Welcome to Bookshelf Fantasies’s Book Blog Meme Directory! I thought it might be handy to provide a quick and easy reference guide to the wonderful bookish memes that we all love so much! To add your meme, please fill out your information on the Contact page and I’ll be delighted to add you. (And if you host a blog that’s listed here, I’d appreciate it if you’d add my button somewhere on your blog! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for the code. Thanks!)
To see more about the purpose of this directory — and what exactly is a meme anyway??? — see my introductory post on the topic.
Weekly memes (sorted by day of the week):
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Hosted by: Book Date
Description: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile!
Hosted by: Mailbox Monday
Description: Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy,
Hosted by: The Tattooed Book Geek
Description: Welcome once again to Music Monday where I offer you all a song that I really like. If anyone wants to join in then please feel free to have a go!
Hosted by: Budget Tales Book Blog
Taken over from Lauren’s Page Turners, Budget Tales Book Blog will now be hosting Goodreads Monday. It will be a chance for you to not only share what is on your Goodreads “To Read” lists, but also the progress you have made on your current reads, the progress on any challenges that you have set and/or any other general Goodreads news!
Top Ten Tuesday
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Description: Starting January 16, 2018, the TTT meme has moved to a new host blog. Each Tuesday, a topic is assigned. Create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list, or feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros
Hosted by: Socrates Book Reviews
Description: It’s Tuesday! It’s time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read. So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon. This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR 🙂
Tell Me Something Tuesday
Hosted by: That’s What I’m Talking About
Description: Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.
Top 5 Tuesday
Hosted by: Meeghan Reads (created and formerly hosted by Bionic Bookworm)
Description: A weekly top 5 list, with different topics each week. Topics are announced at the beginning of each month.
Hosted by: Taking on a World of Words
(formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)
Description: WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.
Hosted by: Literary Potpourri. (Shelf Control was started here at Bookshelf Fantasies back in 2015, and as of 2023, Literary Potpourri is taking on hosting duties!)
Description: A weekly feature celebrating unread books on our shelves! Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up.
Top 5 Wednesday
Hosted by: Goodreads T5W group
Description: A weekly top 5 list, with a list of topics updated each month.
Hosted by: The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief
Description: Library Loot is a weekly event that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
Hosted by: Wishful Endings
Description: Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released.
Wondrous Words Wednesday
Hosted by: Elza Reads
Description: Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! No rules apply here, just share any or all the lovely or new words you’ve encountered over the last fortnight.
Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: Share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week! (Note: Taking a break from weekly posts at the moment, but feel free to go ahead without me! Thursday Quotables is on a spontaneous/whenever schedule right now.)
Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts
Hosted by: Bookishly Boisterous
Description: Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts is a chance for book bloggers to dabble in areas besides books (but those are welcome too). Share your plans for the weekend, a rant on people not using their turn signals in parking lots, or your love of Sunday morning mimosas.
Hosted by: Books of My Heart
Description: The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point), then share a post about it.
Books From the Backlog
Hosted by: Carole’s Random Life in Books
Description: Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
Hosted by: The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog
Description: The Chocolate Lady’s #ThrowbackThursday takes place on the Thursday before the first Saturday of every month. Posts will highlight previously published book reviews, and participants are encouraged to do the same. If you want to participate but have a new blog that doesn’t have old reviews to highlight, you are encouraged to write a post about anything old that strikes your fancy! If you want to tweet or share, please use #ThrowbackThursday! Please add the link to your post to the link party and link back to this page on your post.
Time Travel ThursdayHosted by: Budget Tales Book Blog
Description: It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.
Flashback Friday (currently on hiatus – be back soon!)
Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: Join me in highlighting books from our reading pasts! Pick any book you’ve read, published at least five years ago, and write a blog post about why it’s so special to you. Link up and check out other bloggers’ favorite flashback books.
Book Beginnings on Fridays
Hosted by: Rose City Reader
Description: Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the books we are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56
Hosted by: Freda’s Voice
Description: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. Post it. And share your link. It’s that simple.
Book Blogger Hop
Hosted by: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Description: Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
The Friday Face-Off
Hosted by: Books By Proxy
Description: This weekly meme pits cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe. A theme is listed for each week — find covers to match.
F is for Friday
Hosted by: Nomadic Worlds
Description: Close out the workweek and get ready for the weekend by answering four questions: F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read); I – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend; F – Favorite quote of the week/day; F – Five things you’re happy or grateful for this week.
Friday FavouritesHosted by: Geeky Galaxy
Description: There is a list of bookish topics on the blog. Topics will always be available at least a month in advance so you can plan ahead. Write up your post, however you feel, following the topic. Your list can be a list of 2 or a list of 50, whatever you feel like. Go wild! Don’t want to write your favourites? I fully support a list of least favourites too!
Hosted by: Doing Dewey
Description: Nonfiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome nonfiction happenings of the week.
First Lines Fridays
Hosted by: Reading Is My Superpower
Description: What are you reading? What is your first line? Open the book nearest you and post the first line…
Let’s Talk Bookish
Hosted by: Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion
Description: Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme that aims to help bloggers write discussion posts. It’s hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Posts are written on Fridays, but you can also use the discussion prompts after their official post day.
Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by: Reading Reality
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Series on Saturdays
Hosted by: Books of My Heart
Description: This is a new feature I developed where each month we will look at our favorite – the best – series in a genre.
Hosted by: Nomadic Worlds
Description: A weekly meme featuring one of your favorite characters and why you like them. Where they are the super star. To participate in this meme, link back to the host, and answer the three questions pertaining to the character. Questions: 1 – Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.) 2 – Which book or series does the character live in? 3 – Why is this character among your favorites?
Hosted by: Beth Fish Reads
Description: Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book reviews (novel, nonfiction), cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs, restaurant reviews, travel information, or fun food facts. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog’s home page.
All Over Instagram
Hosted by: Budget Tales Book Blog
Description: Every Saturday I highlight the most popular books/authors on Instagram (but it could be any social media) that week. It’s interesting to see what other people have been seeing as we all follow different people and the algorithm has a lot to say about what we all see!
The Sunday Post
Hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Description:The Sunday Post is a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as muchas you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies.
The Sunday SalonHosted by: Reader Buzz
Description: Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week’s Salon get together–at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones–and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another’s blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one’s earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. See the host’s site for how to join the Salon.
#Six for Sunday
Hosted by: A Little But A Lot
Description: A weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. You can find the prompts on the host’s blog, and you can post a blog post with your six choices for that week’s prompt.
6 Degrees of Separation
Hosted by: Books Are My Favourite and Best
Description: On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book. Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you may choose to link them in more personal or esoteric ways: books you read on the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend, books that remind you of a particular time in your life, or books you read for an online challenge. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the other books on the list, only to the ones next to them in the chain.
Hosted by: Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Description: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. Then, one week later, I’ll create a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.
Best of the Bunch
Hosted by: A Cocoon of Books
Description: Best of the Bunch is a monthly linkup where we can share the best books we read each month and award one of them “Best of the Bunch.” At the end of each month, take a look what you read that month and share your favorites. Then tell us which one is the Best of the Bunch — the one everyone should add to their to-read lists right now. You can use any criteria you want to determine which book to award Best of the Bunch. Then come back here and link up! The linkup will post at midnight Eastern Time on the last day of each month.
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More memes to come! I’ll keep adding content — let’s keep this directory growing!
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NOTE: At the advice of some lovely folks who were kind enough to share their thoughts and opinions, I’m happy to include meme information provided by the host or by a participant. If you host a meme listed here and would prefer to have it removed, just let me know and I’d be happy to oblige.