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Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.4193.68The Empress' New Clothes by Jaid Black
1.3172.89An Independent Wife by Linda Howard
1.3013.68The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald
1.2943.27Seduction by Design by Sandra Brown
1.2823.72Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.282.86Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton
1.2783.22Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
1.2523Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught
1.2413.52Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh
1.2323.63Condominium by John D. MacDonald
1.2292.76My Lord John by Georgette Heyer
1.2253.43Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
1.2243.11Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
1.2224.46The Bible by Bible
1.23.14Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard
1.1953.49Family Album by Danielle Steel
1.193.48Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
1.192.52All That Glitters by Linda Howard
1.1893.38Hot Shot by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1862.44The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
1.1833.14The Flood by Ian Rankin
1.1813.28The Cutting Edge by Linda Howard
1.1793.34BARRIER ISLAND by John D. MacDonald
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1773.08Royal Escape by Georgette Heyer
1.1773.47The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.04For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1743.59Forced Mate by Rowena Cherry
1.1733.15Eats, Shites & Leaves by A. Parody
1.1633.45Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1553.34The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.69Juggling by Barbara Trapido
1.1543.49A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
1.1493.4Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister
1.1483.36I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1473.35Arslan, or A Wind from Bukhara by M. J. Engh
1.1453.61Malice by Danielle Steel
1.1442.78Double Fault by Lionel Shriver
1.1423.42The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith
1.143.53Honey Moon by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1363.89High Energy by Dara Joy
1.1363.28Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.133.29Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard
1.1273.44The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1253.52Double Standards by Judith McNaught
1.1243.51Nightlife by Thomas Perry
1.1233.26The Sherbrooke Twins by Catherine Coulter
1.1223.83The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
1.1223.38A Gift of Love (Anthology 5-in-1) by Judith McNaught
1.1173.92Vet in a Spin by James Herriot
1.1173.81The Demon Breed by James H. Schmitz
1.1163.76Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming by Joe Celko
1.1163.27The Trouble with Harry by Katie MacAlister
1.1123.6The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
1.1113.65Drop Dead Gorgeous by Linda Howard
1.1093.34Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie
1.1063.88Vets Might Fly by James Herriot
1.1053.37Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1033.8Ménage by Emma Holly
1.1023.68Rejar by Dara Joy
1.0983.96Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
1.0943.26Killing Time by Linda Howard
1.0943.66Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard
1.0943.49Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0883.73Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0883.52Every Breath You Take: A Novel by Judith McNaught
1.0833.79Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell
1.0833.45Traditional Knitting Patterns from Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Italy by James Norbury
1.0783.09Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0773.42Hearse of a different color by Tim Cockey
1.0743.77Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
1.0733.57Freedom's Ransom by Anne McCaffrey
1.0733.51Acorna's Search by Anne McCaffrey
1.0713.83Mine to Take by Dara Joy
1.0713.5Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0683.19Angel Creek by Linda Howard
1.0663.94The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh
1.0633.34Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie
1.0623.68Keeper of the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
1.0613.3Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend
1.0613.53The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0593.58Death in Berlin by M. M. Kaye
1.0573.94Say No to Joe? by Lori Foster
1.0553.77The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry
1.0553.62Black Ice by Anne Stuart
1.0543.92Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0533.8Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.31Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0523.65Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
1.053.07The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
1.0493.68Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
1.0493.23Death Dance by Linda Fairstein
1.0493.78To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0473.15Cyber Way by Alan Dean Foster
1.0473.77A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald
1.0473.69The Lover by Robin Schone
1.0473.98Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard
1.0443.84Cry No More by Linda Howard
1.0433.48The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
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