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90’s Kid Book Tag

I am a 90’s kid all the way. Nickelodeon, Are You Afraid of the Dark, TGIF, Spice Girls, NSYNC, BSB, Hanson, Boy Meets World, Tamagotchis, Furbies, Gameboys, etc.! So, when Katie @ Never Not Reading tagged me to do this, I was beyond psyched!

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  1. Please, please, please steal this tag and spread it around!  I only ask that you link it back to The Literary Phoenix so that I can see everyone’s answers!
  2. Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90s.  Tag someone (or many) you think would have fun with this!
  3. Have fun!

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The Tag:


Gotta Catch ’em All! The author you need every book from.

K.M. Shea, Kerri Maniscalco, and Elizabeth Acevedo. Couldn’t pick just one!


A book that connected you with your best friend.

The most recent was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Since I consider my mom my best friend, I had her read it after I did to see if any of it reminded her of growing up, and not only did it bring back memories for her, but it brought on a conversation that allowed me to learn more about my grandmother. ❤


A book that seemed like a good idea but was actually a monster.

The Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer seemed like it would be a book version of the show Reign, but ended up reading like a non-fiction accounting of Queen Mary’s life. It was SOOOOOO BORING!


A book you hated to say Bye Bye Bye to.

Puddin by Julie Murphy was just SO GOOD, I didn’t want it to end! I need this movie adaption!


A book everyone loved but you hated.

I’d have to say The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. I enjoyed book 1, but was super bored with this one and could barely make myself finish it while other were ranting and raving about it.

Oregon Trail

A book that made you wish you died of dysentery.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway fits that bill. Oh man was I bored with it. It was a required school reading and I just wanted to gouge my eyes out!!


3 books you recommend to anyone, anywhere, no matter what.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.

Hands down, these are my top 3 reads for this year. They were all so powerful, highly entertaining, and extremely well written! They teach incredible life lessons and hold some kick ass female characters!

Dial-Up Internet

A book that took FOR FREAKING EVER to read.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness took me way longer to read than normal. It was good, but it was so much world building that I had to slow myself down to make sure I didn’t miss anything!

Kenan Thompson

That book that you see referenced everywhere and is in everything, but that’s okay because it’s awesome.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco has made its way around the world several times now. I LOVE the series and am so glad to see people still talking about it!

Thumbs Up Seven Up

A book where you peeked just REAL quick at the ending because you don’t like guessing games.

Nope. None, nada, zip, zero. I just can’t do it. The whole point of reading is being surprised with the ending, getting the whole story experience. No peeking here!


Your ideal bookish snack.

I don’t know, some form of chip or cracker that won’t damage my book, lol. I don’t really eat while I read, mostly out of fear of getting something on the pages, but also because with my diabetes and new healthy lifestyle, I don’t really snack, lol.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

A book that kept you up all night.

The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters was the most recent read that had me staying up late because I just couldn’t put it down!

Bill Nye the Science Guy

A book that taught you something new.

While reading The Other Side of Courage by Joe Matlock I had learned about The French Resistance during World War II. I was blown away by the fact that this group had played such an important role in helping our soldiers flee from the Germans, but was not taught to us in High School. I really loved that I learned something about history from this amazing Historical Fiction book.

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TAG! You’re it! If you were a 90’s kid, I want to see you do this tag!

Peace out homies!

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19 thoughts on “90’s Kid Book Tag

  1. This is an awesome tag! I am a 90s kid too and allll these prompts brought back memories! 😂😂

    Also, I HATED The Old Man and The Sea. It was a required reading for me too and it is in the top 5 worst books I have ever read (mostly because I took the time and read it only to fail the quiz because I didn’t get the religious symbolism because I wasn’t raised with religion!!)

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  2. You’re not alone, I found The Girl in the Tower to be a bit of a snooze after book 1 as well. Still enjoyed it a lot, but not as much as some others were hyping it. If you’re interested in the French Resistance I HAVE to recommend The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I learned SOOOOOO much, but it was so heart-wrenching.

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