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: Flavia the Bibliophile
Description: One of the best parts of being a book blogger has got to be getting ARC/eARC copies of books, and this meme is your opportunity to show those beauties off and spread the word about your most anticipated new releases!
Hosted by: RacheLeanne
Description: This is a weekly meme to discuss anything you want to discuss about the week ahead! You may choose to discuss what you are excited about, what book you are reading/want to read. What tasks you need to do this week. What films and TV you are excited for this week. And anything else you can think of!
Hosted by: Read & Create
Description: Thank you… hosted every two week, beginning in the second Monday of March (March 11, 2019). Is a meme about saying thanks to bookish and non-bookish topics. First topic is The friends that got away. The topic is revealed on the What about…? meme of the week before and on twitter @CreateRead.
Top of the TBR
Hosted by: Literary Elephant
Description: Top of the TBR is a weekly post I created that will showcase any books added to my Goodreads TBR recently, with a short explanation of why each title caught my interest. I’ll aim for 5-10 books per post; in weeks that I’ve added more than that, I’ll hold some back, and in weeks that I don’t have enough, I’ll include titles I haven’t discussed yet. Each title will be linked back to its Goodreads page for anyone interested in exploring further, as I’m not a fan of copy/pasting synopses. Anyone who wants to take part in this series with me is absolutely welcome! Please link back to any of my Top of the TBR posts so I can see what you’re reading!
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: 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?
Task it Tuesday
Hosted by: Because Reading
Description: What is Task It Tuesday? It is where every week I list a task or tasks that I would like to accomplish on my blog or in Real Life before next Tuesday. It can be big or small but the goal is to get something done that will make my blog/reading life/challenges run smoother, faster, or more efficient and/or get those simple or complex tasks done in my real life. I will also be sharing organizing tips and linking with posts from bloggers that have some great tips and tricks for keeping you and your blog/real life organized.
Tell Me Something Tuesday
Hosted by: Rainy Day Ramblings
Description: Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post here on Rainy Day Ramblings where I discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. 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.
Top 5 Tuesday
Hosted by: Bionic Book Worm
Description: A weekly top 5 list, with different topics each week. Topics are announced at the beginning of each month.
Children’s Book Tuesday
Hosted by: Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest
Description: This is a link-up for the hashtag #childrensbooktuesday where we share our favorite kidlit books (all the way up to middle grade). We also want to add interviews with kidlit authors, as the meme grows.
Book Club Tuesday
Hosted by: Colletta’s Kitchen Sink
Description: The idea is that we each read books from our shelf, write reviews and then share them here with the Book Club. So, no need to buy new books that may or may not interest you, just read what you already have and share it here each Tuesday!
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.
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 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.
Wondrous Words Wednesday
Hosted by: BermudaOnion’s Weblog
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! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
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.
Hosted by: Mallory Reads
Description: There will be a different topic every week on which I will post five questions, of which at least one question will be book related!
Hosted by: Bookishly Rebecca
Description: Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others. Feel free to use my My Favorite.. image or make your own.
What Are You Reading Wednesday
Hosted by: Marissa Writes
Description: Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover… and then answer these questions for at least one of them. 1. Why did you decide to pick up this book – cover or content? 2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why? 3. Will you finish this one? 4. Finish the sentence: This book reminds me of… (other books, movies, TV shows…) 5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,…)
Hosted by: RacheLeanne
Description: This is a weekly meme to discuss creative writing. You can use it to talk about any projects you are working on, any tips you want to share with other writers, and for sharing your own creative original writing.
Hosted by: Read & Create
Description: Biweekly on Wednesday starting the beginning of March, this meme is about discussing bookish topics such as “What you look for in a book?” (the topic for March 6, 2019) I post the topics the Friday before on my blog (Friday Favorite post) and twitter account @CreateRead.
Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge
Hosted by: Long and Short Reviews
Description: Each Wednesday from January 9 – December 18, 2019, Long and Short Reviews will be hosting a weekly “blog hop”. Blogging is a fun way to meet people and get to know them. We’re offering a weekly “prompt” for authors, non-authors, bookish folks and others to share something weekly and gain new friends and visitors to the blog.
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.)
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!!!!!!).
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.
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: 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.
I Heart Characters
Hosted by: Perspective of a Writer
Description: I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and you’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so YOU and others can blog hop and share the character love. ♡
Hosted by: Mommynificent
Description: Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you!
Down the TBR Hole
Created by: Lia at Lost in a Story
Currently active at: Zezee With Books
Description: A memewhere we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR. The rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order on ascending date added. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Read the synopses of the books. Decide: keep it or should it go?
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.
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.
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.
First Impression Friday
Hosted by: J. W. Martin
Description: First Impression Friday is be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther. Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. Did you think you’d love and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right? Later on, link back to it from your review to say, “Look at how wrong I was!” OR “See? I knew it all along!”
Five for Friday
Hosted by: The Little Red Reviewer
Description: Welcome to a new-ish feature here at Little Red Reviewer, called Five for Friday. The concept is simple – it’s a Friday, and I post a photo of 5 books, and then we chat about them in the comments. The only things these books have in common are: – they were on my bookshelf – I’m interested in your thoughts on them. Want to join in? Post a picture of 5 random books you own, with the tag #5ForFriday and get your friends talking.
Hosted by: Something of the Book
Description: Each Friday, post your list of favorites, per the topic, to your blog (or #bookstagram). I’d love if you linked back to this post, so people could find the topic list if they are interested, but this is all for fun so really, I just want you to enjoy creating your favorites list. You can have one favorite or 13 favorites or however many favorites you feel like on your lists! Also, you can do your most favorite or least favorite for the topics!
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: Hoarding Books
Description: What are you reading? What is your first line? Open the book nearest you and post the first line…
The Positivity Wave
Hosted by: Chocolate ‘n Waffles
Description: So today is Happy Friday on Chocolate’n’Waffles! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes.
Let’s Talk Bookish
Hosted by: J. R. @ Eternity Books
Description: Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussion meme, created and hosted by J.R. @ Eternity Books, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
TBR Lows & Highs
Hosted by: Howling Libraries
Description: Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending. Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”). Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation of why you removed it. Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending. List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”).
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!
Saturday Review of Books
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.
Talk of the Town
Hosted by: Jera’s Jamboree
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 ).
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?
The Saturday Review
Hosted by: Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World
Description: The Saturday Review is a new weekly blog meme for book bloggers to link up and share their book reviews for the week.
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.
Top 5 Saturday
Hosted by: Devouring Books
Description: Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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!”
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.
Book Photo Sundays
Hosted by: Rabbit Ears Book Blog
Description: A chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to! The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!
Hosted by: ReadRantRock&Roll
Description: I have a lot of old vintage books and one of my plans when I first started blogging was to do a post every week or so that shared one of my cherished vintage books. Then, I thought that maybe there might be other book bloggers out there that have some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share. I decided to start a weekly meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? Please feel free to participate. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me so that I can see the book you’re sharing.
Hosted by: Escape 2 Fiction
Description: Cinema Sunday is a new blog meme I have created where I showcase a review for a movie I have seen recently. I would just love it if other bloggers decided to play along and do the meme as well. Of course they may post a movie review or do their own spin on Cinema Sunday by showcasing multiple movies they’ve seen that week as well as movies they can’t wait to watch.
The Sunday Exchange
Hosted by: Pages Unbound
Description: The Sunday Exchange is a new weekly feature we are introducing at Pages Unbound where we ask you, our readers, to share a post from your own blog that matches the week’s theme. The goal is to allow you to share posts you are proud of or think other people will find interesting and to help other people find fun posts to read.
The Sunday Salon
Hosted 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.
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.
What’s On Your Nightstand?
Hosted by: 5 Minutes For Books
Description: What’s on Your Nightstand? happens on the FOURTH Tuesday of every month. It’s a great chance to let others know what you like to read, and to find new bloggers with the same taste in books as you have. Share a picture of the books on your nightstand, write a review of what you’ve read during the past month, talk about why you chose the books you’ve read — there are different ways to participate!
Favourite Blog Posts of the Month
Hosted by: Kristin Kraves Books
Description: All you have to do is share all of your favourite blog posts of the month! I think this is a great way to spread the love and also discover new bloggers!
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.
State of the ARC
Hosted by: Avalinah’s Books
Description: State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies). You can track your reading progress and link up with your own post. Most commonly it comes out on the 30th of every month.
3, 2, 1, Go!
Hosted by: The Three Rs Book Blog
Description: This is a monthly round-up post.
The idea is to blog about:
3 books you have enjoyed,
2 great blog posts by other bloggers,
1 book you are looking forward to reading.
Go! = encourage others to do the same.
Diverse Children’s Books
Hosted by: Pragmatic Mom
Description: Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. New link-ups go up the first Saturday of each month.
Hosted by: Bookish Owlette
Description: Anything Goes Monthly Feature is an updated version of my meme Manga Monday. You read or watch any non-traditional novel or anime and link it up every month. At the end of the year, there will be a random draw for a $10 Amazon Gift Card!
What Does Anything Goes mean? Everything and anything is accepted! So long as it is listed here. Examples: Graphic Novels, Mangas, Comic Books and Anime respectively.
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.