As a book-lover, you probably already know that the best first date you'll ever have is with a brand new book. A few nights ago, I was unlucky enough to have a not-so-hot date with a person, not a book. I didn't have high expectations, but even so, the failure of the evening made me feel insecure, lonely, embarrassed, and frustrated. When I finally got home, all I wanted to do was put on my pajamas and settle in with a good book.
When it comes to post-date reading, there are a few different directions you can go. Sometimes you want a book that takes your mind off of the awkwardness of the evening. Other times, you want a book that will help you work through what the hell just happened. Maybe you just want a book that boosts your confidence and makes you feel good, because sometimes dating can make you feel really insecure. Or, perhaps, you want a book that proves that you're not alone in your struggle for love. That other people have gone through the same trials and tribulations, and sometimes they made it out on the other side with the romance of their dreams.
Dating is hard, but reading shouldn't be. That's why I've put together this list of nine books for you to read after your next not-so-great date: