4 Books About Brotherhood

BookSummaryClub Blog 4 Books About Brotherhood

Have you ever had a friend that feels closer than a brother? Or do you have a brother whom you love so much that you would give your life for him if you could? Well, the bond between brothers isn’t one that’s always spoken of, but you know it’s there. 

Books about brothers provide a different dynamic; these books talk about the different emotions that are expressed but suppressed – love, jealousy, rage, and those bonds that cannot be broken. 

In as much as having a brother you love is the real deal, reading books about brotherhood helps reshape your mindset and hopefully helps you have a better relationship with people you call brothers. Below is a compilation of some books about brotherhood that may interest you:

  1. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
The Shock of the Fall
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The Shock of the Fall
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  • Nathan Filer (Author) – Bruce Mann (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/11/2014 (Publication Date) – Dreamscape Media, LLC (Publisher)

This book talks about two brothers and the bond they share. Matt Homes, the brother struggling to cope with his mental illness within a health system that couldn’t care less. The book also talks about the trauma Matt had to deal with regarding the death of his older brother Simon. 

Simon fell and died 10 years previously at the beginning of the book, and we’re told that it was “the shock of the fall “ that killed Simon. As you go deeper into this book, you’ll see what transpired on the day of Simon’s death and why Matt is unable to let go of the guilt he feels about his brother’s death. 

The Shock of the Fall By Nathan Filer is one book you must read as it captivates its readers with humor and also talks about other beautiful qualities such as honesty and resilience. You mustn’t hesitate to get this book!

  1. Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
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  • Sarah Crossan (Author) – Adam Sims (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/07/2017 (Publication Date) – Audible Studios for Bloomsbury (Publisher)

This book, Moonrise, by best-selling author Sarah Crossan, talks about two brothers, separated by time and circumstance. Joe hasn’t laid his eyes on his big brother Ed in the past ten years. But now, Ed is on death row and Joe makes it a point of duty to spend his time with his brother in his last days. 

This book, told in free verse, talks about the death penalty and how you say goodbye when you’re certain of what the future holds. This book will have you re-evaluating whatever values you place in life. However, if you’re going to read this book, you should be ready to wipe off one or two tears that may form in your eyes as you read. Have fun reading this book!

  1. My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal
My Name Is Leon
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My Name Is Leon
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  • Kit de Waal (Author) – Lenny Henry (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/26/2016 (Publication Date) – Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

This book follows the story of the love little Leon has for his baby brother Jake. Nine-year-old Leon understands from an early age that he is alone in this world. He learns at a very early age to fend for himself and also look after his mother, Carol. 

Along the line, his baby brother Jake came into the family and Leon had to take on more responsibilities of caring for his brother and mother. Soon, the brothers are taken into foster care and when Jake is adopted, Leon is forced to live on his own but with a tugging desire in his heart to bring his family together again. 

This book is an extraordinary one filled with pure compassion without jealousy or envy. This book is worth your while, get a copy today!

  1. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel
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The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel
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  • Colson Whitehead (Author) – JD Jackson, Colson Whitehead (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/16/2019 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

This book is special because it talks about two brothers Elwood and Turner though not connected by blood but bound by something deeper than genetics. This book will take you through different twists and turns which will later result in love and everlasting friendship between the two brothers. 

The boys met in the Trevor Nickel Academy, a school for Juvenile Offenders in Florida during the early 1960s. The book explores the horrors, terrors, injustice, and cruelty that go on in a school that’s supposedly meant to reform the youths.

These horrors are told without sentimentality and this will help you understand why these brothers have to rely on themselves to survive. This book may be quite unsettling but it’s worth your while!


Deciding on the best brotherhood book in this list to read can be a real chore, but it doesn’t have to be so because each of these books was carefully chosen to teach you more about brotherhood. 

Also, these books explore some emotions that are not openly spoken of but exist among brothers. These books also help you understand how to channel your innate machismo to protect the emotions you have for your brothers rather than sweeping these feelings under the carpet like they never exist.

Have fun reading these books!

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