The best books written by Bachelor, Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise lead or cast members according to Goodreads reviews. [Updated November 2021]

5. Alone in Plain Sight

By Ben Higgins
The Bachelorette Season 11 (Kaitlyn Bristowe)
The Bachelor Season 20 (Lead)

”Are you tired of people knowing who you are but no one really knowing you? As the star of the twentieth season of The Bachelor, Ben Higgins looked like he had it all together. Instead, Ben felt dissatisfied, fearful, and deeply alone.”

Is it any good?
Alone in Plain Sight is rated 3.96 on Goodreads. These are our favorite high & low reviews:

  • 5 Star: “I loved that Ben Higgins didn’t choose to write a Bachelor Tell All. He chose to write something that other people can benefit from especially during these tough times when some people are feeling alone.”
  • 1 Star: “It felt all over the place–at different points it felt like a memoir, a collection of random stories from other people, a religious sermon, and at times a bible retelling.” 

Who’s it for? People looking for some Chicken Soup for the Bachelor Nation Soul.

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4. Chocolate Socks

By Holly Durst
The Bachelor Season 12 (Matt Grant)

”What two things do you like best in the whole world? Close your eyes. Dream of putting those two things together. Dream of inventing something new! What will it be? Maybe it will be something as crazy as Chocolate Socks!”

Is it any good?
For the Right Reasons is rated 4.06 on Goodreads. These are our favorite high & low reviews:

  • 5 Star: “My daughter, age 6, had a bunch of giggles imagining her sometimes stinky 😉 feet with delicious chocolate socks. Our favorite part of the book was the giving aspect. To create is also to give. It’s a great message for children.”
  • No low reviews.

Who’s it for: Parents who have shown their toddler all the Baby Einstein videos and must now ensure that their budding genius uses their powers for good.

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3. The Date Night Cookbook: 25 Easy-to-Cook Menus for the Busy Couple 

By Meredith Phillips
The Bachelor Season 4 (Bob Guiney)
The Bachelorette Season 2 (Lead)

”Combining her expertise on relationships with her lifelong love of cooking, this celebrity author brings to the table 25 three-course menus that are simple enough for a weeknight yet elegant enough for a candlelit dinner for two.”

Is it any good?
The Date Night Cookbook is rated 4.20 on Goodreads. There are no written reviews for this book on Goodreads.

Who’s it for? People whose romantic 3-course meals are no longer provided by a production crew.

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2. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual

By Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer
The Bachelor Season 13 (Jason Mesnick)
The Bachelorette Season 5 (Lead)

”TV host and lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris and registered dietitian Tori Wesszer invite you into their world full of family, food, and casual celebrations.”

Is it any good?
Fraiche Food, Full Hearts is rated 4.38 on Goodreads. These are our favorite high & low reviews:

  • 5 Star: “I’ve seen this cookbook on many a basic bitch’s shelf and thought. . .Nah, surely the recipes can’t be that good, what does Jillian Harris know about cooking?! Man, I was wrong. I really liked this cookbook. I loved all the stories about each of the recipes, the photography was lovely, and I LOVED the meal plans at the beginning of the book for holidays!!”
  • 1 Star: “I find the recipes to be quite bland, and some of the cooking times are way off. I’ve made it through about 5 recipes, and I wasn’t very impressed with any of them.”

Who’s it for? “Basic bitches” who like pretty pictures of food and and can adjust seasoning to their personal taste.

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  1. Making The Love You WantBy Mike Johnson
    The Bachelorette Season 15 (Hannah Brown)

”Making the Love You Want” is a guide to leveling up our lives from the inside out, through the practice of self-love. Sharing his personal journey and courageous truths, Bachelor Nation and social media luminary Mike Johnson provides tools to springboard our lives—to reflect on and rewrite the stories that have been holding us back.”

Is it any good?
Making The Love You Want is rated 4.39 on Goodreads. These are our favorite high & low reviews:

  • 5 Stars: “Loved this short, but poignant read on loving yourself. Knowing who wrote it made me enjoy it more since I could hear him reading it to me and I could feel his energy. Perfect book for the start of a better year!”
  • 3 Stars: “Made some good points but very rambling and didn’t tell a coherent narrative.”

Who’s it for: People looking to be inspired by a Bachelor contestant, but with fewer Christian overtones.

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