50 Witty Reading Puns That’ll Check You Out

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Looking for a chuckle or two to lighten up your day? Dive into this collection of 50 hilarious reading puns that are guaranteed to bring a smile to every book lover’s face.

Punabridged Classics

  1. Why don’t some couples go to the library? Because they’re worried about booking in public!
  2. Never trust an atom they make up everything, especially in chemistry books!
  3. Reading while sunbathing makes you well-red.
  4. Books about anti-gravity are impossible to put down!
  5. I asked the librarian if the library had any books on paranoia. She whispered, “They’re right behind you…”
  6. Why did the scarecrow become a successful author? Because he was outstanding in his field!
  7. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down!
  8. Librarians do it by the book.
  9. Old books are just un-forgotten tales.
  10. Bookworms are always wrapped up in their next adventure.

Shelf Help

  1. If you steal a book you become a shelf-ish reader.
  2. I once read a book on helium. I couldn’t put it down and it made my voice funny.
  3. Self-help books have a knack for helping you leaf through your problems.
  4. Biographies of famous gardeners are best read on your plant-stand.
  5. I don’t trust stairs because they’re always up to something, unlike the reliable self-help books on the bottom shelf.
  6. Reading too much can cause you to lose your voice. It’s true, I read it in a book.
  7. Book addicts are often in denial—they don’t believe they’ve read it all.
  8. Self-help books often seem more helpful when they open up to you.
  9. A book fell on my head last night. I only have myshelf to blame.
  10. Diet books are a good read, but they leave you hungry for more.


  1. History books are just long, drawn-out plots.
  2. The book about Teflon had no friction.
  3. I decided to sell my vacuum cleaner—it was just gathering dust, like my encyclopedias.
  4. A book on electricity will keep you current.
  5. Never read a book on glue, there’s a good chance you’ll get attached.
  6. Reading a book on gravity is a heavy subject.
  7. I used to read the dictionary, but it was just word play.
  8. If you read a book about failure and it doesn’t help, is it a success?
  9. Reading about quicksand will get you sunk into the plot.
  10. Weather books are either uplifting or a bit depressing.

Functional Fictions

  1. Reading in the prison library can truly be a cell-f-improvement journey.
  2. Polka books will have you note for note.
  3. Reading about watches is a good way to pass the time.
  4. I read a book on ghosts, but it haunted me for weeks.
  5. Don’t judge a book by its movie.
  6. Fictional characters who open bakeries rise to the occasion.
  7. Novel ideas often start on a blank page.
  8. Learning about bread will make you loaf and wealthy.
  9. Book a trip to the library for a novel adventure.
  10. Fiction fans often have to literally leaf through puns.

Biographical Humor

  1. Autobiographies of electricians are truly shocking reads.
  2. Marathoners who write books always go the extra mile.
  3. Reading about bees can be quite a buzzy experience.
  4. Chefs who write tend to sprinkle their words with flavor.
  5. Plumber autobiographies tend to drain one’s spirits.
  6. Astronaut memoirs are always out of this world.
  7. Gardener biographies are known to grow on you.
  8. Judge books by their covers for a quick trial.
  9. Juggler autobiographies tend to be a bit thrown together.
  10. Librarian biographies are often overdue and under-read.