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4 Bachelor Nation Alumni Books to Get You Excited for the New Bachelorette

by  | May 13

If you’re like me, then you’ve most likely been counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the new season of The Bachelorette. I MAY also have been replaying the infamous Colton Underwood fence jump once a day for the last few months, as a means to cope with the brief hiatus between seasons (it’s quality television, don’t judge me).

When I caught wind of the news that Alabama Hannah was going to be our next crowned Bachelorette, I couldn’t have been more excited. She’s funny, humble, cute, and, more importantly, relatable. She’s also awkward in an endearing way that I STRIVE to be. This season will definitely be a winner. For some Bachelor Nation material to read in between commercial breaks, check out these reads from Bachelor Nation Alumni.

It's Not Okay

It's Not Okay

by Andi Dorfman

Andi Dorfman was iconic for SO many reasons during her time on The Bachelor (Juan Pablo’s Season 18) and as our leading Bachelorette (Season 10). She was the woman who said what we were ALL thinking whenever Juan Pablo spoke more than five words. She told it how it was. Andi let it be known that she wasn’t going to be disrespected by any man, especially on national television. As one of my personal favorite cast members, any Bachelor fan should definitely pick up a copy of Andi’s detailed account of what happened behind the scenes during her time on the addictively dramatic reality television show. You should especially pick this up if Andi is one of your favorite cast members too.

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I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends

I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends

by Courtney Robertson

I’m not going to lie and pretend that I wasn’t rooting for Ben Flajnik to send Courtney Robertson home during her stay at the Bachelor Mansion on Season 16. She was dramatic and often made rude jokes toward the other contestants. HOWEVER, after reading her book, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends, I took a 180 turn in my opinion of Courtney. She’s funny and real in her tell-all book about her time on The Bachelor. Editing is a very real thing in reality television, so you need to remind yourself that there’s multiple sides to every story, which is precisely what Courtney’s memoir reminds readers.

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I Said Yes

I Said Yes

by Emily Maynard Johnson

Emily Maynard can be described as a sweet Southern belle, much like our new Bachelorette Alabama Hannah. In her memoir, Emily shares her side of the story of her time on reality TV and what her life was like before going on The Bachelorette. She also discusses her faith and how she’s stayed humble after being on national television. Definitely a great read for any Bachelor Nation fan.

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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

by Trista Sutter

I’m throwing it back to our first-ever leading lady bachelorette, none other than Trista Sutter. Trista was successful in finding love and keeping it during the first season of The Bachelorette. So, if you’re like me and want to get sentimental, then read Trista’s story. It’s proof that on one of my favorite reality shows you can be successful in finding love.

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Jess is a Digital Marketing Content Coordinator at Simon & Schuster. Her guilty pleasure is reading Young Adult series like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Field Party, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. When she’s not reading, you can find her at a Yankees or Giants game or rewatching Riverdale for the hundredth time.