40+ Awesome Book Memes for Authors and Readers

Memes can be powerful. They can evoke laughter, spark an idea, and speak to universal truths. Great memes can go viral, spreading across the internet via social media like wildfire. So whether you're an author looking to spice up your Twitter or Facebook account, or simply someone with a love of books, these popular memes can start people talking.

In this article, you will find:
  1. How to Use Book Memes as an Indie Author
  2. List of Reading Memes

How to Use Book Memes as an Indie Author

There's nothing quite like sharing a meme about a good book or your favorite fictional character that gets a good laugh. And as a book lover, you probably like to share a funny meme now and then. But these little slices of popular culture are also a great option for indie authors who want to maintain an online presence.

(Not sure where to start with your online presence? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Writers!)

While social media certainly isn't the biggest factor in becoming a successful author, it is a great way to connect with potential readers. And it can be a struggle to come up with an engaging tweet, blog post, or Facebook post day after day, month after month. This is where reading memes come in handy.

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Why Memes?

Your average avid reader has an internet presence, and a great meme can help endear you to them. Between new book releases, a social media presence can keep you in the minds of readers. And sharing a little joke in the form of a book meme is a quick and easy way to maintain that presence.

You don't have to slave over every word of a post (like us writers are wont to do). Instead, select a funny book meme (like one from the list below), post it to the account of your choice, and then get back to writing your current work in progress!

Anyone who enjoys reading is likely to love the memes below!

The Complete List of Book Memes


Book meme: When you can't focus on what you're reading


Book meme: there are two kinds of people


Book meme: you have too many books


book memes: are you finished with this book?


book memes: When a book I was loving has a terrible ending


Book memes: knowing what happens in the book someone’s reading


book meme: walks into a bookstore



book meme: don't forget to charge your minds every night


book meme: that terrifying moment when there's too many things that need resolving but the book has only 20 pages left


book meme: when you're halfway through a book and come to a plot twist at 1am


book meme: when you get a new book and open it to smell the paper


book meme: when you finish a book and realize you live in the real world and not the book's world


book meme: slow books


book meme: pretty much every book adaptation ever


book meme: when I'm shopping with my friends and I see a bookstore in the distance


book meme: what would you say is your perfect type of guy


book meme: I have no shelf control


book meme: how I look browsing in a used book store


book meme: how I act when I get a new book


book meme: relationship status


book meme: Going into the bookstore looking for a book and walking out with 18


book meme: you read so many books, how are you not crazy?


book meme: I don't know who you are, I don't know what you want


book meme: I like reading because it's relaxing


book meme: one does not simply return from the library without a book


book meme: when someone says it's a bestseller so it must be good


book meme: when you don't trust the book protagonist


book meme: a book in the bookstore


book meme: symptoms of a book hangover


book meme: how some people get crazy on the weekend


book meme: when someone talks to you while you are reading


book meme: it's not hoarding if it's books


book meme: this weekend is gonna be lit...erary


book meme: has one night stand and too many books to put on it


book meme: reading a book that has a tragic ending


book meme: I have a terrible sleeping disorder


book meme: spam from hogwarts


book meme: one does not stop buying books just because there is no more shelf space


book meme: surfing the internet or reading books


book meme: books entertainment before MTV


book meme: what's the matter sweety


These book memes are just a sample of what's out there. And, to make things easier, you can create your own book memes easily on a number of websites, like Imgflip. You can make your own meme format or use popular ones that you know and love.

In an era where authors are expected to have an online presence, there's nothing better than memes to make your fans and friends laugh and to connect with readers. Ask your social networks to share their own reading memes, and you have an easy way to keep up a conversation online!

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