The Best Book Memes

Gabe Habash -- January 4th, 2012

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.

Ernest Hemingway

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.

Success Kid

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.

Scumbag Philosopher

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.

Poetry Puma

Origin: This contemplative puma takes his craft seriously.

6 thoughts on “The Best Book Memes

  1. Max

    Where’s that picture of Palin next to the Deliverance swamp hillbilly that has the Twain quote? “Those who won’t read have no advantage over those who can’t.”

    1. SJ

      Wrote what??

      To clarify, these pictures are created and shared by tons of users all over the internet. You could make your own and post it somewhere. These are the most popular that trend, found on sites like reddit and imgur. Imgur is a good time to browse (unless you’re easily offended).

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