29 Twitter Jokes Specifically For People Who Love Books | 22 Words

Raise your hand if you love to read. Okay, now you can get back to your book...

If you always carry a book with you, if you are on Goodreads more than you are on Facebook, if you have a worn and weathered library card, this list of jokes is for you. I love reading books, but I also love people who love to read. They are the best kind of people.

If I find out that I can talk about books with you, you will instantly be my friend. If "Yeah, but the book was way better" is a regular sentence in your arsenal, if you cannot wait for the workday to be over so you can rush home, plop yourself on the couch, and read the latest Tana French or Elena Ferrante, you are my people, and these jokes are for you. You will have to take a little break from your book to read these though, and for that, I apologize.

Grab yourself a cup of tea and snuggle up!

We are getting down and dirty with some hilarious tweets about reading, libraries, books, authors, and all the things that avid readers love.

I like big books

Most people would stop after the first line, but this library went for it! And it totally paid off. Bravo, little library.

Library card

Whenever I move to a new place, it's always so exciting to get my library card. My most recent library gave me the choice of a few designs, and it was the most important decision I've ever made.

Harry Potter audiobook

Aw, man! The Harry Potter audiobook is totally my jam! I don't think this DJ understands just how many people in this club would love if that wonderful story started playing.

Mary Shelley

This is a really good point. Mary Shelley (author of the Frankenstein series and many more) basically overcame every obstacle a teenage girl could in her era. Meanwhile, I can't figure out what to cook for dinner.

Why not?

Why not try crime? Why not? Nothing else seems to be working these days. Thanks for the idea, local library.

Deep sighs

That is really saying something. To be fair though, the heroines in Jane Austen's novels had a lot to sigh about. You know, men, and all that.

Edgar Allan Poe

This is so true. I really felt like I saw myself on the page for the first time when I read, The Cask of Amontillado.

Totally read it

"Ah yes, F. Scott. You write in sentences, which is good. Sentences that are full of words are great, and that is what you write. Uh huh. Yep."

Not enough books

Yup, this is pretty much how I feel about any event that I attend. But, I do not attend many events since I have so many books at home.

To All the Boys

When the movie adaptation of To All the Boys I've Loved Before hit Netflix, these types of memes went crazy. And this one is priceless.

Martin O'Malley

Remember that guy? He like, ran for president way back in the day. Anyway, this tweet is spot on and I would read that book.

It's a saying

Yeah, some sayings aren't meant to be performed literally. I hope it was a good book, though.

Trump book report

This is disturbingly accurate in terms of Trump's "voice" and what he would probably write in a tweet.

Never enough

Listen, no matter how many of the books on your shelf you have actually read, you can never have enough books.

Read it again

Although we all intellectually know that this is not how a book works, I feel like we have all felt this deeply at one point or another.

Borrowing books

Letting people borrow books is serious business. I know if I lent you a book, and I know if it hasn't been returned. It could be years down the line. I'll still know.

Invention of books

Contrary to popular belief, the Harry Potter series wasn't actually the first set of books ever written. But they do hold a touch more drama than the label on the back of a shampoo bottle.

Tidying up

What a conundrum! How can you learn to tidy up if you have misplaced the book that teaches you how to tidy up?

The Good Book

Look, you didn't specify which good book you meant. The Lord of the Rings series is a set of very good books.

Paris Review

This is hilarious because it's called the Paris Review, so you think it would review Paris. But it doesn't actually do that.


In case you don't get this one, this should be sung to the tune of Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack." Good luck getting this out of your head now.

Great American Novel

Ah yes, we all have a great American novel hidden within us. Most of us will just never actually sit down and write it.


I've never thought about the wizarding school quite in these terms, but it's so true. Plus, the food just appears.


If you were to tell me these were the real titles of all the books in this series, I would believe you 100 percent. The last one is about a giant fish.

Watership Down

I think it's safe to say that never in history has there been a more dramatic, devastating book written about bunny rabbits.

Display those books

Yeah but, reading is half the fun! To be fair, the other half is buying the books, even if you don't end up actually reading them.


Oh, that's mature. But also, that's as far as I've gotten in Moby-Dick as well. To the cover.

Lost book

This is a hilarious and sad story. I hope that he either found his book or went back to the bookstore and bought himself a brand new one.

Dating advice

This is such solid advice. If you're ever with a guy and you find yourself thinking, "Ugh, he's such a Dorian Gray," or "Ew, what a Gaston," end the date! Share this with a book nerd in your life!