90s Kid Book Tag: Give me my Polly Pocket and Pizza Lunchable and No One Gets Hurt

Full disclosure: I was not born in the 90s but most of my early childhood was in during this decade, so I’m very familiar with everything 90s pop culture and I could not pass up this tag. Let’s do this!


  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!

The Tag:




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

Tana French (Have loved all her books), Jane Austen (yes,I am an Austen-obsessive), and Brittany Cavallaro (Charlotte and Jamie 4 ever!)


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A book that connected you with your best friend.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. My friend and I have read a TON of the retellings.



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

Mary B (we’ve discussed this…)


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A book you hated to say Bye Bye Bye to.

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand and/or Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.


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A book everyone loved but you hated.

I know not everyone liked these books but probably 50 shades or The Mortal Instruments series

Oregon Trail

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A book that made you wish you died of dysentery.

Mary B (I will die on this hill lol)



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

In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton, Annelies by David R. Gillham, Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Dial-Up Internet


A book that took FOR FREAKING EVER to read.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland or Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).

Lots of life stuff got in the way when I was reading Dread Nation, so it took me awhile to get through. It’s a brilliant books; it just took a bit more time for me to read. Stupid responsibilities!

Lethal White is almost 700 pages so…yeah lol.

Kenan Thompson

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

Probably The Cruel Prince? Or maybe Sherlock Holmes? I’ve seen it referenced in other books before.

Thumbs Up Seven Up


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

I did this with Modern Girls and the ending upset/frustrated me so much that I never actually finished the book!


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Your ideal bookish snack.

Um…are dunkaroos still a thing because I would totally eat those while reading! I don’t usually eat anything while reading but I sometimes do have popcorn.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark


A book that kept you up all night.

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacey King and No Exit by Taylor Adams. The pictures with Poe’s stories made them way creepier and No Exit made me want to never stop at a rest stop ever again.

Bill Nye the Science Guy

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A book that taught you something new.

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. This book mainly taught me about forgiveness. It’s just so good. I cried for at least 30 minutes after I finished it.

Tagging any 90s kids who want to give this a try. It was very fun!

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