Top 5 Books with the Found Family Trope | Top 5 Saturdays

Top 5 Saturdays is a series brought about by Mandy @ Devouring Books. If you want to see the schedule of Top 5 Saturday prompts, check out the link for Mandy!

I’ve decided for these Top 5 Saturdays, I will be looking exclusively at books I want to read, but haven’t yet. It’ll keep things interesting. I’ll only include books I’ve read if I absolutely can’t help myself 😁

Anyway, let’s get to it!

Books I want to read…

Vicious – V.E. Schwab

Book cover of "Vicious" by V.E. Schwab

I have heard so much about this series and about Schwab’s books. I think the premise for this book sounds really exciting! Two friends who discover that people can develop super-powers, only to have a falling out and they become archenemies. I mean, sound’s pretty kick-ass. I hope to read this book soon!

If We Were Villains – M.L. Rio

Book cover of "If We Were Villains" by M. L. Rio

Like with Vicious, this book sounds like it’s got the “found family gone wrong” situation going on. A group of Shakespearean actor friends in college and a murder, and only one get’s the blame and goes to jail…but what really happened? This sounds so intriguing, I just hope it ends up being as awesome as it seems to be…

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – Mary Ann Shaffer

Book cover of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows"

I ended up putting this book on my TBR because I saw that it was being adapted for the screen and I love a good book to movie adaptation. Plus, look at that title…I mean, what is going on? Plus, I love a good written letter exchange, plus groups based around literary interests. This sounds like a winner, I just hope that it ends up being so!

The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness

Book cover of "The Rest of Us Just Live Here" by Patrick Ness

This book sounds so funny! I only hope it fits this prompt of “found families” since I can’t exactly tell from the summary, but…I mean, the idea of a character not being the “chosen one,” but rather just an average joe who just wants to finish high school and ask out the girl he likes to prom, all with the backdrop of some funky supernatural/apocalyptic stuff going on…Sounds like it could be really fun!

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

Book cover of "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

This book sounds so cute! Three people coming together over their shared “brokenness” by average people standards just…it warms my heart! Plus, one of my good friends has recommended this book to me and I’ve been meaning to read it for-ever! I really hope to like it as much as I think I will!

Thoughts, Thanks, and Tagged:

Thank you so much for reading this post! If you like this, check out some of my other content! Let’s chat in the comments! Are any of my books listed on your TBR? Have you already read any of these? What did you think?

If you read this post and feel like you want to do it, please consider yourself tagged! Ping back to me so I can see your list! And, as always, happy reading!

11 thoughts on “Top 5 Books with the Found Family Trope | Top 5 Saturdays

      1. Ugh, same! I feel like I’m always stacked with ARCs! I keep telling myself to limit the number, but I get so excited! I have zero impulse control, it seems.

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      2. I am exactly like that. I feel like all summer long there weren’t a ton of titles that I was excited about, but for fall it’s like I was excited for everything. I have been reading for like a month so I can try and be on top of all my fall ARCs.

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    1. No! You definitely are! I’m always surprised by books I haven’t heard of making people’s lists. There are so many books out there! But I keep seeing Schwab everywhere, that its for certain! I need to see what all the fuss is about!


  1. I haven’t got around to Eleanor Oiliphant yet either but really looking forward to it. Guernsey Potato Pie didn’t excite me much – interesting info about the effects of the war on the island but I thought the narrative lacked some finesse

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    1. Good to know! I’ll see how I end up liking it, but most books, for me, are middle of the road. It’s very rare for me to be blown away, so I’m okay with it being mediocre. I mostly just want to read it before seeing the movie adaptation 🙂


      1. I’m very careful too with declaring a book a 5 star read – it has to be pretty special for that. Books that are generally in the 3-4 category are still good but not knock out.

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