Top Ten Tuesday – My Top 10 Favorite Siblings in Literature


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Platonic Relationships In Books (friendships, parent/child, siblings, family, etc.).  After spending Thanksgiving at my mom’s and spending some quality time with my younger sister, I came home feeling very thankful that I have such a great relationship with her.  There’s nothing quite like that bond between siblings.  For that reason, I decided to use this week’s topic to share some of my favorite sibling relationships in books that I’ve read.  Whether it’s their witty banter, the sibling rivalry, or just good old-fashioned overprotective siblings, these literary siblings really captured my heart when I read their stories.


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My Top 10 Favorite Siblings in Literature


THE WEASLEYS (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)

I don’t think any list of siblings would be complete without this crew.


THE STARKS (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin)

Is it possible to even call yourself a Game of Thrones fan if you don’t love the Stark siblings, especially Arya, Sansa, and Jon?


LARA JEAN, MARGOT, and KITTY (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han)

As much as I enjoyed all of the romantic possibilities in this story, what I loved most was the close relationship between Lara Jean and her sisters.


MONTY AND FELICITY (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee)

It’s all about the witty banter between these two!


KELL and RHYS (Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab)

Talk about your sibling bonds – these two are literally tethered to each other by an actual bond.


SCOUT AND JEM (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)

I think this was my first ever favorite siblings.  Didn’t everyone want a brother like Jem and/or a sister like Scout?


THE MARCH SISTERS (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)



GRACE, MAYA, & JOAQUIN (Far from the Tree by Robin Benway)

That sibling bond is strong even though they were all adopted and don’t meet each other until they’re teenagers.


JESSIE and THEO (Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum)

This relationship really grew on me, especially since they were step siblings and since Theo acted like such a jerk at first.  He really grew on me as he warmed up to Jessie though.


THE BENNETT SISTERS (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)

I’m a big fan of the closeness between Lizzie, the protagonist, and her older sister, especially the idea that Lizzie was the overprotective one.


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Who are some of your favorite siblings from literature?

34 replies
  1. Cam @ Camillea Reads
    Cam @ Camillea Reads says:

    I love the March sisters! Especially their relationship with Laurie. It was adorable haha While I do love the Bennett sisters, I’m particularly interested in knowing more about Lydia Bennett! Far From the Tree sounds very interesting, and I’m pretty it’s going to be heartbreaking <3

  2. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    I love the Weasley family so much, so I couldn’t agree more. Monty and Felicity were ones that I considered for my list as well, and I love Kell and Rhys! Wonderful list!

  3. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I adored that trio in Far From the Tree. It was really special how they embraced each other so quickly and fell into those familial roles. Lara Jean and her family are one of my all-time favorite YA families. So much to love about them.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Lara Jean’s family is so great. I also just read that the Netflix movie is getting a sequel so I’m thrilled that we’ll get to see them on the small screen again. 🙂

  4. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    Not that Top Ten Tuesday is a competition but I think you just won it, based solely on this list. Ugh, everyone’s been killin’ it with so many great picks this week! But yes, yours is kind of flawless? Moderns and classics, ahoy! (I don’t know why I just said ahoy?) but seriously, great list–thanks for sharing!

  5. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    It’s been years since I’ve read Little Women! It’s one of those books that really stands the test of time and girls from all generations would enjoy. I’ll have to find my copy this week and make time for a reread. I think my favourite siblings are either Lada and Radu from The Conquerors Saga or the Blackthorn siblings from Lady Midnight. I absolutely love YA with the focus on family or familial relationships. I’ll have to check a few of these out, great choices Suzanne ♥♥♥

  6. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    The Weasleys! Yes! I loved how large their family was, and wish the older brothers had been included in the movies a little more. I’m also a fan of Scout and Jem! I think they had a very realistic relationship, and it was clear the two cared for each other even when they fought.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

  7. verushka
    verushka says:

    What a wonderful list, Suzanne! I can’t believe I’d forgotten about Harry, Hermoine and Ron for this TTT — they still do it for me!

  8. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Aj @ Read All The Things! says:

    YES! I’ve read a lot of these books, and I agree. The Weasleys are my favorite fictional family. I thought about putting the Stark kids on my list, but I ran out of space. I love too many fictional families.

  9. Jade @ Reading with Jade
    Jade @ Reading with Jade says:

    So agree with no sibling list being complete without the Weasleys – just love that family! I also really enjoyed the sibling bond in Far from the Tree, as you mentioned; so wonderfully well written. Great list!

  10. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Awww! I love this week’s topic! I should really get back into doing more blog memes like this again. WE’ll have to see what my life schedule allows next year.

    I adore the Weasleys as well, although I never loved Percy! 🙈 And the Starks! Oh gosh. I’m so excited for the TV series next year. Terrified too though. Monty and Felicity are great aren’t they? And yes – you’re right about Lizzie and Jane! I also love Mr Darcy and Georgiana together even though they weren’t really given much ‘on page’ time. You could just see how proud and how protective he was of her.

    Lovely list!

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