60 Hilarious Book Puns That Will Make You Giggle

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As cheesy as they can be, everybody loves a good pun. And since here at hookedtobooks.com, we also love books, what better than a round-up of the most hilarious book puns we could find!? 

Puns are all about playing around with words. They add an element of fun to language, and they’re a great way to get young readers engaged in books and reading. So here are 60 of the best book puns that will make you giggle (and cringe!). Enjoy! 

Author and Book Title Puns

  1. Tequila Mockingbird
  2. Blowing hot and Roald
  3. Forever Jung
  4. Dahl as ditchwater
  5. Have you not read Fitzgerald? You Gatsby kidding me!
  6. Dystopian novels are so 1984
  7. Strangers on a Twain
  8. Any way the wind Poes
  9. You’ve got him at your Steinbeck and call
  10. Rise and (R.L) Stine
  11. All you need is Lovecraft
  12. Follow the Coelho brick road
  13. Take a walk on the Wilde side
  14. Brontë is a real breath of fresh Eyre
  15. Don’t give in to Shakespeare pressure
  16. Don’t you think it’s time we Terry the hatchet?
  17. You’re a lizard, Harry!
  18. Orwell, it didn’t really matter
  19. The importance of being Ernest Hemmingway
  20. Wuthering writes
  21. Have you got a Beatrix in your bonnet?
  22. If you keep that up, I’ll give you a good Tolkein to
  23. A babe in the Atwoods
  24. On the Road to Big Sur

Library and Reading Themed Puns

  1. Excuse me, mam, but you have fine written all over you
  2. Libraries are good for your circulation
  3. I only have my shelf to blame
  4. Do you mind if I check you out?
  5. Which building has the most stories? The library
  6. Libraries make shhh happen
  7. Don’t turn up your prose at me!
  8. This library is overbooked
  9. Better read than dead
  10. I just can’t help my shelf
  11. ISBN thinking of you
  12. Baby got stacks!
  13. There’s a sign at the library that reads “please don’t pour milk on our serials”
  14. It’s all about shelf belief
  15. The librarian JK Rowland in late for work today
  16. You really turn my pages
  17. Leave it to the prose
  18. There’s talk of a new library in town…but they’re keeping the details hush-hush.
  19. Care to join me under the book covers?
  20. Sorry but my schedule is fully booked
  21. I like big books, and I cannot lie
  22. Prose before hoes
  23. What’s the longest word in the English language? Smiles: there’s a whole mile between each S
  24. Spilling coffee on that book cover was bound to happen
  25. That’s a novel idea!
  26. Are you afraid of your own foreshadow?

Grammer and Word Puns

  1. Grammatical errors make me (sic)
  2. I’m done dating apostrophes, that last one was so possessive
  3. Metaphors be with you
  4. Do you comma here often?
  5. Double negatives are a definite no-no
  6. The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense
  7. I’m close friends with 25 letters of the alphabet, and I don’t know Y
  8. “Hey, you! Name two pronouns!” “Who, me?”
  9. You can’t run through a campground. You have to “ran” because it’s past tents
  10. The doctor diagnosed me with irritable vowel syndrome

Do you have any hilarious book puns up your (book) sleeve? I’d love to hear them! Add them to the comments below!

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