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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
1.3013.55The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald
1.2943.32Seduction by Design by Sandra Brown
1.2823.74Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.282.95Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton
1.2783.28Nerd 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
1.2292.8My Lord John by Georgette Heyer
1.2253.44Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
1.2243.08Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
1.2224.45The Bible by Bible
1.23.18Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard
1.1953.57Family Album by Danielle Steel
1.193.51Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
1.192.54All That Glitters by Linda Howard
1.1893.42Hot Shot by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1862.54The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
1.1833.13The 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
1.1763.04For 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
1.1553.38The 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
1.1483.36I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1473.33Arslan, 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
1.143.55Honey 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
1.1273.45The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1253.54Double Standards by Judith McNaught
1.1243.47Nightlife by Thomas Perry
1.1233.26The Sherbrooke Twins by Catherine Coulter
1.1223.88The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
1.1223.33A 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
1.1093.4Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie
1.1063.86Vets Might Fly by James Herriot
1.1053.37Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1033.8Ménage 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
1.0943.51Glitter 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
1.0833.36Traditional Knitting Patterns from Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Italy by James Norbury
1.0783.1Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0773.39Hearse of a different color by Tim Cockey
1.0743.74Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
1.0733.58Freedom's Ransom by Anne McCaffrey
1.0733.52Acorna's Search by Anne McCaffrey
1.0713.88Mine to Take by Dara Joy
1.0713.53Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0683.19Angel Creek by Linda Howard
1.0663.92The 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
1.0613.51The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0593.62Death in Berlin by M. M. Kaye
1.0573.97Say No to Joe? by Lori Foster
1.0553.78The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry
1.0553.58Black Ice by Anne Stuart
1.0543.94Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0533.69Heart Mate (Celta's HeartMates, Book 1) by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.34Sixth 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
1.0493.65Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
1.0493.21Death Dance by Linda Fairstein
1.0493.76To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0473.19Cyber Way by Alan Dean Foster
1.0473.77A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald
1.0473.71The Lover by Robin Schone
1.0473.99Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard
1.0443.84Cry No More by Linda Howard
1.0433.44The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
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