50 Signs You're Addicted to Reading

The first step is admitting you have a problem, and I admit — I have an addiction to reading. So using my own personal experiences and asking a few other fellow addicts, I've compiled 50 signs that your love of books may have gotten out of hand.

Alas, if you've decided to just give in to your literary leanings, take the 2018 reading challenge.

01
You find yourself dropping character names into everyday conversation as if they're your friends.
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You find yourself dropping character names into everyday conversation as if they're your friends.

02
You regularly say no to social engagements to read.
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You regularly say no to social engagements to read.

03
You've spent hours in a bookstore.
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You've spent hours in a bookstore.

04
You are a member of two or more book clubs.
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You are a member of two or more book clubs.

05
You're super tired at work because you stayed up way too late reading just one more chapter, and then another.
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You're super tired at work because you stayed up way too late reading just one more chapter, and then another.

06
You're always making your partner or friends crazy by reading aloud lines from the book you're reading.
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You're always making your partner or friends crazy by reading aloud lines from the book you're reading.

07
You can't wait for the weekend to have two days of uninterrupted reading time.
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You can't wait for the weekend to have two days of uninterrupted reading time.

08
You look forward to long flights because you can get some good reading in.
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You look forward to long flights because you can get some good reading in.

09
You get more than a little defensive of your favorite authors.
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You get more than a little defensive of your favorite authors.

10
You lug around paperback and hardcover books in your purse all day.
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You lug around paperback and hardcover books in your purse all day.

11
Reading causes you to miss your bus stop on a regular basis.
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Reading causes you to miss your bus stop on a regular basis.

12
You've been late to work to finish a book.
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You've been late to work to finish a book.

13
You've slept on the couch to keep reading when your boyfriend wants to go to bed.
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You've slept on the couch to keep reading when your boyfriend wants to go to bed.

15
You bring books to parties.
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You bring books to parties.

16
You've read more books than seen movies in the last month.
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You've read more books than seen movies in the last month.

17

You've sunk into a state of depression after finishing a really good book (also called a "book hangover").

18
You avoid going to lunch with coworkers so you can read while you eat instead.
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You avoid going to lunch with coworkers so you can read while you eat instead.

19
You've ended friendships over book disagreements.
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You've ended friendships over book disagreements.

20
There are literally piles of books in every room of your house.
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There are literally piles of books in every room of your house.

21
You bring home way more library books than you can actually read before they're due.
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You bring home way more library books than you can actually read before they're due.

22
You spend a majority of your vacation time reading, and that includes your honeymoon.
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You spend a majority of your vacation time reading, and that includes your honeymoon.

23
You will kick someone out of book club if they don't read the book.
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You will kick someone out of book club if they don't read the book.

24

You've made your love of reading permanent.

25
Your Pinterest boards are basically a visual library.
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Your Pinterest boards are basically a visual library.

26
You always have at least two books ready to read once you finish one.
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You always have at least two books ready to read once you finish one.

27
You get excited when a book you love is over 1,000 pages because you know it will last longer.
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You get excited when a book you love is over 1,000 pages because you know it will last longer.

29
Almost every day you think at one point "I'd rather be reading."
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Almost every day you think at one point "I'd rather be reading."

30
You literally wear your love of reading.
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You literally wear your love of reading.

31
You start to ration your reading when a book you love nears the end.
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You start to ration your reading when a book you love nears the end.

32
You email publishers asking for advance copies of books.
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You email publishers asking for advance copies of books.

33
You read in the car even if you get carsick.
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You read in the car even if you get carsick.

34
Your friends know which bookstore is your favorite because you spend so much time there.
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Your friends know which bookstore is your favorite because you spend so much time there.

36

You won't give up your seat on the subway because you can't read if you're standing in a packed train.

37

You put your Kindle in a Ziplock bag so you can read it in the bath/swimming pool on vacation.

38
When the ending of a book is bad, you take it really personally.
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When the ending of a book is bad, you take it really personally.

39
You know that ebooks will never replace real books.
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You know that ebooks will never replace real books.

40
Sometimes you sound like a broken record trying to convince your friends to read your favorite book.
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Sometimes you sound like a broken record trying to convince your friends to read your favorite book.

41
Nothing beats when the books you've been dying to read are in stock at the library.
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Nothing beats when the books you've been dying to read are in stock at the library.

43
People try to tell you to "get out more." They just don't understand.
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People try to tell you to "get out more." They just don't understand.

44
You have multiple editions and versions of your favorite books.
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You have multiple editions and versions of your favorite books.

45
Your second-favorite activity after reading is organizing your bookshelves.
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Your second-favorite activity after reading is organizing your bookshelves.

46
You ALWAYS have a book on you . . . just in case.
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You ALWAYS have a book on you . . . just in case.

47
Reading while walking has caused some near disasters.
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Reading while walking has caused some near disasters.

48
You've yelled at loved ones for bothering you while you were reading.
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You've yelled at loved ones for bothering you while you were reading.

50

When you complain about your arms being sore, people assume you've been working out. But you know the truth.