Memes are part of the Reddit corner of the Internet, the space where sharing gives content a new life and, in many cases, changes its original meaning. What’s a meme? Know Your Meme describes it as “a piece of content or an idea that’s passed from person to person, changing and evolving along the way.”
To put it a different way, a meme is an image with interchangeable text. For example, there’s Conspiracy Keanu, an image of a perplexed Bill & Ted-era Keanu Reeves, pondering really deep theories about how the world may not be what it seems.
Considering Know Your Meme has over 1,000 confirmed memes, of course there are going to be some literary memes out there. So we’ve spent countless hours searching meme sites, finding the best book-related entries out there. Enjoy!
Judgmental Bookseller Ostrich
Origin: A crazed ostrich with glasses on its face heaps scorn upon your book selections.
Origin: Ernest Hemingway being Ernest Hemingway, with a resemblance to the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World.”
Origin: The film gets an Orwellian twist.
Condescending Literary Pun Dog
Origin: A dog that has a fondness for bad book puns, while also thinking he’s better than you.
Librarian Hey Girl
Origin: The Ryan Gosling Hey Girl meme has the actor saying all types of sensitive things to his girl. In Librarian Hey Girl, he says sensitive things to his librarian girl.
Origin: This kid celebrates the small victories, here with a nod to The Lord of the Flies.
English Major Armadillo
Origin: It’s an armadillo who majored in English. That’s about it.
Origin: Based on the Scumbag Steve meme, in which your deadbeat friend does jerk things. Here, the power of philosophy frustrates you to no end.
Good Dog Greg
Origin: Look how happy that dog is! Here, we get Argos’ perspective.
Bad Pun Raccoon
Origin: It’s a raccoon who likes to make bad puns.
Origin: Much like Conspiracy Keanu, Philosoraptor sees things more deeply than the rest of us.
Origin: This contemplative puma takes his craft seriously.