Our Favorite ‘90s Movies Paired with Some Spectacular Books
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The quack attack is back! Disney+ is bringing back the world of The Mighty Ducks with an all new show: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. And we are 100% here for it! To celebrate, we’re looking at some of our favorite ‘90s movies – and pairing them with some of our favorite contemporary books. So, without further ado…quack, quack, quack.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
If you’re a big fan of The Mighty Ducks franchise like us, you’ll love Ngozi Ukazu’s graphic novel Check, Please! It’s a delightful story about a freshman hockey player named Eric Bittle, who just so happens to be a vlogger and baker extraordinaire. Bittle’s story is one full of joy and comradery, just like the story of the underdog Mighty Ducks. And did we mention that there’s a love story threaded throughout this story? It’s so cute!
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While You Were Sleeping (1995)
If you love the romcom While You Were Sleeping, a movie full of some of the best chemistry of all time, you’ll want to read Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston – immediately. This contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast is a romcom shares so much cultural DNA with this 1995 classic. In Bookish and the Beast, Rosie falls hard for a cosplayer who she’s sure she’ll never see again. So, when she meets Vance Reigns, and is forced to work alongside him, she doesn’t give it a second thought. Never in her wildest dreams could she imagine a world where the mysterious cosplayer and Vance are the, um, same person.
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If you loved Jodi Foster in Contact, you’re going to love Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt. It’s so refreshing and exciting to read about all the incredible women who’ve worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory over the years – especially when most movies about space technology put men at the center. It’s an incredible piece of nonfiction, perfect for big dreamers.
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The Mummy (1999)
If you’re still thinking about Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz’s incredible performances in The Mummy, Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson’s Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction is the book for you. It’s full of stories about the women who created so many of the monsters we’ve come to know and love. (Well, not love. You get it.) It’s making us imagine an alternate universe where the monster from The Mummy originated in speculative fiction. That’s a deliciously terrifying thought.
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