Build Your Own Meet-Cute with Swoon Libs!

Have you all played Mad Libs? (If you answered no, you may not have grown up in the ’90s and we feel sorry for you. TAMAGOTCHIS! POGS! LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE!)

For those who don’t know what the heck we’re talking about, basically Mad Libs is this fill-in-the-blank game where first you come up with a list of different words, then you take those words and use them to fill random blanks inside a story. Hilarity ensues!

And today we have a special treat for you: Mad Libs, Swoon Reads style!

Here are the kinds of words/names you’ll need first. (Don’t cheat and look at the story first, that’s no fun.) You may want to write them down somewhere as you go:

Book genre

Body part

Literary author

Literary character





Guilty-pleasure read

Witty pick-up line

Book genre




Got them all? Excellent. Now all you have to do is plug your words into the corresponding blanks in the story below. (If you need to see a bigger version of the picture, clicking on it will take you to one.)

Bookstore meet-cute_Swoon-page-001

How’d it go, Swooners? Share the silliest lines you ended up with in the comments below!

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