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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
1.4193.61The Empress' New Clothes by Jaid Black
1.3172.87An Independent Wife by Linda Howard
1.3013.58The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald
1.2943.31Seduction by Design by Sandra Brown
1.2823.72Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.282.95Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton
1.2783.26Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
1.2522.97Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught
1.2413.54Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh
1.2323.64Condominium by John D. MacDonald
1.2292.77My Lord John by Georgette Heyer
1.2253.44Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
1.2243.08Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
1.2224.47The Bible by Bible
1.23.18Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard
1.1953.53Family Album by Danielle Steel
1.193.5Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
1.192.49All That Glitters by Linda Howard
1.1893.42Hot Shot by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1862.54The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
1.1833.12The Flood by Ian Rankin
1.1813.27The 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
1.1633.46Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1553.37The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.68Juggling 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
1.1473.33Arslan, or A Wind from Bukhara by M. J. Engh
1.1453.69Malice by Danielle Steel
1.1442.78Double fault by Lionel Shriver
1.1423.39The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith
1.143.55Honey Moon by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1363.83High Energy by Dara Joy
1.1363.27Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.133.3Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard
1.1273.46The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1253.53Double Standards by Judith McNaught
1.1243.47Nightlife by Thomas Perry
1.1233.25The Sherbrooke Twins by Catherine Coulter
1.1223.9The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
1.1223.37A 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
1.1163.3The Trouble with Harry by Katie MacAlister
1.1123.6The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
1.1113.62Drop Dead Gorgeous by Linda Howard
1.1093.38Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie
1.1063.85Vets Might Fly by James Herriot
1.1053.37Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1033.8Ménage by Emma Holly
1.1023.69Rejar 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
1.0883.77Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0883.51Every Breath You Take: A Novel by Judith McNaught
1.0833.83Untamed by Elizabeth Lowell
1.0833.38Traditional Knitting Patterns from Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Italy by James Norbury
1.0783.11Cradle 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
1.0733.53Acorna's Search by Anne McCaffrey
1.0713.87Mine 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
1.0663.93The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh
1.0633.35Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie
1.0623.78Keeper of the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
1.0613.31Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend
1.0613.52The 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
1.0553.77The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry
1.0553.58Black Ice by Anne Stuart
1.0543.94Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0533.72Heart Mate (Celta's HeartMates, Book 1) by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.33Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0523.65Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
1.053.06The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
1.0493.67Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
1.0493.21Death 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
1.0433.45The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
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