Years ago I saw the quote ‘No, he’s not heavy; he’s my brother’ as the old slogan for Father Flanagan’s Boys Town Children’s Home in Nebraska. It stuck with me (because I happen to have a younger brother and lordy was that boy heavy when he started growing, LOL) and came to mind when recently I noticed a movement in the US called National Sibling’s Day celebrated on April 10th.
I thought this was pretty cool and I only noticed we have this just this year in spite of the fact that it’s been around for nearly 20 years (how did I miss the retail card displays because I know they would have jumped on this one for a marketing opportunity). The Indians did get there first as they have a holiday similar in their country so I guess it’s an Int’l thing as well.
Anyhoots, naturally, I got to thinking along the lines of books with this and realized that I have a great affinity for book series that focus on family and siblings. I was going to list all the ones I’ve read to prove this when I realized that it would be an extremely long list. Ha, sort of proves my point.
I chose to do a Top Ten style affair instead and I limited my offerings to strictly series that focus on siblings though there are even more if you broaden to series that have a family is where you make it theme. Oh, and for the sake of space and time, I sometimes list an author only once though they wrote more than one series of siblings.[spacer]
- Claudia Connor’s McKinney/Walker series. Contemporary series set mostly in Eastern US.
- Tillie Cole’s Carillo Boys. New Adult Contemporaries set around university and sports and gangs.
- Grace Burrowes’ Windhams. Historicals set around the Duke of Windham’s children in England.
- Lisa Bingham’s Taggart Brothers. Contemporary Westerns set in Utah ranch country.
- Gail Koger’s Coletti Warlords. Sci-Fi Rom Com set around humans vs. hostile aliens
- Linda Broday’s Men of Legend. Historical Western Texas Frontier
- Joanne Rock’s Heartache, TN. Contemporary small town
- Louis L’Amour’s The Sacketts. Yeah, I went old-style pure Western on this one.
- Cecy Robson’s O’Brien Family. Contemporary Philadelphia Irish.
- Rebecca Zanetti’s Sins Brothers. Sci-Fi Rom Suspense. Military Black Ops Enhanced Human
Take a gander and then let me know if you have favorite series that focus on family and siblings. Happy belated Siblings Day to our Delighted Reader folks!
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