Top Ten Worst Authors

These are the people who claim to be authors but really just create boring, talentless books and give writers a bad example. But it is very rare and that's a good thing.

The Top Ten

1 Stephenie Meyer

she sucks

It's her fault the world had to go through the torture that is Twilight - queenamira

Not fair. Every author is excellent in some of the other.

Twilight sucks - Lunala

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2 E.L James

"she is best" go read some 1984 - 445956

She is best

This woman is awful. Anyone who says otherwise is a troll or is just ignorant. Once an actual rape victim wrote to her that she didn't enjoy the movie because Christian's rapey attitude made her uncomfortable. This is how Mrs. James responded to someone who has gone through such a great trauma: By posting a gif where some bitch throws a book to a guy's face while the words " Read the book! " are spelled in capital letters. - RoseRedFlower

3 Rachel Renee Russell

What!? Who ever put this on this list should get a life! Dork Diaries is awesome!

4 J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.

Hermione is black. Harry is gay. Ron is bisexual. Dumbledore had an affair with one of the male wizard teachers in the university. What's next? She calls the readers gay? And she's a SJW just trying too hard. - tequila

Twist: you, the reader, was gay all along

She doesn't deserve to be on this list Harry Potter books are awesome

Overrated and too complicated for my liking

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5 Paris Hilton


6 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of more.


Hitler DID right books, actually.

He actually did write a book - Lunala

Dude hitler didn't write books he killed jews - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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7 Glenn Beck Glenn Beck
8 James Patterson James Patterson James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.

He is literally an idiot to write such illicit novels like Maximum Ride and Murder suspect whatnot. I hate him

9 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, more.

Wrote the Art of the Deal, Think Big, Great Again, and Trump Never Give Up he is deserving of the list, not to say his books are awful, just say he is an author - germshep24

Wait what? People have to stop putting ridiculous stuff like Justin Bieber and Donald Trump up here...

10 Ann Coulter Ann Coulter Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.

Only those who are mindless fat rednecks wouldn't include her on this list.

She's a fearless genius. Only those who cannot handle plain, unvarnished truth would include her on this list.

The Newcomers

? Paulo Coelho
? John Green

I'd rather read a schlocky sci-fi novel about a post-nuclear earth than re-read again and again the usually unexpurgated portrayals of whining teens carried through book after book. Paper towns has been the only one of his books that I could get through without a "never again" verdict (at the bare minimum, never again unless there is nothing better available). He occasionally writes what seems to me to make a good quote, but, otherwise, other readers can have John Green books. I don't want them.

The Contenders

11 George W Bush George W Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

Seeing him here is just lol - TeamRocket747

12 David Benioff

Thanks for ruining game of thrones

He is a piece of human trash

13 Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician who was a Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 and 2016 elections.
14 Adnan Oktar

This guy is so dumb that he doesn't even know anything about evolution. He's actually anti-evolution. No one takes this guy seriously.

15 Harper Lee Harper Lee Nelle Harper Lee, better known by her pen name Harper Lee, was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

She wrote To Kill a Mockingbird. Enough said. Take her off the list. Now.

16 Nicholas Sparks

His books are the same basically, he rips off most ideas from his previous work, changes some things here and there and then it's a new book, it's super lame. - LukeTargaryen

17 Suzanne Weyn

Worst writer ever seen! Who think she is best, only mad people.

Author of haunted museum.worst book,worst writer

18 Karl Marx Karl Marx Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, Marx studied law and Hegelian philosophy.

For one thing, he is an actual writer, which I believe puts him ahead of Bieber automatically. Second, he wrote the "Communist Manifesto", which introduced one of the most, if not THE most, evil governments in history. And the communist governments actually operated under a WEAKER version of communism. Marx's original version is far, far worse than, say, Stalin's was. The other authors may be bad writers, but that's all they are-bad writers. Karl Marx, with his writing, created pure evil. There is absolutely no reason why he should not be number one.

Um, ignore that comment about Bieber. When I submitted Marx to the list Justin Bieber was somehow number 3 on it. He's still above Bush by default.

Supreme example of the insolence in German academia of the 19th century. Edgy. Self-righteous. Not applicable to reality.

19 Imari Jade
20 Edward Bulwer-Lytton
21 Christopher Paolini
22 Linda Howard
23 Jonathan Franzen


24 Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Zimmer Bradley Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series.
25 Valerie Solanas Valerie Solanas
26 S. E. Hinton
27 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Take him OFF the list. NOW!

28 Alex Jones

His "novels" make me want to shoot myself.

29 Tracey West

She made a junior novelization of the Emoji Movie. Why is Harper Lee here? Was it that To Kill a Mockingbird hater troll? - 445956

30 Rick Riordan Rick Riordan

Doesn't deserve to be on the list, not the best author, but still an ok writer, if this was an overrated list then yes - germshep24

Highly overrated. Not that much of a greatest or nicest author like everybody likes to think.

31 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The more.
32 George Orwell George Orwell Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Really shouldn't be on this list, he wrote 1984 and Animal Farm - germshep24

How did he appeared in this list.

33 Beverly Cleary Beverly Cleary Beverly Atlee Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is an American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of America's most successful living authors, 91 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide since her first book was published in 1950. Some of Cleary's best known characters are Henry more.
34 Jeff Kinney
35 Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Card

Pretty good author, but I mainly hate him because he's a complete homophobe.

36 Ayn Rand Ayn Rand
37 L. Ron Hubbard L. Ron Hubbard Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, often referred to by his initials LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Wrote terrible sci-fi novels, then made one of his sci-fi novels into a terrible religion - germshep24

Founder of the Cult of Scientology

38 Erin Hunter

-Expert imitation of Hunter herself

39 Candace Bushnell
40 Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

Wrote one of the most meaningful books in science doesn't deserve to be on this list - germshep24

Many People Died Because of his book.His Book was the Building Block Of every Dictatorship in the 20th Century.He is Completely Responsible For Hitler's Holocaust,The Communist Regime,World War 2,The Russian Revolution,The Castro Regime,Mass Genocide.Darwin's Number is 666.Darwin Is the Antichrist.Darwin is evil.Burn his Book And Burn him in Hell!

41 Uthman Bin Affan (3 Caliph)

Took the passages from the first Quran and remade it as the terrorist manifesto. He is currently rotting in Hell!

42 Lloyd Alexander Lloyd Alexander Lloyd Chudley Alexander (1924-2007) was an American author of fantasy novels for children and young adults. His most famous work is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain (which was later adapted into the 1985 Disney film The Black Cauldron, which has also earned a reputation for being one of more.

he sucks

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