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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Literary Twins

My Tuesday is shaping up to be a busy one, but I didn't want to miss out on participating in my favorite weekly blogging event.  Top Ten Tuesday is always a lot of fun.  It's a great way to find new blogs, revisit old favorites, and get lots of great reading recommendations.  Who cares if your TBR list is already miles long?  If you want to participate (and you SO do), go on over to The Broke and the Bookish and read up on how the meme works.  Then make your own list and have a good time checking out other lists around the book blogosphere!

Today's topic is: Top Ten Books With __________ Characters.  I decided to fill in the blank with "Twin."  My mother is an identical twin; maybe that's why I've always been fascinated with twins.  Whatever the reason, I read a lot of books with such characters, so here's a list of the first ten that came to mind.

Top Ten Books With Characters Who Are Twins/Multiples

1.  The Shining by Stephen King—In honor of Halloween, I had to include one of the most iconic—not to mention creepiest—literary/movie twins of all time.  Redrum!

2.  Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling—On to the most lovable literary twins, Fred and George Weasley.  It's impossible not to be charmed by these mischief-loving brothers.

3.  The Bobbsey Twins series by Laura Lee Hope—I adored these books as a child!

4.  Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal—Here's another blast from the past.  I inhaled these silly high school stories about Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, twins who are identical but have very different personalities.  Their various dramas kept me thoroughly engrossed as a young reader.

5.  Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark—I haven't read much MHC in recent years, but I used to be a mega fan.  In fact, this book is one of the first I reviewed after starting this blog.  It's about a couple whose 3-year-old twin girls are kidnapped from their home.  The story is a mystery/thriller about the race to find and save the children.

6.  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny—I love the Armand Gamache series and this book, the ninth installment, is my favorite so far.  The story revolves around the puzzling murder of a mysterious woman.  The victim and her siblings are based on a real group of multiples who were cruelly exploited by their parents.  It's an engrossing mystery that asks some important questions.

7.  In the Woods by Tana French—The Irish writer's debut mystery/thriller features a young murder victim who is a twin.  French's books are always can't-look-away compelling.

8.  The Distant Hours by Kate Morton—Like most (all?) of Morton's novels, this one features a crumbling old house and the eccentric people who live there.  In this case, it's a pair of spinster twins.  Morton's books are always great reads.

9.  The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne—This shivery psychological thriller is about a couple grieving after the death of one of their identical twins.  When the surviving daughter claims she's her dead sister, things start to get a little strange ...

10.  Untwine by Edwidge Danticat—I haven't actually read this one yet, but it sounds excellent.  It concerns a teen girl who wakes up in a hospital after an accident and has no idea what has happened to her parents or her twin sister.  

There you have it.  Have you read any of these?  Which awesome twin books am I missing?  Who are your favorite literary twins/multiples?  Leave me a comment and I'll gladly return the favor.

Happy TTT!
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