12 Perfect Instagram Captions for When You're Caught Up in a Good Book

Reading is a solitary activity, but it's always nice to pass on a rec to friends and followers when you find an amazing book. There's no shame in putting your tome down long enough to snap a quick Instagram photo.

Coming up with the perfect caption takes time, but we've got you covered. The quotes below completely capture the magic of reading—and will save you from having to compose your own. The sooner you can get back to reading, the better!

For any photo of you reading:

"I believe in the magic of books."

–Cecelia Ahern

 

For the photo of you reading, with your 'to-read' stack at your side:

"So many books, so little time."

–Frank Zappa


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For the photo of you pulling your book out of your purse:

"Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy."

–J. K. Rowling

 

For the photo of you reading when no one has heard of your book:

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."

–Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

 

For the photo of you reading in an unexpected place:

"There always comes a moment when I'd rather be reading a book."

–Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading


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For the photo taken when you stayed up too late reading:

"Sleep is good… And books are better."

–George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

 

For the photo after your book cheered you up:

"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."

–Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

 

For the photo of your open book:

"Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world."

–Jeanette Winterson

 

For the photo of you reading on a not-so-good day:

"Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?"

–David Baldacci, The Camel Club


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For the photo of you reading alongside a book-lover friend:

"We live for books."

–Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

 

For the photo of you hugging your book:

"If you love books enough, books will love you back."

–Jo Walton, Among Others

 

For the photo of you and your book when you're almost to the end:

"If a book is well-written, I always find it too short."

–Jane Austen

 

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