Stories about Sisterhood

Hello Savvy Readers!

A lot of books we talk about here have to do with family, like The Perfect Girl, Leave Me, and Family Tree. Today, we are going to talk about books that fall under one particular union… sisters!


Not all sisters in books are blood related, and definitely not all of them get along. But no matter the bond, sisters are a subject that many writers just can’t stop writing about! So let’s check out our top picks for books about sisterhood!

A House Without Windows – Nadia Hashimi


We absolutely love Nadia Hashimi over here at The Savvy Reader, and her newest novel, A House Without Windows, only expanded that love! Zeba, a mother and wife living in Afghan, is imprisoned for being a suspect in her husband’s murder. The prison becomes an unlikely refuge for her and the other women behind bars. These women form and unlikely (and touching) sisterhood bond.

Feminist Fight Club – Jessica Bennett


How could we not include the ultimate sisterhood? Feminist Fight Club aims to help women working in sexist workplaces, bringing them together to forge a strong, unforgettable bond. So sit down, start reading, and join the club!

The Sisters – Claire Douglas


Siblings are at the heart of this story. The Sisters follows Abi after the death of her twin sister, as she is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Soon she meets siblings Bea and Ben, and as she gets close with them, strange things start happening. Secrets start begging to be released, and you realize that not everyone can be trusted. This story weaves the power of siblings and what secrets can do to a relationship together in one thriller that you won’t be able to put down.

Marrow – Elizabeth Lesser


Switching gears here, Marrow is a memoir of two sisters: one who is sick, and one who is her perfect bone marrow match. This story goes truly more than skin deep, and shows how much depth exists in a sibling relationship. This story shows us how much we can continue to grow and love, even in times of unimaginable hardship and loss.

The Lost Girls- Heather Young


Heather Young examines family ties and sibling secrets in this sad but gripping novel. The Lost Girls weaves the past and the present together, and we see how the two families have kept secrets from one another. We watch the two units struggle in two different worlds, and ultimately see how the bond of family, and more importantly the bond of sisters, can get a family through anything.

Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake


In Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns, we find three sisters who were separated at birth prepare to meet on their 16th birthday. This isn’t a birthday party though…it’s a fight to the death to be Queen. Guys, the tag line says it all: “three dark sisters, all fair to be seen, two to devour, and one to be queen.” So basically, not your average sibling rivalry!

The Good Sister – Chelsea Bolan


The Good Sister tells a different story of family. Younger sister, Gabi, is exiled from her family by her father. She is erased from all family memories, and nobody knows, or cares, where she is. Thankfully, her older sister and best friend, Lucy, risks everything to find her again, leaving home to search for Gabi in the dangerous streets. Showing the complexity behind family, and the bond of sisterhood, Bolan exposes how much family can hurt one another in the name of devotion.

The Female of the Species – Mindy McGinnis


The Female of the Species is a powerful book about how far sisters can go for one another. Alex’s older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago, and the killer walked free. Alex soon takes the matter into her own hands in this fast paced, gripping story of how far a girl will go for her sister, no matter where that sister is.


So there you have it Savvy Readers! Family matters can be intense and sad, or happy and full of love, or a mix of both! Hopefully you don’t have to battle your sisters to the death (we’re looking at you, Three Dark Crowns!)


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