Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: A Round-Up of Sibling Stories

Jeff O'Neal

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Jeff O'Neal is the executive editor of Book Riot and Panels. He also co-hosts The Book Riot Podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @thejeffoneal.

carry the oneThis installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Carry the One by Carol Anshaw. Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment.


On Monday, we asked for recommendations for books about siblings. We got a lot of fantastic responses. Here’s a round-up of what you guys suggested in the comments, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Fables by Bill Willingham

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Got any others?