Being a friend sometimes means sitting with your bestie or roommate and watching The Bachelorette together, bringing chips and salsa to the big finale screening party, and genuinely pretending to care. If you’re like me, this kind of reality programming just doesn’t quite capture your attention, and you need a little secret cynicism to get you through the rose ceremonies of the newest season. Sneak in your e-reader and get these six books, which take a more depressing look at romance. And pro-tip: you can always come back to this list when The Bachelor rolls around again.
This post was originally published on GetLiterary.com.