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July 9, 2019

favorite found families
posted by soe 1:39 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday from That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to invent our own topic relating to book characters. I thought I’d share ten of my favorite found families of literature — the ones who are brought together by fortune or happenstance, rather than blood, à la Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings or Sherlock and Watson (in any of their iterations):

  1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: Shared location
  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows: Shared location/interests
  3. Night Circus by Erin Morganstern: Coworkers
  4. The Illuminae Files trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Shared nemesis
  5. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: Classmates/Shared abilities
  6. Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukaza: Teammates
  7. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik: Shared nemesis
  8. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles: Shared location
  9. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: Shared location
  10. Geekerella by Ashley Poston: Coworkers

How about you? Have you enjoyed any books that center around found families?

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