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):
Hosted by: MizB at A Daily Rhythm
Description: Musing Mondays is a weekly event where MizB will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic.
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 organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile!
Hosted by: Guiltless Reading
Description: Do you have a bookmark you want to share? Just take a photo and link up in the linky!
Books People Talk Movies
Hosted by: Bring My Books
Description: On the first Monday of every month, there will be a question/prompt to discuss. These will center around book to movie adaptations. Every other Monday, if you’d be so kind, just share one of your favorite movies and why everyone else should set down everything they’re doing, and get to watching it! Some fun things to include could be: how you found out about it, a fun gif from the film, a favorite quote, a trailer, and of course(!), how crazy the rest of us are for not having seen it yet!
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, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
My Muse Monday
Hosted by: Write All About It
Description: A weekly writing round-up for all of those in the writing trenches. This is a fun meme where you can meet other like-minded writers and share what you’ve been working on and how the writing week has gone for you!
Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday
Hosted by: Shannon Messenger
Description: If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count–but are most definitely not required) and email the host the title of the book you’re featuring and a link to your blog.
Hosted by: Down the Reading Hole
Description: Exquisite Wordiness is a “Word of the Week” kind of post, but every month there will be a sort of theme and all the words most be related to it.
Hosted by: MizB at A Daily Rhythm
Description: Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where you share two (2) “teaser” sentences from your current read to try to entice others to want to seek it out.
Top Ten Tuesday
Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
Description: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros
Hosted by: Bibliophile By the Sea
Description: Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?
Hosted by: Beyond the Back Cover
Description: Do you have an overabundance of free romance novels that you never find the time to read? With Tuesday Flirtations we can read, review, and share them with to help narrow down your list, or give someone else a great recommendation.
Talkin’ ‘Bout Books
Hosted by: Books That Hook
Description: Talkin’ ‘Bout Books is a link-up for book-related discussion questions on Tuesdays. Each participant posts a discussion question of his/her own choosing, then links up from our page.
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: Pen to Paper
Description: Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
Hosted by: Breaking the Spine
Description: “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
What Are You Reading Wednesdays
Hosted by: It’s A Reading Thing
Description: Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions: What’s the name of your current read? Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share one complete sentence. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
Hosted by: The Book Elves
Description: Writer Wednesday dedicates a day of the week, every week, to a different author in order to truly recognize them for all the reasons that we love them, whether that be something quirky, fun, a well-known fact or something completely unique. Check out the meme info to view upcoming featured authors!
This Week in Books
Hosted by: Lipsyy Lost & Found
Description: A weekly post to share what you’re reading — now, then, and next.
Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: A weekly features 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.
Covers War Wednesday
Hosted by: Book Is Glee
Description: Have you ever wish that the beautiful UK cover would sell here, or you wish you are a fluently Italian speaker so you can take the exotic looking Italian book/cover home? Or have you ever thank God for your own pretty cover while others have covers that you have to sigh in sympathy for them? Well, at least I have. So, you could say this is just a small weekly meme where I held “competitions” between covers. Usually between different publishers, editions, or countries. Let the war begin!
1 Sentence Wednesdays
Hosted by: Books and Messy Buns
Description: Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last), think about what it made you feel so far, describe it in one sentence, and share your sentence, book title and author with the book community
Hosted by: Happy Writer
Description: WIP Wednesday is a weekly link-up for writers hosted by Happy Writer. It’s an excuse every week to post about our projects, share snippets of our favorite writing, introduce everyone to our most beloved characters, and basically get PUMPED about our original work. Every Wednesday at 12 midnight EST, a post will go live on Happy Writer with the week’s theme and a linkie to join. Make a blog post matching the theme, join the linkie, and visit the other blogs to gush over everyone’s WIPs!
Hosted by: Bookshelf Fantasies
Description: Share a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week!
Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Hosted by: Uncorked Thoughts
Description: The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object, quote etc.from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! Each topic will be posted on this page for the week. There will also be free week where everyone can decide whatever topic they want!
Hosted by: IceyBooks
Description: Can’t decide what to read next? Make a post with 3-5 books you want to (or have to!) read soon and link up every Thursday at IceyBooks, so your readers can help you decide by casting votes!
That’s What He Said Thursday
Hosted by: Chapter Break
Description: Every Thursday join us by posting a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. The quote you choose does not have to be romantic – it can be anything spoken by a book boyfriend. Keep in mind these are direct quotes from dialogue in a book. It is NOT a physical description of a male protag or a paragraph of dialogue. It is a line spoken by our favorite heroes to their lucky ladies (whom we so wish we were!!!!!!).
Booking Through Thursday
Hosted by: Booking Through Thursday
Description: Copy the questions, paste them into your blog and answer them. When you’re done, come back here and post a quick comment or trackback letting everyone know so we can read your responses.
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: Fantasy Review Barn
Description: Each Thursday, our copy of The Tough Guide to Fantasyland in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and tropes) from all over fantasy. (A speculative fiction centered meme that asks participants to find books that have examples of a new trope each week.)
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts
Hosted by: (un)Conventional Bookviews
Description: The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read.
Hosted by: Thistles and Whistles
Description: Inspired ideas could literally strike you anywhere and nothing is better than seeing that idea come to life through an action you decided to take towards it. Take-A-Step Thursday is an original weekly feature by Thistles and Whistles where you share your inspired thoughts and start a viral chain of positive actions and events ! So tell us what have you been inspired by this week and what have you been inspired to do as a result? Your goals can be as small or as crazy big as you want them to be and you can be the one who inspires someone else to make a change in their life in any way!
Hosted by: Gone with the Words
Description: Thursday Tracks is a musical meme. All you have to do is feature a song and/or video you’ve been enjoying recently, or even pair a book and a song that go well together.
Beyond the Books
Hosted by: Kissin Blue Karen
Description: Beyond the Books is a weekly meme where I throw out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. Come back here and share the link to your blog post, and we all have fun learning about each other.
Book Traveling Thursdays
Hosted by: The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle’s Book Blog
Description: This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page at the beginning of each month. After choosing a book that fits the theme, you look at different covers of different editions and write your blog post with the original cover, the covers from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.
Share the Love
Hosted by: Books That Hook
Description: Share the Love: 10 Posts From Around the Blogosphere is a weekly meme for sharing posts from other book bloggers. Each participant finds ten posts, not their own, to share with their readers. This helps other bloggers with their search engine rankings and also is a way to connect with other bloggers.
When I First Saw You
Hosted by: Sailing Through Books and A Bookish Flower
Description: When I First Saw You, or WIFSY for short, is a weekly meme that consists of sharing a first impressions of a book in the form of a synopsis, so basically judging a book by it’s cover. Every week, a new cover is chosen. You write a synopsis for this book with the cover and title as your only guide. Then, you compare it to the real synopsis and laugh at how off you were or congratulate yourself on your amazing deduction skills! You are free to post any day of the week, but the weekly WIFSY post will be up every Thursday with a link up so you can share your take on the week’s cover.
Hosted by: The Violent Vixen
Description: This is Cover Story, a weekly linkup where we share the cover of a book we’ve never read and a short synopsis about what we think (or hope) the book is about. No cheating and reading the back cover or book blurb! This is totally about judging a book by its cover!
Diversity Spotlight Thursday
Hosted by: Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Description: Diversity Spotlight will take place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: (1) A diverse book you have read and enjoyed; (2)A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read; (3) A diverse book that has not yet been released.
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.
Hosted by: MizB at A Daily Rhythm
Description: Friday Finds showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
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.
Hosted by: Mortal Moments
Description: Fictitious Fridays is a new weekly meme for book bloggers. Each week a specific subject will be chosen for the spotlight for example: favourite fiction book, character, place, food and many more! You will have to wait and see! Fiction of any genre is welcome but I will mainly be focusing on YA Fiction as that is mostly what I read.
Exploring My Bookshelves
Hosted by: Addlepates and Book Nerds
Description: Post a picture of your bookshelf, and I give you something to write about from your shelf – it might be your favourite author, your prettiest cover etc. Then give us the blurb of the book and what you thought about it.
Hosted by The Book Dame
Description: Like many of you, I buy books quicker than I can read them. While I am well practiced at passing on the books that I have read or have no intention of reading, and that still leaves me with so many books that I don’t always know what I own. Kindle Kandy is a weekly bookish feature where we scan our shelves and ereader to rediscover books that we own that have not yet been read and thus far have been little more than shelf or Kindle Kandy.
Cover Lust Friday
Hosted by: AliceReeds
Description: Cover Lust Friday is a new weekly meme that’s all about covers. Pick a cover that’s beautiful, intriguing, creative, stunning, you name it, and add your reason why you’ve chosen that particular one or what you like about it. Let’s have fun with it and share the love for our favorite covers.
First Lines Fridays
Hosted by: Wandering Words
Description: It is too easy to judge a book by its cover, its title or author, but how about by its opening lines? First Lines Fridays aims to get readers hooked on the first lines of a book before its details are revealed to them, allowing them to step out their comfort zone and discover new genres and authors.
Hosted by: Samantha Kilford
Description: Fancast Friday is where bloggers can pick any particular novel or series they want and share who they would like to see play the characters in that series/novel if it were to be a TV show or movie.
Five for Friday
Hosted by: Reading My Day Away
Description: Five for Friday is a weekly meme with a new topic every Friday. Bloggers compose a list of 5 things in response. Topics could range anywhere from 5 favorite trilogies to 5 characters I’d love to date! Every now and then a non-book related question will be thrown in for good measure.
Stacking the Shelves
Hosted by: Tynga’s Reviews
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!
Hosted by: Semicolon
Description: Book bloggers of all sorts are invited to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon where we link to our book reviews for the week and find reviews for new books to add to our already unwieldy TBR lists.
Hosted by: The Hardcover Lover
Description: Soundtrack Saturday is a bookish meme that allows readers to create their own book soundtracks. There are two options available to bloggers – a mini soundtrack or a full soundtrack.
Talk of the Town
Hosted by: Jera’s Jamboree and Cosmochicklitan
Description: Talk of the Town is for book bloggers to link up a bookish post each week. It doesn’t have to be a review – it can be anything you would like to share with others. It could be a Q&A, guest post, book news, book event, blogging tips, giveaway, top 5 books you’ve read, your weekly/monthly roundup or even something you’ve made from instructions within the pages of a book! As long as it is book related, go for it. Authors are welcome to join in too but no promotional posts please (book links in posts are ok, ie writing inspiration and then book links added to the post ).
Hosted by: P.S. I Love That Book!
Description: Series Saturday is a meme to introduce book lovers to amazing book series we love! And if you already know and love the series, it is your time to fangirl!
Sundays In Bed With…
Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl
Description: “The meme that dares to ask, what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!”
Hosted by: Books, Biscuits, and Tea
Description: Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week.
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.
Hosted by: Bewitched Bookworms
Description: Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme created from Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by “Top Ten Tuesday” from The Broke and The Bookish . Each week we are featuring Six Books/Series that all belong in a certain category.
Hosted by: Sugar & Snark
Description: Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite cover’s with that characteristic.
Hosted by: The Bookish Mirage
Description: Welcome to Perfect Cast Sunday! This is a new bookish meme that The Bookish Mirage will be hosting. Every Sunday there will be a theme or category. All you have to do is choose a book that fits the theme and try to find the perfect cast(preferably three options for at least two characters). Then others can vote in the comments for their top choice. The cast can be made up from anyone: actors, models, hot cousins…
Hosted by: Books Are My Thing
Description: It’s time for another round of Anticipated Reads! This is where I pick 1-3 books releasing each month to showcase. These books are ones that sound particularly fantastic and are DEFINITELY on my TBR list. Please feel free to link up with me and share what books you’re anticipating this month!
Hosted by: JC’s Book Haven
Description: There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn’t have enough page time for how great they were. I post mine on Saturday, then you can choose a sidekick that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week’s topic any day you’d like after that. Anyone can play!
Best of the Bunch
Hosted by: A Cocoon of Books
Description: Best of the Bunch is a monthly blog hop at the end of each month, where we can share which books we have read or reviewed in that month, decide on our personal favourite and give that book our Best of the Bunch award. To join in simply write your blog post telling us which books you have read or reviewed over the month, (and which book gets your Best of the Bunch award for that month), and then add your link to the Mr. Linky. Visit the other blogs in the links to get some awesome new book recommendations. Do you already write a monthly wrap-up post for your blog? Why not tie it up with Best of the Bunch and add your link in?
Hosted by: Ellie Reads Fiction
Description: I host a monthly meme where I share the best books I’ve read in the past month. Anyone can join in with a post of their own, or they can just leave their recommended reads from the past month in the comments.
Cover Color Challenge
Hosted by: Rachel’s Books Reviews
Description: Cover Color Challenge is a challenge/meme hosted on my blog. Each month has a chosen color, and the goal is to read as many books as you can, whose covers are that color. The master post lists the banners for all the months (so you can plan ahead if you’d like!).
Hosted by: Bookidote
Description: The purpose of this meme is to share our book haul, favourite books of the month, our reading progression, our principal posts in the past month, books that we discover and we’d like to read in the future and new movies and tv shows! We’d love to see more monthly discoveries and updates on other blogs🙂
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: Clockwork Bibliophile
Description: On the 15th of each month, shuffle your music library and whichever song appears first, relate it to a book of your choosing. It can link to the song in any way you see fit; the tone, the lyrics reflecting something which actually happens in the book, a character’s personality, the development of a relationship – pretty much anything. The sky is the limit!
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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.