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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:

  • World War II
  • Unforgettable narrator
  • Literary love story

Book #2:

  • young adult
  • first of a trilogy
  • dystopian
  • brutally fascinating

Book #3:

  • Victorian
  • Steampunk
  • Romance
  • Murder mystery

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!


Girl with Book Lungs

About the author: Hi, I’m Jenna and I’m a bookaholic. I blame this condition on my parents, who, from a very early age, encouraged me to read like a fiend. I listened like any good little girl would. Much like my taste in music, my taste in books is very eclectic – I try and enjoy a little bit of everything. In the past few years, though, I’ve really gotten more interested in mystery books, young adult fiction, and, ahem, even a little hard core “romance.” (Don’t judge!) I make it a habit to spy on what books people are reading while on public transportation or while sitting in a restaurant having a meal, and I routinely pass out recommendations at visits to my doctor’s office. In addition to blogging here at On a Book Bender, I also have a blog at The Girl with Book Lungs.

4 comments… add one

  • Samantha @ Ellipsis Comma Dash April 18, 2014, 9:21 am

    Hmmm. I think I’d really enjoy a date with Book #3. :)

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark April 18, 2014, 9:50 am

    Oooo Books 2 and 3 both sound perfect for me Jenna! I think I’m going to go with #3 though as I’ve read a fair number of dystopians lately but it’s been a while since I’ve read steampunk:)

  • Becky April 19, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Book #3 sounds great!

  • Claudia April 30, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Book 3 sounds good

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