something I would love! I’m excited to give it a go and I’m hoping to pick it up soon.
#2. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
I remember when it seemed like everyone in the bookish community was reading (and raving about!) this book. That’s the whole reason this book ended up on my TBR, if I’m honest 😅 The hype got me! But this tale of two white-passing Black sisters and how they live their lives does sound fascinating! I got a copy of the book from Book of the Month and I’m eager to read it. I feel like I’ll need to be in a good head-space, though.
#3. House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin A. Craig
This book is a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses fairytale and it sounds like it will be properly dark. Which is why I want to read it! I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about this one since it came out, but what I have heard has been positive. I’m also a sucker for books that are set near/on/in the ocean. I love being near water and the sea is a special love of mine. So this is a book I can’t wait to read!
#4. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Here’s another book that jumped to my mind when I thought of siblings. After all, it features twins! Roger and Dodger sound like quite the intruiging pair and they should… they were created by a scientist, after all. They also may or may not be human. I’ve heard mixed reviews on this book, but I have a pretty strong track record with Seanan McGuire books. Plus, this sounds too interesting to pass up.
#5. The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris
I’ve been wanting to read this one for awhile but it just never seems to be the right time! This book is focused on two brothers and it sounds like it will be intense! Especially when one of the brothers can see into the future through touch. I’ve heard the anxiety rep in this is pretty good, but raw, which may be why I still haven’t picked this up. I want to be in the right frame of mind because I think I’m going to love this one.
What are some books featuring siblings on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!