VaLITines Challenge | Positive Relationships

Hi, all!

Today’s post is a little different, as I’m hosting the second blog challenge for the Bookweb VaLITines month-long readathon, hosted by the following people:

This is a readathon celebrating all things reading across the web – no matter if you’re a blogger, booktuber, instagrammer or just a reader who loves hearing about all of the above online. I’ll include the readathon bingo board at the end of my post.

But now, on to my blog challenge:

Recommend books that promote a positive relationship.

This can, of course, include all types of relationships – family, friends, romantic or platonic. All are fair game! (And don’t forget to leave a link in the comments or tag @readvaLITines if you join in the blogging challenge – we’d love to read your posts

So, what are my recommendations?

Grey and Lia Mara
from A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

These two have such a great dynamic in the story and really serve to highlight how two very different people can find common ground and respect for one another even when most people would consider them to be enemies. I also loved how it wasn’t always up to Grey to save Lia Mara, and how her strength was always highlighted.


Beth Teller and Dad
from Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

This is a striking #LoveOZYa novel told in narrative and verse. Beth is one of the narrators and we find at in the first chapter that’s died, but her father – a police detective – can still see and talk to her. Their relationship is as heartbreaking as it is sweet and they set out to solve a mystery in small-town Australia. I can’t recommend this one enough.

The crew of the Rocinante
from The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey

This is a bit of a cheat, because it’s referring to an entire (incomplete, currently) series featuring a truly amazing found family. An unforeseen chain of events see James Holden, Naomi Nagata, Alex Kamal and Amos Burton take possession of an MCRN light corvette while investigating a mysterious distress call in space. This series is amazing and the way the characters come together to form a family is just wonderful.  They’re not always perfect, but they’re loyal and look out for one another and that’s a bit plus for me. (Bonus, the TV series is a really great adaption of the books and the relationships translate so well onto the screen!)

I hope that you enjoyed these recommendations!

If you’re interested in joining in the reading challenge, which takes place over the whole month of February, here’s the bingo board:

For more information, check out the hosts channels (linked above) or visit the Twitter page for any questions you have!

What are your recommendations for books with positive relationships?

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