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.

1.4193.62The Empress' New Clothes by Jaid Black
1.3172.87An Independent Wife by Linda Howard
1.3013.59The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald
1.2943.28Seduction by Design by Sandra Brown
1.2823.72Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.282.87Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton
1.2783.29Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
1.2522.96Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught
1.2413.53Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh
1.2323.66Condominium by John D. MacDonald
1.2292.79My Lord John by Georgette Heyer
1.2253.44Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
1.2243.08Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
1.2224.46The Bible by Bible
1.23.12Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard
1.1953.54Family Album by Danielle Steel
1.193.53Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
1.192.53All That Glitters by Linda Howard
1.1893.4Hot Shot by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1862.54The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
1.1833.09The Flood by Ian Rankin
1.1813.22The Cutting Edge by Linda Howard
1.1793.34Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1773.13Royal Escape by Georgette Heyer
1.1773.45The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.03For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1743.61Forced Mate by Rowena Cherry
1.1733.06Eats, Shites & Leaves by A. Parody
1.1633.45Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1553.34The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.68Juggling by Barbara Trapido
1.1543.49A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
1.1493.39Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister
1.1483.35I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1473.33Arslan, or A Wind from Bukhara by M. J. Engh
1.1453.71Malice by Danielle Steel
1.1442.78Double fault by Lionel Shriver
1.1423.39The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith
1.143.54Honey Moon by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1363.83High Energy by Dara Joy
1.1363.29Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.133.29Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard
1.1273.45The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1253.52Double Standards by Judith McNaught
1.1243.48Nightlife by Thomas Perry
1.1233.28The Sherbrooke Twins by Catherine Coulter
1.1223.85The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
1.1223.38A Gift of Love (Anthology 5-in-1) by Judith McNaught
1.1173.96Vet in a Spin by James Herriot
1.1173.85The Demon Breed by James H. Schmitz
1.1163.76Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming by Joe Celko
1.1163.28The Trouble with Harry by Katie MacAlister
1.1123.6The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
1.1113.64Drop Dead Gorgeous by Linda Howard
1.1093.36Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie
1.1063.83Vets Might Fly by James Herriot
1.1053.37Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1033.81Ménage by Emma Holly
1.1023.7Rejar by Dara Joy
1.0983.98Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
1.0943.26Killing Time by Linda Howard
1.0943.69Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard
1.0943.49Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0883.74Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0883.5Every Breath You Take: A Novel by Judith McNaught
1.0833.84Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell
1.0833.45Traditional Knitting Patterns from Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Italy by James Norbury
1.0783.1Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0773.4Hearse of a different color by Tim Cockey
1.0743.74Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
1.0733.57Freedom's Ransom by Anne McCaffrey
1.0733.56Acorna's Search by Anne McCaffrey
1.0713.88Mine to Take by Dara Joy
1.0713.47Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0683.18Angel Creek by Linda Howard
1.0663.94The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh
1.0633.34Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie
1.0623.71Keeper of the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
1.0613.28Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend
1.0613.5The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0593.62Death in Berlin by M. M. Kaye
1.0573.96Say No to Joe? by Lori Foster
1.0553.76The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry
1.0553.59Black Ice by Anne Stuart
1.0543.94Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0533.76Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.31Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0523.65Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
1.053.05The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
1.0493.67Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
1.0493.23Death Dance by Linda Fairstein
1.0493.77To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0473.17Cyber Way by Alan Dean Foster
1.0473.77A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald
1.0473.73The Lover by Robin Schone
1.0473.98Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard
1.0443.84Cry No More by Linda Howard
1.0433.47The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
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