The “books I loved growing up” hashtag generated a wave of tweeted responses this week.
Book series dominated the list with titles like Encyclopedia Brown, Little House, the Boxcar Children, Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew, The Babysitters Club, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Goosebumps.
Individual titles to garner recognition are The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela Brown, The Phantom Tolbooth by Norton Juster, and the Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks.
Most people neglected Dr. Seuss‘ Green Eggs and Ham and Eric Carle‘s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. No mentions there. Also, while Tolkein‘s Hobbit did generate a few tweets, the Lord of the Rings series received less attention.