25 Classic Book Memes From SparkNotes Twitter That’ll Make You Laugh Way, Way Harder Than You Should

A meme can communicate so much with so little, including the entire trajectory of a classic work of literature, apparently. SparkNotes is famously the place kids used to turn when they didn’t read the book, but still needed to hand in a book report the next day. The company concisely summarizes plots, important themes, and characters in a tidy bow and to be fair, they are good at helping a reader understand a book better…if they do actually read the book, too.

The SparkNotes Twitter account is getting a lot of fresh attention because they’re exploiting how good everyone else has gotten at condensing information. They’re constantly sharing memes about books like The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, the works of William Shakespeare, and other high school English class mainstays. Anyone who has read any of these will find the following memes hilarious—though you might not be able to understand them unless you’ve read the books. Wow, SparkNotes is encouraging reading through memes!

1. The Great Gatsby

2. Pride & Prejudice:

3. Macbeth:

4. The Phantom of the Opera:

5. The Catcher in the Rye:

6. To Kill A Mockingbird:

7. Lord of the Flies:

8. The Crucible:

9. Wuthering Heights:

10. Antony and Cleopatra:

11. Hamlet:

12. Much Ado About Nothing:

13. Romeo and Juliet:

14. The Tell-Tale Heart:

15. Les Misérables:

16. Jane Eyre:

17. King Lear:

18. Pride and Prejudice:

19. The Odyssey:

20. Othello:

21. The Scarlet Letter:

22. The Yellow Wallpaper:

23. Oedipus:

24. 1984:

25. Frankenstein:

Headed to the library immediately.