Controversial Books for AlexaYM

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

All BooksCustom
Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.294 3.52 Roget's II: The New Thesaurus by Robert Masters
1.106 2.8 The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
1.095 3.73 The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Myquillyn Smith
1.068 3.89 The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop
1.052 3.67 South of Broad by Pat Conroy
1.052 3.06 The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
1.036 3.48 Tick Tock by Dean Koontz
1.034 3.52 Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
1.03 3.86 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.027 3.7 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.017 3.85 A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
1.015 3.96 The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
1.007 3.29 Whitewash by Alex Kava
1.003 4.02 Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
0.999 3.37 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
0.995 3.67 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
0.994 4.24 Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
0.991 3.54 Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf
0.982 3.89 The Passage by Justin Cronin
0.979 3.95 Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
0.978 3.64 The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
0.977 3.67 The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
0.976 4.03 The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
0.975 3.71 We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
0.965 3.77 Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
0.964 3.88 A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
0.963 3.91 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
0.962 4.09 The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
0.961 3.41 Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider
0.959 3.64 Origin by Dan Brown
0.958 3.76 My Losing Season by Pat Conroy
0.949 3.63 All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
0.946 4.06 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
0.944 4.23 Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker
0.94 3.5 The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage by Cathi Hanauer
0.936 3.82 Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
0.936 3.92 Nigella Express: Good Food Fast by Nigella Lawson
0.935 3.84 Blackout by Connie Willis
0.932 3.85 Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
0.927 4.1 Gnomes by Wil Huygen
0.927 3.74 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
0.924 4.03 Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
0.918 3.58 The Partner by John Grisham
0.916 3.46 The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
0.912 3.61 The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
0.911 3.35 Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach
0.911 4.12 Little Women / Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
0.909 4.16 From Hell by Alan Moore
0.905 4.12 Everyday Pasta by Giada De Laurentiis
0.905 3.77 Salvador Dali (Big Series Art) by Robert Descharnes
0.903 4.21 The HarperCollins Study Bible by Wayne A. Meeks
0.898 4.18 Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes by Jennifer Segal
0.897 4.03 Room by Emma Donoghue
0.896 4.15 The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
0.896 4.08 Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
0.895 3.96 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
0.891 4.31 The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
0.89 3.85 Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel
0.889 3.97 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts by R. J. Palacio
0.886 3.99 The Grace Year: A Novel by Kim Liggett
0.879 4.22 The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
0.873 3.57 After the Flood by Kassandra Montag
0.873 4.27 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
0.87 3.64 Hour Game by David Baldacci
0.868 3.93 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
0.865 4.14 And Than There Were None by Agatha Christie
0.864 4.11 The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook by Cathy A. Wesler
0.862 3.64 The Art of Deception by Ridley Pearson
0.862 3.73 Deep Fathom by James Rollins
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.86 3.59 You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
0.86 3.94 Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
0.86 4.01 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
0.858 4.15 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
0.857 4.15 Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again by Ina Garten
0.856 4.14 Crossing to Safety by Wallace Earle Stegner
0.851 3.95 A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
0.85 4 Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
0.85 3.82 The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
0.849 3.9 Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
0.848 4.28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.846 4.32 Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
0.845 4.26 Scythe by Neal Shusterman
0.845 3.83 The Secret Place by Tana French
0.843 3.84 Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
0.839 4.19 Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
0.838 3.96 The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
0.831 3.86 The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
0.829 3.97 The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese
0.827 3.95 Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes by Giada De Laurentiis
0.823 4.14 Jamie's Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver
0.821 3.67 Anyone: A Novel by Charles Soule
0.818 3.94 Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
0.815 4.3 How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman
0.815 3.99 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré
0.812 3.8 The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
0.812 4.43 Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour
0.811 4.31 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
0.81 3.85 The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
0.81 4.23 An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
0.809 4.01 The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
0.808 4.05 Winter of the World by Ken Follett
0.807 4.32 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
0.803 3.79 Slow Kill (Kevin Kerney Novels) by Michael McGarrity
0.799 4.23 The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Tradition in English by Sandra M. Gilbert
0.798 3.84 Straight by Dick Francis
0.793 4.11 The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson
0.789 3.85 Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
0.788 3.7 Transcription by Kate Atkinson
0.782 4.19 A History of Art by H. W. Janson
0.779 4.32 The Action Bible by Doug Mauss
0.769 4.4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.768 4.29 Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
0.767 4.07 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
0.758 3.82 The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
0.751 4.39 Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
0.751 4.06 The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
0.749 3.72 Better Homes and Gardens Making a Home by Better Homes and Gardens Books
0.742 4.27 A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
0.74 3.96 House of Spies by Daniel Silva
0.736 3.99 The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
0.733 4.44 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
0.728 4.45 Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
0.726 3.87 Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
0.723 4.32 Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
0.722 4.2 Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
0.722 4.45 Oahu Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Honolulu, Waikiki & Beyond (Oahu Revisited) by Andrew Doughty
0.719 4.18 Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
0.716 3.79 The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel by Jeanne DuPrau
0.711 3.84 The White Darkness by David Grann
0.7 4.38 The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch
0.699 4.03 The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson
0.668 4.34 The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman
0.643 4.64 Emma / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility / Lady Susan by Jane Austen
0.64 3.93 Desperate Measures by Kate Wilhelm
0.63 3.63 The Book of Questions: Love & Sex by Gregory Stock
0.602 3.97 Defense for the Devil by Kate Wilhelm
0.591 4.52 Mike Mulligan and More: Four Classic Stories by Virginia Lee Burton by Virginia Lee Burton