I read 5 out of 7 of my original TBR and read 10 books that are eligible here. Here's my brief rundown:
TOTAL NUMBER OF POINTS: 378 (TEAM GRYFFINDOR)
Humorous, poignant, perceptive, and full of grace, Kathleen Collins’s stories masterfully blend the quotidian and the profound in a personal, intimate way, exploring deep, far-reaching issues—race, gender, family, and sexuality—that shape the ordinary moments in our lives. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Fulfills Expecto Patronum
excellent representation of a dark time in history"
In This One Summer two stellar creators redefine the teen graphic novel. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of her teen age — a story of renewal and revelation.(Synopsis from Goodreads)
Placed in Stupefy because it won the Caldecott Honor Awards
The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
"A heart-pounding important story that made my head spin with thoughtful pondering about current issues."
Going to place this under Protego
"I don’t even understand yet how deeply this novel has empowered me. "
4 STARS"Dark and twisty, this book made my spine tingle with the creepy anticipation that it built up."