The Goosebumps books were like the RL Stine Point Series, like point horror, point mystery etc. when I was a kid, anything which seemed either to be a "campaign" book, like for cultural reasons the government/school/library would really like you to read whatever, or commercial putsch, like we at the marketing division of publishing corp think you should really be into this hip, new, cool fad that all your friends will be reading, totally put me off. I know. It was prejudicial in my decision making and I probably missed out on some good reads as a result and experiences growing up that other people shared.
It was a bit of a hipster thing to do too when I think about it but I thought I was really resistant to peer pressure and all sorts of things which were probably exaggerations too.