Top Ten Tuesday: Found Family

Recommendations for some of my favorite found family stories!

It’s the time of year where we normally spend more time family. Sadly for many of us, that’s not possible this year… So I decided it was the perfect time to recommend some books with amazing found families to help keep you company this season.

These all have amazing, heartwarming relationships that I absolutely adore.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

Let’s get the most obvious out of the way! I couldn’t make this list without mentioning the book that introduced me to the found family trope. And to this day, the Inner Circle is still one of my favorite found families. They’re just so wonderful.

2. The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This series follows Layla who is trying to find her place in the world. It has amazing friendships, found family, and a swoon worthy romance.

3. The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Brittainy Cherry never ceases to pull at my heartstrings. This small town romance follows a Hazel as she breaks away from her toxic family and finds love and purpose. If you want something to warm and romantic, definitely check this out. But have the tissues handy!

4. Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

This adult contemporary follows Emmie who releases a plea into the world via a red balloon. When a family in Italy discovers her balloon and note, a lifelong bond is formed. This book hit me so hard in the feelings and will definitely a be story that stays with me forever.

5. Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn

This is a historical mystery series that combines mystery, humor, history, and the slowest of slow burn romances. Veronica and Stoker live on an estate with an eclectic crew of Victorian era upper class (and a conniving tortoise).

6. The Harbinger series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is the companion series to Dark Elements and follows another amazing cast of characters. The heroine has lost her entire family and forms bonds with the men who take her in, her guardian, and an eclectic group of powerful friends. This series is so much fun and highly addicting!

7. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

This adult mystery/thriller contains one of my favorite friend groups of all time. It’s told in dual timeline and the past timeline takes place at an all girls boarding school following a group of close friends who will take on the world for each other.

8. Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

This epic paranormal romance series follows the Archangel of New York, his consort, and his powerful group of fighters known as The Seven. The group has an amazing familial bond that allows them to take on unknown evils that are plaguing the world.

9. Scream All Night by Derek Milman

This YA contemporary has one of my all-time favorite settings! It takes place at a famous castle where B horror movies are filmed. It has a wild cast of characters, a great coming of age story, and laugh-out-loud funny moments.

10. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Last but not least! This YA fantasy is definitely dark in it’s themes but the relationships that are formed as absolutely outstanding. Not only does this series have powerful messages and a great sapphic romance, but the friends and familial aspects are everything.

Let me know some of your favorite found family stories in the comments below!!


5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Found Family

  1. This is such an awesome list! Found Family is one of my favorite tropes ever. So many of these series are on my TBR! I hope to get to them sooner rather than later. Have a great reading week!❤️Here’s a link to MY POST in case you want to check it out later.


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