Top Ten Worst Books Ever

This is the opposite of the BEST books ever written. Just ask yourself what was that one book that stood out from the rest? The one that you could just not possibly finish reading?

The Top Ten

1 Twilight

Worst book ever. I didn't even make it through the first chapter. Do not read this book. Go read something awesome like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games instead.

I originally tried the first book out of curiosity. I thought to myself, "Eh, it's okay. It's kind of cheesy and corny, but it's original at least, and the details in the writing are pretty good." So I read the next two books. The second was also okay though in both the first and second (and the third) the character was incredibly stupid and overly dependent on her boyfriend. By the third book...ugh. The main character, Bella Swan, is the opposite of a strong female protagonist. She even says the her boyfriend is like a drug for her, and when everyone she cares about is put in danger, she just sits in the corner watching. The book implies that women shouldn't get to make their own decisions in relationships, all of their choices should be made for them. The romance isn't even sweet; her boyfriend is overprotective and manipulative. Clearly, Bella payed no attention in health class, because their relationship is the definition of an abusive relationship. It was getting so bad, that I ...more

Twilight is really bad. It has a corny love story, zero character development and zero plot development. It's just a story about a human that falls in love with a vampire. That's IT. Nothing more. I'm really happy that now it's not as popular as it used to be.

'Twilight' is the worst book ever created. No character development, no background plot, and completely corny. Women are not weak. Sure, we are neutral, but not weak! And Bella Swans' relationship with Edward is the dictionary definition of an abusive relationship. She just shows up one day, dropping by (and apparently, 'smelling good'), and Edward likes her! Bella and Edward have no chemistry. None. The plot isn't that good. Take away the romance, and we have nothing. Just a boring life story of some random girl. She nearly dies for a guy that likes her for her looks and scent! Bella Swans is like poison, and so is Edward, Jacob, and all the other characters. I don't understand this. Why, oh why, must this exist? Please, do not waste your time reading 'Twilight' and its sequels. Go read 'The Hunger Games', 'Percy Jackson' or 'Harry Potter' instead; they have better plots, character development and more, much unlike 'Twilight.' - LuanTheHetalianRavenclaw

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2 Fifty Shades of Grey

Twilight isn't the greatest but this book is clearly the saddest book of society. Like who the heck wants to read a book about some guy who likes satan and whipping his girlfriend. Personally to me it's disgusting not sexy.

This should be number one. Twilight may be horrible, but Fifty Shades is horrible fanfiction based off of it. The only thing this book is good for is a round of laughs at the atrocious writing. The fact that it's only sex is not the main problem; that would be the poor quality of the sex. I fail to see how anyone can be aroused by this.

This is a poor excuse of a film and book series. No development, graphic and laughably bad detail, and ass characters that are one-dimensional. Women only crave for the "sex", yet they tell men to stop watching porn. Hypocrisy. And this is coming from a woman.

Twilight isn’t so bad, but Fifty Shades of Grey is something no sense.

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3 Mein Kampf

I think it's an interesting thing, to read a book by such a hated person. It's interesting to see the point of view of the bad guy, who did all sorts of unforgivably cruel things, instead of the good guy. Not in any way am I saying that Hitler is good or anything remotely close to it. It's just a refreshing change.

Just because it was made by Hitler doesn't make it bad. This is actually a GREAT book! I even read this and it was awesome! It had awesome perspectives and ideals! I may not completely agree with them, but they're worth looking at! I even plan to buy this!

Hitler wrote this book, the title roughly translates to 'My Struggle' and in this beauty Hitler blames the Jews for his problems. It was written from Hitler's prison cell before he came out and began his political campaign.

Just thought I'd keep everyone in the loop

Lmao this was a very interesting read. I honestly loved it, albeit disagreed with it's entirety. - ProPanda

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4 Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever

I was seven when I saw this book at Walmart, and before reading the title, I thought it was a girl on the cover. Oh wait. It's Justin Bieber. Still a girl on the cover. My bad! - RockFashionista

I knew this would be on the list.

1) Stupid fans of Justin Bieber should start hating him because HE IS A CRIMINAL.

2) Those who buy this book are dumb stupid nerds.

3) Can you notice Justin Bieber's lipstick on the poster?

4) Don't listen to any of his songs.

5) Buy this book, waste your money and your time reading this awful book.


Justin Bieber has his own book about his life? (face palm)

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5 New Moon

Oh god! The second Twilight book, and it gets worse. Now Bella hooks up with an ugly whiny werewolf who's as bad as Edward. Don't read this crap, Bella is boring and the worst example of all humanity. Also, Edward is a girly disgrace to vampires and Jacob is just as bad. Screw Twilight, it's crap!

It's so annoying too, about Bella's character. Oh you have a cute, loyal, kind best friend who helped you through everything but you still like this boy that you only started to like because of his "perfect" face.

I really wish that I Am David was on this list but eh this book sucks so much as well. As some of you may know I have decided to read the whole Twilight series to try and not make my hate for the series based on presumptions and I just finished this book. Yeah from what I'm reading so far the whole Twilight series sucks. (I'll have a review of this book posted on the list to give out a further analysis on why I dislike it so much). - Anonymousxcxc

This is just as bad, if not worse, than the first book. Really, the characters are tasteless. Bland. Boring. Annoying. Bella now has a friend that would do anything for her (though he is just as bad as Edward the Idiot) but shoves him aside in favor of another. Excuse me, Miss Swans? You need to fix your brain damage, no one's that stupid. First, you fall for an annoying sparkling disgrace of a vampire, and then you shove your best friend aside? I'm sorry, but that's just messed up. The 'Twilight' series as a whole is messed up. - LuanTheHetalianRavenclaw

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6 Emily the Strange

Emily the Strange is below THE BIBLE. Get it higher - RevolNiartRuasonid

What even is this? - Cartoonfan202

Get it way higher - TheKirbyCreeper999

Googled it and its just some weird cat lady I don't know - Lunala

7 To Kill a Mockingbird

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! This book is a masterpiece! I loved this book. I loved the characters and the plots and the ending and the narration, and it has such great lessons that people still ignore today. The only reason people don't like this is because racist and far right groups hate it and try to ban it because it makes them look like jerks. The fact that this is right above mien kemph makes me sick.

What the hell is this doing on here? This is one of my favorites!

The people who voted this book here are the same people who watch Transformers and Adam Sandler movies.

I never read the book but it sounds interesting. It's about a tomboy name Scout Finch who lives in the life in Alabama in the 1930s. Yeah, also don't judge the book due to racism and sexual assults. Such as Tom Robinson assults Mayella Ewells and she accused him for the situation. It might be offensive but this is a masterpiece. It's also a second influencial book in America next to The Bible. So I'm not reading this book yet but I wish I should.

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8 Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar

Ugh. I hate kids books now, especially this disgrace. I don't understand why this girl in this book thinks she's the best, because she's NOT. The pictures also are ok, but if this is meant for children, please don't make anymore books about toilet humor, exaggeration, drama, and instead read a GOOD book with a plot, good characters, and doesn't have terrible jokes.

I remember reading this in 6th grade and getting really annoyed with the main character.

While it's no masterpiece, I remember loving this book as a nine year old, and feeling connected to the main character, because we both didn't really fit in.

The cover is Terrible! What's the point?

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9 William Shakespeare Star Wars

This book sounds quite awesome actually.
Through I have to admit, I have not yet read it.

This book is pretty good, to be honest. Like, it's not like Douglas Adams levels of humor, but it works. It's creative, fun, and a good read.

I've read this, actually, and to be honest, it's really good. The prose is well-done, and it gives a little more insight into the characters. - Phenenas

I hate shakesphere and star wars

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10 World's Wackiest Riddle Book

Worlds CRAPPIEST riddle book

This sounds great!

The Newcomers

? The Great Gatsby
? The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Contenders

11 Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

Ahem. Let me get this out first and then start shooting me. This book sucks. Yep. It sucks deep. First of all, the characters are so stereotypical; we have the mean girl whose only concern is to beat Nikki, we have those athletic types, the nerdy types and then, we have that supposed 'dork'. Two things: the fact that she calls herself dork is not only cliche but also spastic, cause dorks are not at all like that, and also, she proves in the book that she only cares about boys and stuff (totally girly and anti-feministic). Moreover, degrading herself by calling herself a dork, while she definitely isn't, makes her look dishonest and prat. Another bad thing about the book is that it encourages girls to care about material possessions, their appearance and boys--the end. Nothing else. Like, what! That is a very bad message. Nikki is also a Mary Sue. Like, a very big Mary Sue. I hate her shallowness sometimes.

If you want to read a good funny book, pick up Diary of a Wimpy Kid. ...more

Publisher: "Let's see, how do we make buck without giving the new book any thought... Hm..."

Author: "I know, let's take the character from Diary of a Wimpy kid and make him a girl! "

Editor: "Brilliant! "

If you like it, fine. That's you, not me. But I don't like it. Why? It's too stereotypical for my taste. MLP and Total Drama make stereotypes work, and MLP characters are only about borderline stereotypes. It also isn't realistic, because the characters don't act like real girls in school. Just Saying.

The title makes me feel this is just a Diary of a Wimpy Kid ripoff

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12 Babymouse 3: Beach Babe

I can't believe kids throw away their Harry Potter books to read this...I tried reading Baby Mouse and fell asleep, and I never EVER fall asleep reading books! That is truly saying something!

Man, those guys must hate cats! Get that little creep, Felicia, get her!

Who - even if she is a mouse - would name their child "Babymouse"? Like... what?!


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13 Allegiant - Veronica Roth

Think about it this way she was weak from the death serum, so she couldn't fight back, and she was former Abnegation, and Four was always saying don't let your Abnegation get you killed and it ends up happening she died because she saved Caleb from going in and dying she was being selfless and brave by going in. Abnegation and Dauntless.

Allegiant is a different book. It does not go by the general main-character-don't-die rule. It is awesome. But the ending was not good. I was sad for one week after reading this. But I like it only because it's unique

Allegiant is a horrible book! What sick twisted author would even kill the main character?! The book itself is also very confusing and boring, so basically my least favorite book

I literally can not imagine how anybody answered "Okay, what is the best way to finish this trilogy" with this. The things that happened in this book are so clearly NOT the things that should have happened in this book.
I don't know if this is the worst book, but it just makes you pause for a second and go... Are you kidding me? This is what you decided to go with. This."
In that respect it is very similar to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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14 The Emoji Movie a Junior Novelization

Worst thing ever - ikerevievs

Is this a book? - snackaberg

Human invented so many stuff like rockets guns computers cars and video games but this is the dumbest thing humans have ever made - Dvafan2

Why does this even exist? - rbits

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15 The Bible

As a Hindu, I can't believe that the Bible is on here. I have relatives who are Christian, and I think that it is wrong to put any holy book/writing on a top ten worst list. You can have the opinion that it sucks, but please don't insult others by saying it is the worst book. Just leave religious books out of this. There are people out there who put their faith in this book.

Hey! This is a religious book! Don't even the Christian beliefs and keep your opinions to yourself!

Keep your opinion to yourself? This website is about sharing your opinion, dude! - CreamOfConnor

This is really offensive to Christians. Keep your opinions to yourselves, please. This whole website isn't about facts. This whole top ten things are just other people's opinions. Please be respectful to others opinions. But the Bible shouldn't be on this list. Whoever put this up is saying half the world is stupid. Many people are Christians, and they follow the words of this Book.

Who dare to say it a worst book. I am a Hindu but I respect all religions. Please remove it from the list.

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16 Eclipse

Ugh! Don't even read the whole crap, Bella's a bad useless role model to girls. And vampires don't sparkle, Edward and Jacob should just go die.

The 'Twilight' series as a whole was already a failure...and each time I hear of a new book or movie or something other, I can't help but notice how bad it is. I mean, really? None of the characters are realistic (when I say this, I mean that they all are 'Mary Sues' or 'Gary Stues') nor do they show any sign of development. And there's no backup plot. If you remove the love (well, it's not really love at this point, is it? It's practically lust.) from these books and films, you have nothing. Just a book about a boring girl with a horrible life story. Isabella Swans is one thing, as she is already useless and bad enough, but then to make it worse, you have Edward and Jacob. Edward is a stupid, sparkling disgrace to vampires. Vampires most certainly do not sparkle! In fact, instead of turning into a disco ball, they die from exposure to sunlight! And Jacob, he is nothing! No character development (although at least he's not boring like Bella and/or Edward) at all! And this goes for all ...more - LuanTheHetalianRavenclaw

The entire twilight series should be at the top

Twillight Sucks

Bella Edward and Jacob are all idiots who should be blown up by Katniss and Hermione - Lunala

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17 The Qur'an

This is a holy book you dumbasses. I bet the people who voted for this doesn't read or know ARABIC!

Whoever wrote this list must be racist, anti-seismic, and have no book taste.

Seriously guys? Millions of people live they're lives by the teaching of this book.

O wow so edgy - Quillon

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18 Sex and The City

Wait a minute... This is a BOOK? I thought it was just an overrated Sarah Jessica Parker movie and T.V. series! - RockFashionista

This book wasn't too bad, I don't know why people are saying its bad and they didn't even read it... Oh well. It wasn't too wonderful, but hey, it wasn't crap.

While the book isn't exactly great, you can't judge a book because of it's name. - Swellow

I hate sex. It's disgusting and makes me hate boys

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19 A Tale Dark and Grim

What? This book was amazing! Even though it was filled with blood and gore, it was still really good because it really had a twist on fairy tales. It made adults and teens want to pick up this book and read it, not like some stupid old tale about Cinderella or The Beauty and the Beast. Adam Gidwitz really took into consideration the actual tales, and tried to make them more interesting. This is a risk knowing that many people might not like the blood, but it had a really meaningful touch if you think about it. The second book was bae though. Was very touching and meant a lot.

Who on earth put this little gem here? I'm aware that it's dark and all, but can you really say you weren't forewarned? It's in the title! This book does not deserve to be on this list. I'd actually recommend it, provided I thought the person could handle a little gore.

Why? I know that this is about opinions, but this book is awesome!

Gore doesn't equal scary.

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20 The Adventures of Captain Underpants

I loved this series when I was little! I know adults would think this series is stupid & boring, but it's not meant for adults. It's meant for little kids. The stupid, crude humor & tons of silly pictures are interesting to little kids. They love that stuff.

Captain underpants is art what are you talking about

The 12 sequels are way better read them and oh yeah the 12th one is the final book in the series.

I loved these books when I was little... - ItsPisces

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