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6 Books You Might Find at The Bachelor Mansion

by  | March 11
The Bachelor

So, our favorite reality television guilty pleasure The Bachelor is reaching an end. This season has had its fair share of drama with the constant teasers of when Colton will jump the fence, if he’ll lose his V-Card, and if we’ll get to see a proposal go down at the end of this “journey” (*cue the Chris Harrison narration*). With all the drama we see on-screen, have you ever stopped to think about what the contestants are up to in their spare time between date cards and cocktail hours? The Bachelor Mansion is HUGE, so there’s probably a library somewhere (or at least room for some books). Here’s a list of reads you might find at the Bachelor Mansion.

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The Art of War

The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

The Bachelor can be described as a do-or-die competition, so The Art of War is the perfect source of inspiration for the contestants. There’s no better book to come up with ways to psych out your opponent RIGHT before their one-on-one date. You can easily enact some 18th-century warfare tactics moments before they step out the door with our lovable Colton. All’s fair in love, war, and The Bachelor, am I right?

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The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister

by Jessica Knoll

There needs to be some works of fiction on the shelves of the show’s library. Jessica Knoll’s thriller is a perfect read for the contestants as they await their next group date. The Favorite Sister centers around two sisters who decide to join a reality TV show, but one of them doesn’t survive the series. So, essentially this book is the horror movie version of The Bachelor.

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I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends

I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends

by Courtney Robertson

Courtney Robertson is the ultimate reality TV villain, after winning the heart of Season 16’s Bachelor, Ben Flajnik. Robertson was known for her sarcastic remarks and jokes about her fellow costars, and she made it VERY apparent that she was definitely NOT on the show to make pals. Contestants can read up on how you don’t necessarily need to play nice in order to win The Bachelor.

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The Mixology of Astrology

The Mixology of Astrology

by Aliza Kelly Faragher

This reality show definitely does not lack in alcohol. There are so many different cocktails, wineglasses, and champagne toasts shown throughout each season, so The Mixology of Astrology is a fun read for anyone hanging out in the mansion. Contestants can test out their own bartending skills while waiting on their date card.

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It's Not Okay

It's Not Okay

by Andi Dorfman

Andi Dorfman is a fan favorite of the franchise, after declining to date notorious womanizer Juan Pablo in Season 18. It’s Not Okay details Dorfman’s time in the world of reality television and how she managed to get over heartbreak while coming out on top. Current contestants could definitely learn a thing or two from Dorfman.

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How To Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

The Bachelor is all about winning people over, whether it be your fellow costars or the bachelor himself. How to Win Friends and Influence People can be a contestant’s cheat sheet to making the experience of competing with the other girls for Colton’s heart a bit more bearable.

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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.