In light of the Thanksgiving/Christmas season, a time to be with family and since I’m not a family person I am taking it upon myself to throw some books into the mix. Books (or the books I read) don’t usually have lots of actual families in them, either someone is missing (like a parent or a sibling of to college) or there is no family around at all. So here are my top “favorite bookish families” pretty much of all time.
Mal, Evie, Jay, &a Carlos- The Isle of the Lost
I love these guys because they stick together not just someone to hang out with but emotionally as well. They’re parents want to use them for a vendetta, the king and queen of Auradon don’t trust them so all they really have is each other. When one is down another comes in to cheer them up and that is great family activity.
The Cullen’s- Twilight Saga
Say what you want about Twilight, the Cullen’s are one of the best bookish families. They love each other despite what they are. They all make decisions together as a team and they don’t always agree with each with is exactly what real families do. I think Meyer captured them as a whole perfectly because even if they don’t agree at times they will always have each other’s back.
Cinder and Co.- The Lunar Chronicles
[C] All Cinder has been trying to do from the beginning of the series, from the very first page is to try and catch a break😂👏She just wants to get some money to go and live out her life alone and on her own but then she gets in some trouble and starts tacking on strays😂😂Clearly her home situation was not a good family environment and all the people who help her on her journey become, whether she likes it or not, family. They all fit in perfectly with Cress’ shyness, Winter’s gentleness, Scarlet’s fire, Wolf’s roughness, Jacin’s moodiness, and let’s not forget Throne’s impeccable humor. Also the most funny android you’ve ever known, Iko. They’re a family I wouldn’t mind being in😅
Kahlan &a Co.- The Siren
This book is so different then what I expected it to be which is why I didn’t enjoy is much but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad book. This book was more about where you stand with people around you than just being girl who’s a siren in love with a human. She learns what it means to be a in love, to be a daughter, and the difference between being a big and little sister. Kahlan learns that it’s possible to have a family that isn’t biological which I can relate to.
Clary & Co.-The Mortal Instruments
Do I even need to elaborate?🤔😅I’m thankful for Clary, Jace, Simon, Izzy, Alec, Magnus, and Church. Also Tessa, Jem, and Will😁👌
Leia, Luke, Han, Chewy, C-3PO, & R2D2
I don’t want to get into it too much because I’m a total Star Wars enthusiast but these guys are the bomb. It’s funny because what connects them is Leia and Luke’s parents, Padame and Anakin. Leia has such a fierce love and she gets that from her dad and Luke has such a passionate love that he gets from his mother and that’s what comes in handy when it comes time to save each other. There is no man left behind when it comes to them and that what I love about their family unit.
The Blackthorn’s & Emma
If there was ever a family that loved each other the most it’s these kids right here. I wish I had a big brother like Julian. I don’t even care about the romance I just want him as a brother because he literally put everything, and I mean everything, on while at the age of like 11 to take care of his siblings and when Mark comes home that was no different. He can’t catch a break but that’s what makes him so strong. Family.
The Inner Circle- A Court of Mist and Fury
Yaaaaas😅😂😂😁👌😍👏😩😭😝 lol!!! I just finished this books last month and I’m still reeling😂👏These people that have invaded my life are truly a family. Rhys is the Head, Azriel is shy, Cass is the self centered one, while Mor is the pretty one, and Amren is the bad ass. The book is monstrously big but with good reason. The growth in the book is immensely gratifying not only for Feyre but for everyone and by the end of the book she really does know who her family is😍
Well that’s the end of it. I didn’t realize how big my list was until I was done writing this but in spirit of the holidays I’m glad I did. Who’s your favorite bookish family? Why? Let me know and Happy Thanksgiving🍁🍂🌰