90’s Kid Book Tag

I saw this tag back in August on Bookish Wisps’ blog although the original tag was done by The Literary Phoenix.


  1. Link back to the creator The Literary Phoenix to show her some love as a thank you!
  2. Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90s. Tag people you think would have fun with this!
  3. Have fun getting all nostalgic!

Pokemon: Gotta Catch ‘Em All!
The author you need every book from.

For me, I love Diane Chamberlain books. I’m trying to collect all her books as I just love her style.

Book that connected you with your best friend.

I tried so hard to think of an answer other than Harry Potter, but I really can’t. So many of my friendships in life started because of HP.

emma watson friendship GIF

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

The Cursed Child – Everyone who has seen the stage show says it’s great, but the book was so awful. It read like a poor fanfiction, and I’m torn about whether to even bother with the show.

Image result for cursed child

Book you hated to say Bye, Bye, Bye to.

Definitely when the Harry Potter series ended. I read the first when I was 6 and the last came out when I was about 14. It was the end of an era!

A book everyone loved but you hated.

I remember when Room by Emma Donaghue was released and everyone raved about it on Booktube. I tried reading it earlier this year but just really couldn’t get into it. I liked the film, but I didn’t like the writing style.

Image result for room emma donoghue


Oregon Trail
A book that made you wish you died of dysentery.

I don’t really get this feeling about books, as I tend to DNF anything I’m not enjoying after 50 pages or so. There are so many great books out there, why waste time.

bird no GIF by Cheezburger

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

At the moment (it changes every day) it would be:

  • Dolores Claiborne – Stephen King
  • And then there were none – Agatha Christie
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

Dial-up Internet
A book that took FOR FREAKING EVER to read.

I don’t usually read long books, but I do find that audiobooks take a long time for me. I know they are slower than reading “normally” but I’ve DNF’d so many audiobooks because they just take too long.

internet dial up GIF

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

This year I’ve heard people mention Eleanor Oliphant so much. I haven’t read it yet and probably won’t until my expectations are a bit lower. Hyped books always seem a bit disappointing if you read them at the time.

Heads Up, Seven Up
Book where you peeked just REAL quick at the ending because you don’t like guessing games.

Did anyone else call this Heads Down, Thumbs Up?

Anyway, I am so bad but I pretty much always do this. I never understand what’s going on because usually we haven’t met the important characters at that point.

shocked matt leblanc GIF

Your ideal bookish snack.

Snacks are not a good idea around books! For me, it’s a mug of hot chocolate. Maybe some cake, but there’d better be no crumbs!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
A book that kept you up all night.

Goosebumps was the scariest thing I remember reading when I was a child. I don’t read that much horror normally, but I haven’t found one that’s actually scared me, rather than just being an interesting plot.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
A book that taught you something new

Everything I Never Told You was such a powerful book for me, as a white Brit, to think about the racism the Asian American family in the novel go though.

8 thoughts on “90’s Kid Book Tag

  1. Really nostalgic tag. Ohhh, looks like I’ll be looking up Diane Chamberlain. And agrees with recommending And Then There Were None. I love that book to bits!


  2. I am with you, word for word, on The Cursed Child. Bad fan fiction is the perfect subscription, and now that it’s in the States… I dunno. I think I like my Potterverse the way it was left at the end of Deathly Hallows.

    I had to google “Heads Up, Seven Up” when I was writing up this tag originally because we just called it “Thumbs Up” or “Seven Up” as kids and I wanted to make sure it was correct… I have a feeling this one had a lot of different names. 😉

    Thanks so much for doing this tag – I hope you had fun! 🙂


    1. I think my Potterverse ended at DH too, although I love the Fantastic Beasts movie and Pottermore is great fun, for me it’s not canon!
      I think that game probably had a different name at every school!

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