23 Struggles Only Book Worms Will Understand

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It takes a certain type of person to be deemed a bookworm. You would much rather spend your days curled up with a good book rather than be out with friends, or you can’t wait to get home from wherever you are to see what happens in chapter 12. If you can relate to this, then you’ll definitely be able to relate to these twenty-three struggles.

Deciding which book to read next.

Being excited to see the movie adaptation, only to find out that they got everything wrong.

People saying the movie was better than the book.

Waiting forever for a sequel to come out.

23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand
*cough* Looking at you, George R.R. Martin. *cough*

Running out of space for your books.

23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand



Being interrupted while reading.

A book = a “do not disturb” sign.

Lending a book to a friend, only to get it back damaged.

Or worse, never getting it back at all.

Being asked what your favorite book is as if you could pick just one.

People saying you read too much.

Maybe you talk too much.



Finding out that someone you like “doesn’t read.”

23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand

Losing your place when your bookmark falls out.

Deciding which book to bring on vacation.

Buying too many books on vacation and not having enough room to bring them all back.




Forgetting to eat or sleep because you’re too busy reading.

Making a literary reference that no one else seems to get.

Running out of money from buying so many books (and still needing to buy more).

So you start working for books.

People spoiling the ending of a book you’re reading.

Or the ending of the series, because they’re inconsiderate monsters.



Dealing with the death of your favorite character.

23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand
Or characters. Again looking at you, George R.R. Martin.

Being judged for crying in public at a book.

Finishing a book and realizing you live in the real world and not the book’s world.

23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand

But it’s all gonna be okay because that’s what re-reading’s for!

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