9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan: As they say, literature and fiction serve as a mirror to actual life, and frequently, literature performs a greater job than reality itself at representing reality and interpersonal connections. In the real world, misunderstandings occur, relationships break down, and memories fade. But there are no limits or weaknesses in the ongoing study of imagination. The reader, more so than the author, is ultimately responsible for the plot and the characters.

Through literature, we are given an intimate look into the lives and relationships of others, and we are lured into a world that is both quite different from our own and very true to reality. This Raksha Bandhan seems like the ideal time to examine the complexities of sibling relationships, even if they are imaginary.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

based on the lives of four sisters who are wildly different from one another: mature Meg, tomboyish Jo, reserved Beth, and impressionable Amy. The ideal book about sisterhood and the challenges four young girls face while their father is at war and their mother fights to support them is provided by Louisa May Alcott. It skillfully demonstrates how much we love our sisters even though they may be unpleasant at times.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

This book deviates from Hosseini’s regular writing style in that each chapter is written from the perspective of a new character, much like a collection of short stories. The bond between 10-year-old Abdullah and his 3-year-old sister Pari is the foundation of the book. Hosseini writes about the relationships we have throughout life that ultimately define us and sculpt our worldview. The book illustrates the lengths we will go to for our siblings when they are in need.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan - The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan – The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevsky’s genre-defying book centers on the lives of three brothers after their father was brutally murdered. The sensualist Mitya (Dimitri), who is frequently in conflict with his father, raises suspicions of patricide. Ivan is a thinker who is plagued by his thoughts, and Alyosha is a spiritual being who tries to heal the divisions in his family. Smerdyakov, their half-brother, is a sketchy character who appears in the book as well.

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

The younger members of the Glass family and Franny and Zooey’s lives are highlighted throughout the book. In the book, Franny suffers from a mental and spiritual breakdown at their parents’ house and entirely loses faith in life. Despite being concerned, her mother Bessie is powerless to assist her. To help her get out of it, Zooey intervenes by extending his brotherly love and compassion.

Pather Panchali (1929)

9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan - Pather Panchali (1929)
9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan – Pather Panchali (1929)

This bildungsroman by Bengali author Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay follows a young child named Apu as he fights life’s challenges. One of the story’s highlights is Apu’s bond with his older sister Durga. Apu and Durga in rural Bengal enjoy the little things despite their poverty. The novel was turned into a timeless motion picture masterpiece by director Satyajit Ray.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)

In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Harper Lee writes about a kind father and his two courageous kids. The mystery neighbor has Jean Louise Finch and her elder brother Jeremy both afraid and intrigued. To protect their father, Atticus Finch, who defends a black man in court against a rape accusation, they even engage in combat with a deadly bigot.

The Bad Beginning (1999)

9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan - The Bad Beginning (1999)
9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan – The Bad Beginning (1999)

The first of Lemony Snicket’s 13 books in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series centers around Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, a little child. After a terrible event causes them to lose their parents, they are forced to live with a psychotic relative named Count Olaf who intends to kill them and take their inheritance.

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

The Percy Jackson author introduces Egyptian deities to contemporary culture in this series. The brothers and sisters who are the series’ heroes have grown closer despite having been reared separately, and it is endearing to watch them watch out for one another. They grow to respect each other while continually irritating each other and resenting how the other was raised. They also don’t resemble each other, and it irritates them constantly when others don’t seem to realize they are connected because their parents were different races and they each inherited more of one parent than the other.

​Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan - ​Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
9 Books on Sisterhood to Gift on This Raksha Bandhan – ​Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Although there is a murder in this thriller, the sibling bond is encouraging. On their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne’s wife vanishes, and he is the main suspect. The media, his in-laws, and the police are all putting a lot of pressure on him. Margo, his twin sister, who he moves in with, is immensely supportive of him through everything he goes through. She continued to stand by his side throughout this trying time because she believed in him.

Conclusion

Siblings can be a nuisance, a danger, and, let’s be honest, they can be downright obnoxious at times. You cannot, however, dispute the fact that you cannot survive without them. A brother and sister’s relationship is marked by unwavering love, trust, and a profound knowledge of one another’s psyches. Our love for our brother or sister is unconditional, even though we may not show it as much. You can slap your brother whenever and wherever you want, but if someone even starts to speak negatively about them, you will always despise that person. This is how siblings’ relationships can be chaotic and bittersweet.

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