Goosebumps is a children’s horror series written by R. L. Stine. I devoured them from about fifth to seventh grade. This series is one of the first series that made me fall in love with reading. I look back on the books now with rose-tinted glasses, and am reading as an adult to see how well they have held up throughout the years. It’s a surprisingly different experience.
My goal is to introduce these books to new and reluctant readers, because, despite their flaws, there are some great things in them that managed to hook countless readers in the 1990s. Additionally, I want to analyze these books as literature to show how seriously they can be taken. If you’ve read the series before, I hope you’ll enjoy my take on these books. Feel free to add your own insights or disagree with mine. I would love nothing more than to discuss these books with you in comments.
I am starting with the Classic series of 62 books but may read one or more of the series that spawned afterwards. We’ll see. For now, I hope you enjoy this crazy ride with me.
Reviews listed here are in order of book number, but I am jumping all around while reading and reviewing. If you wish to read my reviews in the order I read and reviewed the books, check out my Goosebumps tag. Most recent reviews are at the beginning.
- (#3) Monster Blood
- (#5) The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb
- (#6) Let’s Get Invisible!
- (#7) Night of the Living Dummy
- (#9) Welcome to Camp Nightmare
- (#20) The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight
- (#26) My Hairiest Adventure
- (#28) The Cuckoo Clock of Doom
- (#32) The Barking Ghost
- (#33) The Horror At Camp Jellyjam
- (#39) How I Got My Shrunken Head
- (#42) Egg Monsters From Mars
- (#51) Beware, the Snowman