Top 5 Saturday: Books with a Family Relationship in the Title

Welcome to Top 5 Saturday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by Devouring Books, and this week’s challenge focuses on books with a family relationship in the title.

I was actually surprised by how much I struggled with this one! It seems pretty straightforward, but it turns out that I haven’t read many books (nor do I have many unread ones on my shelf) that reference family relationships in their titles. However, the ones that I managed to come up with are either ones that I’ve really enjoyed, or ones that I am really looking forward to reading! Here are my top five (in no particular order)!

1. “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards

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  • Genre: Psychological Fiction

I read this book in high school and it has stayed with me ever since. It was the first book I thought of when brainstorming a list of books with family references in the title because it made such an impression on me when I first read it. It always makes me feel a little sad when I remember how much I used to love a book, but years later can’t remember much about it other than that sense of love and awe I felt while reading it. I’d love to read it again someday!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter HERE.

2. “Daughter of Fortune” by Isabel Allende

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  • Genre: Historical Fiction

I own this one but haven’t read it yet! I own several books by Isabel Allende, and my goal is to read at least one this year. Maybe it’ll be this one! The premise sounds really interesting, and I’m looking forward to reading it at some point.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of Daughter of Fortune HERE.

3. “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by Erika L. Sanchez

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  • Genre: YA Fiction

I’ve heard a lot about this one, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. It’s exciting to me how much the young adult genre is changing and diversifying, and I’m really excited to check this one out.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter HERE.

4. “My Sister, the Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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  • Genre: General Fiction (Satire)

This seems very different from books I would normally pick up, but I can’t help but be intrigued by this title! It sounds really interesting, and I’m always fascinated by satire as a literary device. I’ve heard great things about this one, and I’m hoping to find a copy of it soon so I can read it for myself.

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of My Sister, the Serial Killer HERE.

5. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” by Ann Brashares

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  • Genre: YA Fiction

To be honest, I’m actually not sure if I’ve read this book or not. I’ve had it on my bookshelf forever, and I’d like to think that I’ve read it, but I’m not sure! I have a very clear memory of picking this one up when I was a teenager (in late middle school or early high school), reading a few pages, and then returning it to my mom because it was “not appropriate for me.” Embarrassing, I know, but what can I say? I’ve always been a rule-follower. I can’t remember what exactly it was, maybe bad words or references to sex (or both?), but I decided it was too inappropriate and gave it back! What I don’t remember is if I ever picked it back up again when I was older. The fact that I still have it on my bookshelf suggests that I eventually took it back from my mom and read it, but I’m not entirely sure. I guess that just means I’ll have to read it again at some point (and re-watch the movies too because they’re great)!

You can find the Goodreads synopsis of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants HERE.

Have you read any of these books? What would your top five be?

Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday: Books with a Family Relationship in the Title

  1. Great list! I loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, so that would definitely be on my list, too. I would also add Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. I also really enjoyed The Paris Wife by Paula McClain!

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