Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Sibling Relationships. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Heart of Devin Mackade (MacKade Brothers Book 3)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts continues the beloved MacKade Brothers series with Devin, the handsome and dependable sheriff! Since he was a young man, Devin MacKade has always known his destiny was to become sheriff of his small town, to serve and protect Antietam, Maryland. For a long while he thought his future would also include Cassie Connor—the woman he’s known, and certainly loved, forever. But when Cassie married the wrong man, Devin did the honorable thing and kept his feelings to himself. Twelve years later, Cassie’s divorced and Devin can finally follow his heart. The question is, can Cassie? Previously published.

  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • Publisher: Silhouette Special Releases; Reissue edition (March 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Parenting & Relationships


2. There's a Hole in my Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

An inspirational, life-affirming memoir from the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. Having grown up on their great-grandfather’s stories, Royd Tolkien and his brother, Mike, have always enjoyed adventures. So when Mike is diagnosed with motor neurone disease, also known as ALS, the brothers decide to use the time they have left to tick off as much as possible from Mike’s bucket list, from remote camping in Norway to travelling through Royd’s beloved New Zealand. Yet, when Royd loses Mike, he discovers his brother had been writing another kind of bucket list: fifty things he wanted Royd to do after his death. His first task? Mike wants his mild-mannered brother to trip up on his way to the lectern to deliver his eulogy. What follows is a set of emotionally charged tests that will push Royd firmly out of his comfort zone. This is the story of Royd’s journey to accomplish a challenging, humorous, and often heartbreaking list of unknown tasks that chart the brothers’ lives from childhood to adulthood. But above all, it is a story of the sibling bond, of grief—and of treasuring every moment.

  • Author: Royd Tolkien
  • Publisher: Little A (August 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Parenting & Relationships


3. Life's A Beach: The perfect laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to escape with in 2021

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

Sun, sea and inescapable exes... Peach is excited to hear that her sister, Di, is getting married. Of course, she would have preferred her little sister to be engaged to someone she's known longer than a week - and the fact that his name is Charles doesn't bode well - but who is she to judge?! After all, her own love life is non-existent, and who doesn't love a destination wedding...? Whisked away to the gorgeous Italian coast, Peach assumes her role as chief bridesmaid and, despite her reservations about the groom, she tries to ensure everything goes to plan. But weddings are never straightforward affairs... throw in some unexpected guests in the form of ex-boyfriends and one night stands, and soon enough there is more drama than a reality TV show. Can Peach keep the show on the road, or might she end up in a whirlwind romance of her own...? Escape to the stunning Italian coast with bestseller Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranald and Mhairi MacFarlane. Praise for Portia MacIntosh: 'A hilarious, roaringly fun, feel good, sexy read. I LOVED it!' Holly Martin 'This is a heartwarming fun story, perfect for several hours of pure escapism.' Jessica Redland 'Super-romantic and full of festive spirit. I loved it!' Mandy Baggot

  • Author: Portia MacIntosh
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (May 6, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


4. Faking It: A brand new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for 2021

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

‘A brilliantly funny and unique story about love, loss, family and fitting in. I laughed, I cried - I loved it.’ Holly Martin The perfect house, the perfect husband and the perfect life... or is she just faking it? Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Ella. Growing up as the 'less successful' identical twin to her 'perfectly successful' sister, Emma, has left her feeling isolated, inadequate and let's face it... a little bitter. When Emma unexpectedly reaches out to Ella in a time of need, Ella suddenly finds herself with the opportunity to fill in for her sister and experience how the other half live. But as Ella navigates the world of gossiping mothers, rebellious teens and trying to play the model housewife (not to mention avoiding the temptation of attractive men at the school gates...) will she discover that all is not always as it seems on the other side? Discover the laugh-out-loud new romantic comedy from top 10 bestseller Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Ranald and Lindsey Kelk. What readers are saying about Faking It: 'I loved Ella, the heroine of this book. She's a truly "real" character, and everything you would want in a friend! 'I loved this book easy reading, funny at times good story line. It’s hard to find a book I can easily get into with having dyslexia. But this one worked for me.' 'Completely hilarious even with actual laugh out loud moments.'

  • Author: Portia MacIntosh
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (January 26, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


5. Her Last Holiday: the most addictive crime thriller of 2021

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

You come to the retreat to be healed. You don’t expect to die. Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in the Mediterranean that went terribly wrong. Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna. Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden? The master of suspense is back. Prepare yourself for the latest heart-in-mouth rollercoaster ride from the international bestselling author.

  • Author: C.L. Taylor
  • Publisher: Avon (April 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense


6. Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

The #1 New York Times best-selling guide to reducing hostility and generating goodwill between siblings. Already best-selling authors with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk , Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish turned their minds to the battle of the siblings. Parents themselves, they were determined to figure out how to help their children get along. The result was Siblings Without Rivalry . This wise, groundbreaking book gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with conflict, encourage cooperation, reduce competition, and make it possible for children to experience the joys of their special relationship. With humor and understanding―much gained from raising their own children―Faber and Mazlish explain how and when to intervene in fights, provide suggestions on how to help children channel their hostility into creative outlets, and demonstrate how to treat children unequally and still be fair. Updated to incorporate fresh thoughts after years of conducting workshops for parents and professionals, this edition also includes a new afterword.

  • Author: Adele Faber
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Revised edition (April 9, 2012)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0393342215
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches


7. Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

Julie is adopted. She is also a twin. Because their adoption was closed, she and her sister lack both a health history and their adoption papers—which becomes an issue for Julie when, at forty-eight years old, she finds herself facing several serious health issues. To launch the probe into her closed adoption, Julie first needs the support of her sister. The twins talk things over, and make a pact: Julie will approach their adoptive parents for the adoption paperwork and investigate search options, and the sisters will split the costs involved in locating their birth relatives. But their adoptive parents aren’t happy that their daughters want to locate their birth parents—and that is only the first of many obstacles Julie will come up against as she digs into her background. Julie’s search for her birth relatives spans eight years and involves a search agency, a PI, a confidential intermediary, a judge, an adoption agency, a social worker, and a genealogist. By journey’s end, what began as a simple desire for a family medical history has evolved into a complicated quest—one that unearths secrets, lies, and family members that are literally right next door.

  • Author: Julie Ryan McGue
  • Publisher: She Writes Press (May 11, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality


8. The Guilty Wife: A gripping addictive psychological suspense thriller with a twist you won’t see coming

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

'Heart-stopping, pacy and tension filled. Highly recommended.' Claire Allan, USA Today Bestseller 'A must read! My mind is blown.' 5* Reader Review One woman's past could cost her everything... Frankie Keegan is struggling. While she tries to make strides in her career, life at home is slowly unravelling as she is haunted by the secrets of her past. Someone else remembers... As the dark nights draw in, the anniversary of the loss of her brother looms and Frankie is drawn back to the memories of that fateful night 20 years previously. As she descends into a guilt-ridden state, she begins to suspect that someone else is also remembering that night and they are determined to terrify her... Can she confront her past before it's too late? From the international bestselling author of The Daughter In Law , a gripping psychological thriller about family, secrecy and grief - with a twist you won't see coming. Perfect for fans of K L Slater, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell. What readers are saying about The Guilty Wife : 'A dark and twisty thriller that does not disappoint' 'What a mind blowing thriller. My first by Nina and she blew my mind. Twists and turns and suspense. Nina is a brilliant writer.' 'I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down till I found out how it ended' 'I absolutely loved this book' 'A perfect book for those who love suspense, mystery, and intrigue as this was certainly a captivating read' 'A dark and creepy thrill ride.' 'Another good book by Nina Manning. Did not see the twist coming at the end! Can’t wait for her 3rd book.' Highly recommended for dark psychological thriller fans' 'I definitely didn't see the twist at the end' 'This book was great to read. I was hooked almost from the word go.' 'Thrilling. Keeping me on the edge of my seat.' 'That ending!!!' 'I really enjoyed this story! This is a first for me by this author but, definitely worth a read!' 'I was sucked in and my heart was in my throat about 70% into the book then BAM! That twist! I never saw it coming and it veered into a whole different direction than I thought it would! Definitely recommend and I'm definitely going to check out more from this author!' 'Her Darkest Fear tricked me. It has some fantastic red herrings and you’re going to be left thinking you’ve figured it all out but I can haven’t!' Praise for Nina Manning: ' Compelling and claustrophobic , Nina is an exciting new voice and definitely one to watch' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Girl Next Door 'Chilling and creepy. An atmospheric and addictive  debut.' Diane Jeffrey, author of The Guilty Mother ' Totally addictive . I couldn't put it down!' Darren O'Sullivan, author of Closer Than You Think ' A claustrophobic, nail-biting thrille r that draws you in and doesn't let go.' Naomi Joy, author of The Liars ‘ Clever, emotionally draining and totally gripping . I absolutely loved this book!’ D E White, author of The Forgotten Child

  • Author: Nina Manning
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (March 26, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


9. One Day In Summer: The perfect uplifting read for 2021 from bestseller Shari Low

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

'I absolutely love Shari's books, funny, honest and heartwarming writing' Jenny Colgan, bestselling author Brand new from #1 bestseller Shari Low. An emotional roller-coaster, that keeps you guessing... One day in summer, three lives are about to change forever. After two decades of looking after others, this is the day that Agnetha McMaster is reclaiming her life. It's her turn, her time. But will she have the courage to start again? Ten years ago, Mitchell McMaster divorced Agnetha and married her best friend, Celeste. Now he suspects his second wife is having an affair. This is the day he'll discover if karma has come back to bite him. Thanks to a DNA test, this is the day that Hope McTeer will finally meet her biological father. But will the reunion bring Hope the answers that she’s looking for? Three people. Twenty-four hours. A lifetime of secrets to unravel... What readers are saying about One Day In Summer: 'Wow! Where have Shari Low books been all my life?' 'The perfect summer read!' 'I loved this book so much and truly struggled to put it down at the best of times... it's definitely a must read!' 'The events will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. And it's a love story which is not at all predictable.' 'I am really hoping that this will be the start of another trilogy as I do so enjoy Shari Low's writing.' 'I absolutely adored this book, and that’s not something I’ve said for a while.' 'It’s a brilliant story, that shows that life is not static but is a series of twists, turns and unexpected detours that we have to learn to go with and work out as it goes along, and I loved it.' 'This book has everything, love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness and growth.' 'A story of family, friendship, lost love, betrayals, and hope that will keep you guessing until the very end.' 'Well, this is the first time in ages I’ve stayed up until 2 am reading a book! I just couldn’t stop reading until I’d finished it.' 'Shari Low really does know how to write an emotional book that evokes all the feels!' 'One Day in Summer looks at lost love, betrayal, friendships, grief, siblings, adoption, and finding love. This was a great read, so many events happening simultaneously, a book I didn't want to put down. I recommend this for an uplifting read.'

  • Author: Shari Low
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (June 11, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


10. The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sibling Relationships - August 2021

Spur Award Winner for Best Western First Nonfiction Book • Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction • IPPY Silver Award for Best Memoir • Next Generation Indie Award for Best Memoir (Overcoming Adversity) • International Book Award for Best True Crime • Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal, Nonfiction Drama A violent ex-con forces his son to commit crimes in this unforgettable memoir about family and survival. Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his three siblings idolized their dad, a self-taught Cherokee who loved to tell his children about his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies—even murder. Intimidating David with beatings, Thurston coerced his son into doing his criminal bidding. David’s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn’t protect him. Through sheer determination, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to refuse his father’s criminal demands, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a deadly showdown with Thurston Crow. David would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father—the brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life. Raw and palpable, The Pale-Faced Lie is an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the strength of the human spirit. “Cinematically gripping.”— Kirkus Reviews “Empowering missive about the long shadow cast by an abusive parent.”— Publishers Weekly “For fans of Tara Westover’s Educated , The Pale-Faced Lie . . . is a disturbing yet captivating memoir about how one man’s psychotic delusions can imprison an entire family.”— New York Journal of Books

  • Author: David Crow
  • Publisher: Sandra Jonas Publishing (October 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture
  • ISBN: 978-0997487152
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.89 x 8.5 inches