Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2021 TBR

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is: Books On My Spring 2021 TBR

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1.  The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

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2. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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3. Sunkissed by Kasie West

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4. Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

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5. To Have and to Hate by R.S. Grey

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6. When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons #6) by Julia Quinn

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7. It’s in His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) by Julia Quinn

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8. A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams

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9. The Engagement Arrangement by Jaci Burton

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10. Shutter by Melissa Larsen

18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2021 TBR

  1. #2 & #3 made my list today, too. I should have added that Kasie West book. I kind of forgot about it. Maybe I’ll wait for you to read it and let me know how it was.
    I read The Soulmate Equation and really liked it. Then a couple of bloggers were talking about how a dating app using DNA is a form of eugenics. The more I thought about it, the more disturbed I was with the whole thing.

    • Yeah, the last few West books haven’t been my favorite. I have high hopes for this next one.
      I’ve seen a couple tweets about eugenics in regard to the Christina Lauren book, too. I can’t say one way or the other until I read it, but I don’t think just involving DNA makes it eugenics. I’ve seen a lot of similar stuff said about John Marr’s book that was just made into a Netflix show. I haven’t read the book, but I’m watching the show now and it has nothing to do with like matching people up to produce little Aryan babies. It’s about sharing a gene mutation that only one other person in the world has and that person can be any nationality, race, gender, etc. There are sinister aspects to the plot, but nothing that I would consider eugenics, as I understand it. Is that similar to how The Soulmate Equation plays out?

      • So how it was explained to me (because I wasn’t quite sure if it was eugenics based on the dictionary definition) was that it’s eugenics no matter what because people who aren’t genetically matched won’t produce offspring and that could lead to certain groups of people going “extinct”. It doesn’t even have to be race, it could be anything like people with certain disabilities, etc. That wasn’t the intent of the book, but I think they missed what could have been a bigger plot point than what they gave us. They skirted the lines around this issue a bit.

      • Ok. I do understand how the topic can very easily go down a slippery slope, though I don’t think the topic itself is necessarily eugenics. If the only people being matched together are completely healthy, affluent, people of certain races, etc, there’s obviously a problem with that. I think assuming that certain groups won’t be matched based on certain characteristics is a problematic starting point, though. I guess I should probably read the book before I share any more opinions, though, haha. I’ll be keeping this all in mind when I start it!

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