Yesterday, a friend asked for a list of favorite songs from the 90s, which sent me into a nostalgia spiral. I think I’d forgotten about the 90s, really. I’m not sure how. I spent all of high school and college in the 90s, so you’d think I’d be more invested in them. But my heart has always belonged to the 80s, with New Wave, and Star Wars (the good ones), and Atari, and Bunnicula. I guess I’m more nostalgic for my childhood than my teen years.
But thinking about 90s music got me to thinking about 90s books. Being in school at the time, much of my reading was focused on coursework and classics, so I’m not as familiar with the contemporary literature of the time. I distinctly remember reading The Bean Trees, High Fidelity, Memoirs of a Geisha, Angela’s Ashes, She’s Come Undone, Naked and, of course, The Secret History in college, and I know I read some Crichton, King and Grisham, though I’d be hard pressed to tell you which books. Now I’m starting to wonder which books I missed, and I’m thinking it’s time to put together a list so I can start catching up (what, with all that free time I have for reading!). So, what 90s books do I need to put on the list? Any favorites of yours that I can’t be missed?