Books I Loved Growing Up Hashtag Sweeps Twitter

By Maryann Yin Comment

roald dahl bfg author.JPGThe “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.

Some authors were only mentioned by name. They included: Roald Dahl (pictured), Louise May Alcott, Beverly Clearly, Christopher Pike, and Judy Blume.

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.

Evil Wylie tweeted the most surprising book: The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Was Machiavelli’s The Prince also part of your bedtime stories?

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.