February 28, 2013
Today is my sister’s birthday, so sisterhood is a fitting theme. She and I have different tastes and different interests, and sometimes very different viewpoints. But we have some important things in common; childhood memories, womanhood, and a mutual love for each other and our families. These things we share in common are like glue. Our differences are not really a problem; they actually keep things interesting.
I’ve found that is true of many novels with sisterhood as a theme. Here are several I can recommend:
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. Even though the girls are not actual sisters, they behave as sisters. (And for those who enjoyed the original series of four titles, there is now a fifth book called Sisterhood Everlasting.)
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The title could be translated, "Marianne and Elinor Dashwood." The two are sisters and their differences make things very interesting, indeed.
- Night Road by Kristin Hannah. Mia is twin sister to Zach and best friend (like sisters) to Lexi, who in turn is girlfriend to Zach. Can their glue hold them together?
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Piccoult. How far should sisterhood go?
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Anne is an orphan, not a sister. But she lives sisterhood fully and completely.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Four sisters and lots of glue.
For more titles, check out the "Best Siblings Book List" at Goodreads. www.goodreads.com