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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
1.4193.63The Empress' New Clothes by Jaid Black
1.3172.86An Independent Wife by Linda Howard
1.3013.63The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald
1.2943.24Seduction by Design by Sandra Brown
1.2823.7Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.282.87Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton
1.2783.27Nerd 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
1.2253.46Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
1.2243.1Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
1.2224.46The Bible by Bible
1.23.12Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard
1.1953.56Family Album by Danielle Steel
1.193.51Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
1.192.48All That Glitters by Linda Howard
1.1893.4Hot Shot by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1862.54The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
1.1833.12The Flood by Ian Rankin
1.1813.25The Cutting Edge by Linda Howard
1.1793.34Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1773.12Royal 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
1.1733.15Eats, Shites & Leaves by A. Parody
1.1633.45Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1553.33The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.69Juggling by Barbara Trapido
1.1543.49A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
1.1493.38Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister
1.1483.35I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1473.3Arslan, or A Wind from Bukhara by M. J. Engh
1.1453.73Malice 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
1.1363.8High Energy by Dara Joy
1.1363.3Simon 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
1.1243.49Nightlife by Thomas Perry
1.1233.25The Sherbrooke Twins by Catherine Coulter
1.1223.39A Gift of Love (Anthology 5-in-1) by Judith McNaught
1.1223.85The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
1.1173.97Vet 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
1.1093.37Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie
1.1063.84Vets Might Fly by James Herriot
1.1053.37Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1033.79Ménage by Emma Holly
1.1023.68Rejar by Dara Joy
1.0983.98Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
1.0943.26Killing Time by Linda Howard
1.0943.68Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard
1.0943.51Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0883.73Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0883.49Every Breath You Take: A Novel by Judith McNaught
1.0833.83Untamed 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
1.0713.86Mine to Take by Dara Joy
1.0713.45Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0683.18Angel Creek by Linda Howard
1.0663.95The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh
1.0633.34Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie
1.0623.69Keeper 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
1.0573.93Say No to Joe? by Lori Foster
1.0553.74The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry
1.0553.6Black Ice by Anne Stuart
1.0543.94Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0533.76Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.3Sixth 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
1.0493.76To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0473.18Cyber Way by Alan Dean Foster
1.0473.77A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald
1.0473.73The Lover by Robin Schone
1.0473.99Duncan'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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