Whether you are celebrating with your sister or not, one thing is clear - you need to get her gift, or she will never shut up. If she lives in her fantasy world and daydreams, the chances are that she can never have too many books. That does make things a bit easier for you as all you have to do is a book, right? Well, no. First, you have to find out what type of books she is into, or you can play it safe and get her a book related to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. A book sharing a beautiful bond between siblings. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of 10 books with siblings who have interesting dynamics. Check it out and let us know if you like any book on the list or mention your favourite book about siblings in the comments.
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The story follows the lives of the four March sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy - and details their passage from childhood to womanhood. Loosely based on the author's life and her three sisters, it is classified as an autobiographical or semi-autobiographical novel. Considered a timeless classic, it is hard to not fall in love with the characters.
2. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
It is a story of paradise lost, dusted with a fairy tale. The book follows two siblings who bond after their mother leaves the family home - an ornate mansion she always hated. Tom Hanks narrates the audiobook, and that is one of the reasons why we like this book.
3. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility tell the story of the impoverished Dashwood family, focusing on the sisters Elinor and Marianne. They are personifications of good sense (common sense) and sensibility (emotionality), respectively. A book by Jane Austen? You can never go wrong.
4. The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
A story about the childhood experiences of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by the 'Love Laws' that lay down who should be loved and how. The book deals with some sensitive issues & readers discretion advised.
5. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house for safety. One day Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. After coming back, she soon returns to Narnia with her brothers, Peter and Edmund, and her sister, Susan. The book is the first in the series 'Chronicles of Narnia', you can spoil your sister with the whole book set.
6. The Keepers' Tattoo by Gill Arbuthnott
Ten years ago, Alaric, leader of the Shadowmen, killed most of the Keepers--teachers of ancient knowledge that threatened his barbaric rule. Young Kit was captured, but his twin sister, Nyssa, escaped. Only later will she learn that both she and her lost brother bear the secret words of their people: three lines each of strange, unintelligible writing tattooed on their scalps. Now the Shadowmen are on the attack again, determined to quell a growing rebellion. Nyssa must find her brother, and together they must unlock the meaning--the power--behind the mysterious words. A very quick and light read that your sister can read whenever she wants to escape to the fantasy world.
7. And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
A story of two inseparable siblings, what happens when they are separated? Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, with profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, how we help our loved ones in need, how the choices we make resonate through history and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.
8. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
It is a story of art, love and loss, narrated by twins Noah and Jude. At the beginning of the novel, the twins are very close; Noah the shy "revolutionary", who spends all his time drawing, and Jude, confident and talkative, whose free time involves surfing and cliff diving.
9. Far From The Tree by Robin Benway
Told in alternating points of view, Far from the Tree follows three teens with complicated relationships to their origin stories. A realistic, contemporary novel about the adopted or foster-parented teens who discover that they're half-siblings and ultimately decide to look for their biological mother.
10. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.
Add a bookmark like Mirror of The Ocean Metallic Bookmark or Wonder Woman Metallic Bookmark to the package and give her the perfect reading experience. If you want to add some quirky rakhi gifts for your sister, check out our specially curated collection for the same, or if you want to send rakhi to your brother, we can help you with that too. Hit us up for a handwritten note to accompany your gift for a little personal touch.
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