Blind Date with a Book

Posted 20 December, 2013 by Jenna / 6 Comments


Here’s a frequent scene at my house:

Me, sitting (or standing) in front of the shelf of books that I have to read. Or, perhaps it’s me staring at the computer screen of my Goodreads to-read page, scrolling aimlessly up and down the 200+ titles. I pick up one book (or click on one title). Interesting, but not what I’m in the mood for right now. I select another . . . eh, too heavy. I want something lighter.

Ten to twelve selections later, I heave a heavy sigh, close my eyes, shoot out my hand (or cursor) and grab the first one my fingers (or mouse) touch and hope for the best. After all, I have the book (or have the book marked as “to-read”) so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it, right?

If this is in any way familiar, you, like me, probably want someone to point you in the right direction . . . set you up, as it were. Well, I’m here to help! If you’re looking for a hot new read, a book in a particular category, or just something you haven’t tried before, let me tempt you to your next read!

This month’s bachelor/ette books are:

Book #1:

  • memoir
  • contemporary
  • humor

Book #2:

  • historical fiction
  • women’s literature
  • biblical

Book #3:

  • chick lit
  • time travel
  • regency

Want to go on a reading date with one of these books? Or, think you’ve met one of these eligible catches already and want to guess as the titles? Here’s what you can do:

  • Leave a comment to request a date. Let me know which bachelor/ette you’d like to spend a little time with and I’ll email you back privately with the title of the book and the author. (NOTE: I’ll only respond via email, so don’t came back to this post looking for my response, okay? Okay!)
  • If you want to hazard a guess at the title of one (or more!) of the books, you can leave a comment to do that, as well. Once again, be sure to let me know which bachelor/ette you think you’ve unmasked. Just to be sure we don’t spoil the fun for other readers/dates, I’ll contact you privately to let you know if your right – or wrong!
  • Finally, do you have a book that you know On a Book Bender readers will love? Leave a comment – something along the lines of Date My Book, Jenna! – and I’ll get in touch to see when we can feature your Blind Date With a Book contender!


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6 Responses to “Blind Date with a Book”

  1. I think this is the most awesome idea ever!! We’ve all been in the situation where we don’t know what we want to read next. This is awesome!

  2. Date My Book Jenna!
    I have the perfect new book series to get addicted to Jenna!
    I’ve recently discovered the wonder that is Curiosity Quills Press and stunning writer that is A. W. Exely, I need more Cara and Nate, MOAR I SAY! I know Amanda’s been on a historical fiction bender, but this series is my first foray into steampunk, and I have to say I like it! Wait…I LOVE it!

    It hits all my book buttons: mystery, drama, romance, a touch of fantasy, and a kick-ass heroine. Did I mention the hot guy? I didn’t?! Seriously…Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is flail worthy.

    Please check this book out if you haven’t already, it’s one of the best romantic/alt. history books I’ve picked up this year: Nefertiti’s Heart (Artifact Hunters #1) by A. W. Exley


    • Thank you so much for the recommendation! I’ve just gotten into a different steampunk series (that I love!), so it’s very fitting that you’d recommend more steampunk! I’ll definitely check it out. :)

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