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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
1.4193.66The Empress' New Clothes by Jaid Black
1.3172.89An Independent Wife by Linda Howard
1.3013.63The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald
1.2943.21Seduction by Design by Sandra Brown
1.2823.7Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy
1.282.86Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton
1.2783.19Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
1.2522.98Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught
1.2413.48Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh
1.2323.58Condominium by John D. MacDonald
1.2292.75My Lord John by Georgette Heyer
1.2253.37Fire and Ice by Dana Stabenow
1.2243.12Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
1.2224.46The Bible by Bible
1.23.14Tears of the Renegade by Linda Howard
1.1953.52Family Album by Danielle Steel
1.193.46Loving Evangeline by Linda Howard
1.192.52All That Glitters by Linda Howard
1.1893.31Hot Shot by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1862.44The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
1.1833.12The Flood by Ian Rankin
1.1813.29The 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
1.1773.46The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.06For 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
1.1633.42Fancy 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
1.1493.39Men 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
1.1453.63Malice by Danielle Steel
1.1442.8Double Fault by Lionel Shriver
1.1423.41The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith
1.143.54Honey Moon by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1363.89High Energy by Dara Joy
1.1363.28Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
1.133.3Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard
1.1273.44The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1253.53Double Standards by Judith McNaught
1.1243.51Nightlife by Thomas Perry
1.1233.19The Sherbrooke Twins by Catherine Coulter
1.1223.8The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
1.1223.39A Gift of Love (Anthology 5-in-1) by Judith McNaught
1.1173.93Vet in a Spin by James Herriot
1.1173.78The Demon Breed by James H. Schmitz
1.1163.74Joe 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
1.1113.67Drop Dead Gorgeous by Linda Howard
1.1093.34Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie
1.1063.87Vets Might Fly by James Herriot
1.1053.38Just Imagine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.1033.79Ménage by Emma Holly
1.1023.66Rejar by Dara Joy
1.0983.95Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
1.0943.24Killing Time by Linda Howard
1.0943.67Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard
1.0943.45Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0883.68Separate Beds by LaVyrle Spencer
1.0883.49Every 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
1.0773.43Hearse of a different color by Tim Cockey
1.0743.76Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
1.0733.57Freedom's Ransom by Anne McCaffrey
1.0733.5Acorna's Search by Anne McCaffrey
1.0713.88Mine to Take by Dara Joy
1.0713.42Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.0683.17Angel Creek by Linda Howard
1.0663.94The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh
1.0633.33Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie
1.0623.67Keeper of the Heart by Johanna Lindsey
1.0613.3Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend
1.0613.53The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0593.6Death in Berlin by M. M. Kaye
1.0573.93Say No to Joe? by Lori Foster
1.0553.77The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry
1.0553.63Black Ice by Anne Stuart
1.0543.93Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1.0533.78Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
1.0533.32Sixth 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
1.0493.8To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0473.14Cyber Way by Alan Dean Foster
1.0473.73A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald
1.0473.7The Lover by Robin Schone
1.0474.01Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard
1.0443.83Cry No More by Linda Howard
1.0433.49The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
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