The 90’s Kid Book Tag

back to the 90's

The ladies at Thrice Read did another awesome book tag that spoke to my nostalgic heart!

Ready to travel back to the 1990s?

Here’s the link to the original post:

The Rules:

  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!


A GBA game and trading card game where you battled pocket monsters and strived to catch them all. Back in the day, there were only 150 Pokemon.

The author you need every book from.

Stephen King – I’ve got a good start, because I inherited my mom’s collection!! I think it’s more about the connection with my mom than it is about his books, although, I do love Stephen King!


AOL Instant Messaging – how 90s kids communicated with their friends after school before everyone had a cell phone.

Book that connected you with your best friend.

Amanda – I don’t know that there is a book that connected us, per say, we have a lot of the same tastes, we both love Nicholas Sparks, but I think for this one I have to say The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, we’ve had many conversations about our love languages due to this book!

Ashley – Katie and the Lemon Tree by Esther Bender. My mom bought me this book when I was a child because Esther is a Garrett County native. I remember loving the book and sharing it with Ashley when we were just kids.


Creepy needy robots you could teach to talk and were probably demon possessed. Somehow these made a comeback?

Book that seemed like a good idea but was actually a monster.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I love fantasy novels, however; I couldn’t get through it because the entire time I kept thinking of how much of a rip off from Lord of The Rings it was. I didn’t think it was at all imaginative or original. It was like reading Lord of the Rings with a dragon.


90s quintessential boy band. You may have heard of Justin Timberlake?

A book you hated to say Bye, Bye, Bye to.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I hung on every word, and of course at the time wished Mr. Darcy was real!


Getting green slime thrown on you, courtesy of the show Figure it Out. Also apparently still a thing at the Kids’ Choice Awards?

A book everyone loved but you hated.

Hmm….I’m not sure. Originally, I thought Harry Potter, (sorry Potterheads), I couldn’t really get into the books, but I also can’t say that I hated them. They were well written, and I do enjoy the stories…so I don’t think I have an answer to this question.

Oregon Trail

90s computer game you could usually play at school, which was great. It taught us people used to die a lot of gruesome, messy deaths.

A book that made you wish you died of dysentery.

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that made wish I had died.

Mixtape / CD

Back before everyone had music on their phones (remember, we didn’t have cell phones!) folks would rip their CDs and make mixes for each other.

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

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I’m currently reading, but was hooked by the first sentence)
  2. A tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte

Dial-Up Internet


A book that took FOR FREAKING EVER to read.

The book of Exodus in the Bible, So and so begat so and so & so on & so fourth! 

Keenan Thompson

He’s that guy who’s been on SNL forever. Also Mighty DucksGood BurgerKeenan and KelAll That. Everything.

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

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Thumbs Up, Seven Up

A game where most the class closed their eyes and seven people tapped someone’s thumb and you had to guess who did it without peeking.

Book where you peeked just REAL quick at the ending because you don’t like guessing game.

I don’t remember ever doing this. I like to be surprised!


These were basically just Teddy Grahams dipped in frosting, which is still a wonderful snack idea.

Your ideal bookish snack.

Pistachios, but I rarely eat while I read.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Collections of short stories that would scare any sensible kid! Plus, there were illustrations…

A book that kept you up all night.

Monster by Frank Peretti. I didn’t find the book all that scary, however; I read it in the secluded mountains of Vermont, and where does this book take place…. ? Secluded mountains! What was I thinking?!!

Bill Nye The Science Guy

Basically the coolest thing you got to do in science class was watch Bill Nye. He has a Netflix show again!

A book that taught you something new.

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. It really gave me insight into the mind of a depressed person.

Tag – You’re It!

  • Anyone who wants to do it!

I love the 90’s, I love nostalgia, great tag! Thanks, Laura Beth!

Love & Life Lessons,


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3 Responses to The 90’s Kid Book Tag

  1. Amber says:

    I remember reading Catcher in the Rye in high school and finding it a different and with a fascinating point of view. 🙂 What a great choice!

    Thanks so much for doing this tag! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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