Top 5 Ways to Catch a Bookworm #TopFiveTuesday #T5T #Bookworm

Just for fun, I’m creating four “bookworm” posts in September starting with “Top 5 Ways to Catch a Bookworm.” Watch for my bookworm posts every Tuesday this month.

Top 5 Ways to Catch a Bookworm

I’m linking up today with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads for Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Ways to Catch a Bookworm.

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Besides the obvious way which is to hang out in a bookstore where they congregate, here are five more ideas.

Ask the bookworm for a book recommendation

As a confirmed bookworm, one of my favorite things to do is to give book recs! I love the challenge of finding a perfect book for YOU and your reading tastes!

pulling a shelf of library books

Talk books with your bookworm

Ask me about the last book I read, my favorite book of the year, my most recommended book, my favorite author and/or genre, or a favorite quote. Who has tried to catch a bookworm by engaging her in public and asking what she is reading? (The only downside to reading on an electronic device is that it’s difficult to spy titles!) Talking books is my “love language” and I’ll talk to strangers or friends about books!

Surprise your bookworm with a book, bookish gift, or a Kindle gift card

Buying a book-themed gift is as easy as picking up flowers or a potted plant! Popular options include a bookish tote, mug, book tracking journal, puzzle, or t-shirt. If you keep your eye out, you’ll be surprised how many bookish items you will find! If you know your bookworm’s favorite genre or author, you could risk buying a book (or perhaps the person has an Amazon wish list for books). Other options include a book light or an electronic device. Check out some of my book recommendations on this page.

Take your bookworm to a bookstore

Won’t she be surprised when your lunch venue is within walking distance of a bookstore? Combining a bookstore visit with a lunch or coffee date is a fun way to catch a bookworm! Bookstores can also be creative and fun date nights! Don’t forget that bookworms love signed books, so check out author signings! Taking bookworms to bookstores works exceptionally well if the bookstore is a quaint independent bookstore in a fun location.

Go with your bookworm to a movie adaptation of a book she has read (or invite her over for a “streaming” party)

….And be prepared for her frequent comments such as: “The book was better!” or “That isn’t what happened in the book.” or any sentence that begins with “In the book…….”

a picture of an iceberg comparing the smaller part above the water to a film and the larger part below the water to a book


What is your favorite way to catch a bookworm?
Do you have other ideas for catching bookworms?

Happy Reading Bookworms!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, teach us about our world, and help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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  1. I’ve had some lovely conversations with complete strangers about books they were reading. It makes the time waiting fir medical appointments go much faster!

  2. I’m so grateful for this post and your page.
    I feel so much more confident with my obsession of books.

    Gone are the days of being embarrassed of loving to read because it was “not cool.”
    Plus I really love the movie idea🤭

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