I’m in the mood for a tag today, so I present — the ’90s Cartoon Book Tag! It was created by Ben Sanders, who is a booktuber.
I actually wasn’t a big fan of Rugrats.
Find a book that is a nostalgic read.
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
It’s a YA fantasy novel about a girl who is able to communicate with animals. I didn’t realize it was a nostalgic read for me until a reread it a few days ago. I always thought that I was introduced to Tamora Pierce through her Song of the Lioness books, but when rereading Wild Magic, I realized that the Immortals series were probably the first books by Pierce that I read. This book brought back middle-school years memories as I read it.
Wasn’t crazy about Doug either.
Find a book about growing up.
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
A middle-grade fantasy novel about a boy named Taran who works as assistant pig-keeper of the oracular pig, Hen Wen. The Book of Three is the first novel in the Chronicles of Prydain books throughout which Taran learns what it means to be a hero. I enjoyed reading the majority of this series but thought the last book was weak. I didn’t like it, but I’d like to return to it to see if my views have changed.
Didn’t like Johnny.
Find a book whose main character you don’t like.
The Storm King by Brendan Duffy
A thriller set in a lake town in the Adirondaks that’s about a guy who returns to his home town when the body of an old friend is found. When he gets there, someone begins playing dangerous pranks on him and his friends that he used to do as a teen. From the outside, the protagonist, Nate McHale, seems like a person everyone should like. He’s charismatic, he’s a doctor, he seems like a good husband and father, but he’s a very unlikable character and as the story progresses, the reader learns that he has a very dangerous dark side.
South Park was funny. I actually enjoyed watching it sometimes.
Find a book with questionable humor.
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Jenny Lawson’s memoir about her battle with mental illness is the only book I could think of for this category. It is funny and well worth the read. Every time I look at the cover, I love it a bit more.
Meh, I’d watch it but I wasn’t a fan.
Find a book with a kick-butt female lead.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
A YA fantasy novel inspired by the Vikings that is about a girl who is battling her village’s raiders when she learns that her brother, who she thought was dead, has been living among them. Eelyn, the protagonist, is a total badass and great fighter. I took a liking to her when I learned that she fights with both a sword and an axe at the same time.
I’d forgotten about Rocket Power. I enjoyed watching it back in the day but didn’t get to do so often.
What is your favorite sport-centered book scene?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
I hardly ever read books about sports or with sports scenes in them, so the only novel I could think of for this answer is a Harry Potter book. The scene that comes to mind is when Wood was overjoyed that Gryffindor finally won the Quidditch Cup.
I didn’t know this has been on TV since the 90s.
What is your favorite sci-fi book?
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples
I don’t read much sci-fi so my favorite will have to be one of my favorite comic book series — Saga, which is about individuals who are in love and want to raise a family together but they’re from planets that are at war against each other and the government of each planet is hunting them down to stop them. Something like that. It’s great.