Controversial Books for BenM2023

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

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.375 3.2 The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
1.326 3.33 Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days by Tim LaHaye
1.237 3.26 Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
1.178 3.48 Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
1.153 3.06 Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper -- Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell
1.128 3.78 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.124 3.43 Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
1.101 3.33 I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
1.1 3.57 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
1.096 3.14 The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton
1.086 4.08 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
1.084 4.23 Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
1.078 3.19 Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
1.076 3.62 One Second After by William R. Forstchen
1.07 3.57 Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
1.065 3.75 The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
1.059 3.13 The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
1.056 3.45 City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
1.053 3.62 Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
1.049 3.89 Underworld by Don DeLillo
1.048 3.59 Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
1.047 3.86 The Force by Don Winslow
1.043 3.24 Armada by Ernest Cline
1.039 3.78 Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
1.039 3.93 Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders
1.036 3.43 Ill Will by Dan Chaon
1.036 3.46 The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
1.034 3.79 The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
1.033 3.54 Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
1.028 3.34 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
1.027 3.7 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.02 3.42 Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
1.014 3.78 White Noise by Don DeLillo
1.01 3.97 Red Rising by Pierce Brown
1.008 4.12 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
1.008 3.33 Zone One by Colson Whitehead
1.008 3.53 Satori by Don Winslow
1.007 3.79 The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
1.007 3.66 Savages by Don Winslow
1.007 3.89 The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss
1.006 3.96 Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O'Neill
1.004 3.81 The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
1.004 3.65 The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer
1.001 3.81 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
0.999 3.23 Falling Man by Don DeLillo
0.999 3.92 A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination by Philip Shenon
0.998 3.37 The Circle by Dave Eggers
0.996 3.68 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
0.995 2.69 Hystopia by David Means
0.994 4.07 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
0.991 3.57 The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton
0.987 3.63 The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
0.985 3.89 Verity by Colleen Hoover
0.982 3.88 The Passage by Justin Cronin
0.981 3.67 The Firm {Penguin Readers, Level 5} by John Grisham
0.979 3.82 Enemy of the State by Kyle Mills
0.978 3.36 Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
0.977 3.78 The Sellout by Paul Beatty
0.975 3.46 Isle of Joy by Don Winslow
0.973 3.86 Wanderers: A Novel by Chuck Wendig
0.972 3.89 Stephen King's N. by Marc Guggenheim
0.971 3.74 The Power by Naomi Alderman
0.97 3.6 The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
0.968 3.85 A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
0.968 3.36 Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
0.967 3.56 The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey
0.966 3.79 The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
0.966 3.4 The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro
0.966 3.85 Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
0.965 3.84 Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
0.965 3.68 Darknet by Matthew Mather
0.964 3.44 Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce
0.962 3.87 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
0.96 3.88 The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
0.959 3.45 Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
0.958 3.42 Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
0.956 3.47 Cherry by Nico Walker
0.954 3.38 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
0.953 3.92 Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood
0.953 3.93 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
0.952 3.54 When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
0.952 3.29 The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation by Mark Bowden
0.951 4.07 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
0.951 3.38 The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
0.951 3.72 Normal People by Sally Rooney
0.95 3.88 The Book of Dreams by Nina George
0.948 3.84 A Time to Kill by John Grisham
0.946 4.05 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
0.945 3.65 Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
0.944 4 Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
0.944 3.8 The Kid Stays In The Picture by Robert Evans
0.941 3.85 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
0.939 4.06 The Secret History by Donna Tartt
0.936 3.94 The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
0.936 4.07 The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
0.935 3.98 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
0.935 3.36 A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
0.935 3.52 Artemis by Andy Weir
0.934 3.75 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins
0.933 3.62 The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
0.932 4.03 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
0.932 3.38 Outlaw by Ted Dekker
0.931 3.43 CyberStorm by Matthew Mather
0.93 3.81 The Fireman by Joe Hill
0.928 3.5 The Heavens by Sandra Newman
0.928 3.83 Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz
0.928 3.7 A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet
0.927 3.47 The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
0.926 3.39 The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
0.925 3.67 Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
0.925 3.62 Followers by Megan Angelo
0.924 3.83 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
0.923 3.7 Luster by Raven Leilani
0.922 3.47 Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
0.922 3.81 Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
0.92 3.55 Purity by Jonathan Franzen
0.918 3.55 The Little French Bistro by Nina George
0.918 3.71 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
0.918 4.1 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
0.918 4.07 American Gods {original} by Neil Gaiman
0.918 3.94 Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
0.916 3.71 Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
0.916 3.45 The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
0.914 3.96 The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
0.914 3.63 The Client by John Grisham
0.914 3.73 The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
0.914 3.81 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
0.914 3.63 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
0.912 4.04 Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
0.912 3.85 Libra by Don DeLillo
0.911 3.77 The Lost Daughters of China by Karin Evans
0.911 3.91 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
0.91 3.84 Bird Box by Josh Malerman
0.91 3.7 Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami
0.909 4.15 From Hell by Alan Moore
0.909 3.81 The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David Mitchell
0.908 4.27 The Border by Don Winslow
0.907 3.88 The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag
0.907 3.58 The Last Juror by John Grisham
0.906 3.62 Memorial by Bryan Washington
0.906 3.79 Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
0.905 3.58 The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
0.905 3.96 The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor
0.904 3.54 The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
0.904 3.68 The Collectors by David Baldacci
0.904 4.02 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
0.901 3.83 Doxology by Nell Zink
0.9 4.21 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
0.899 3.38 The Summons by John Grisham
0.898 3.55 The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
0.897 4.03 Room by Emma Donoghue
0.897 3.39 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
0.897 3.94 Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
0.895 4.16 The Giver by Lois Lowry
0.895 3.87 Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara
0.894 4.12 Another Country by James Baldwin
0.894 3.98 Recursion by Blake Crouch
0.894 3.63 New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
0.894 3.78 American War by Omar El Akkad
0.893 4.16 The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
0.892 3.83 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
0.892 3.88 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
0.892 3.76 The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
0.892 3.86 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
0.891 3.77 Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
0.891 3.95 Dark Matter: A Novel by Blake Crouch
0.891 3.75 Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
0.89 3.89 The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
0.89 4.05 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
0.889 3.64 The Resisters by Gish Jen
0.889 3.95 The Alienist by Caleb Carr
0.889 3.95 Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
0.889 3.72 The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
0.887 3.67 The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
0.886 3.87 American Assassin by Vince Flynn
0.885 4.06 The Nix by Nathan Hill
0.885 3.91 Night Fall by Nelson DeMille
0.883 4.15 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
0.88 4.15 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
0.88 3.71 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
0.879 4.05 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
0.878 3.71 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
0.876 3.51 Deep State by Chris Hauty
0.876 3.69 The Chain by Adrian McKinty
0.875 3.6 Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener
0.873 4.21 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
0.873 4.06 The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
0.871 3.77 Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi
0.869 3.92 Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks
0.869 3.93 The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
0.869 4.13 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
0.869 4.17 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
0.867 3.78 Gettysburg by Newt Gingrich
0.867 4.17 A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
0.865 3.83 Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan
0.864 4.01 NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
0.864 3.84 Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
0.864 4.08 My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
0.863 3.52 Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
0.862 4 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.861 4.13 Replay by Ken Grimwood
0.86 3.89 Defending Jacob by William Landay
0.859 4.12 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
0.858 4.17 The Godfather by Mario Puzo
0.855 4.04 The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
0.854 4.14 Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
0.854 3.63 Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson
0.854 3.95 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
0.854 3.81 The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
0.853 4.22 Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
0.853 4.23 1984 by George Orwell
0.853 3.65 The Guest List by Lucy Foley
0.85 4.17 Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
0.849 4.04 The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story by Richard Preston
0.847 3.82 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
0.847 4.05 A Night to Remember by Walter Lord
0.846 3.61 Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
0.846 3.66 The Mirage by Matt Ruff
0.846 3.48 Christ in Concrete by Pietro di Donato
0.845 3.92 Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace
0.844 3.82 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
0.844 3.99 Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
0.844 4.06 Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
0.844 3.96 The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins
0.844 4.2 Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
0.844 4.13 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
0.844 3.82 The Warehouse by Rob Hart
0.843 3.2 Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez
0.842 4.02 The Walking Dead, Volume 01: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman
0.842 3.6 Hangman by Jack Heath
0.841 4.28 The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
0.84 4.21 The Cartel by Don Winslow
0.838 3.81 Seventeen by Hideo Yokoyama
0.837 3.9 The Outsider by Stephen King
0.837 3.95 Knife by Jo Nesbo
0.837 4.04 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
0.836 3.66 The Bitterroots by C. J. Box
0.836 3.25 The Fear Index by Robert Harris
0.836 4.18 Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
0.836 3.59 Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
0.836 3.9 Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
0.835 3.84 Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
0.835 3.86 If it Bleeds by Stephen King
0.835 3.8 Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
0.835 3.5 Wind / Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami
0.834 3.9 Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
0.834 3.92 Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
0.833 4.22 On Writing by Stephen King
0.833 3.61 Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
0.831 3.88 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
0.83 4.29 Night by Elie Wiesel
0.829 4.21 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
0.828 3.79 The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel by Jenny Colgan
0.827 4.27 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
0.826 3.92 The Last Emperox by John Scalzi
0.826 4.24 The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
0.825 4.21 11/22/63 by Stephen King
0.824 3.61 Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
0.824 4 Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby
0.824 3.96 Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
0.823 3.6 The Oracle Year by Charles Soule
0.819 4.18 Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
0.819 3.75 Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
0.818 4.28 The Martian by Andy Weir
0.817 3.98 The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
0.817 4.03 Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
0.815 4.15 Dispatches by Michael Herr
0.813 4.31 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
0.812 4.15 Solitary by Albert Woodfox
0.812 3.3 88 Names by Matt Ruff
0.811 3.96 The North Water by Ian McGuire
0.811 4.44 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
0.81 3.87 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
0.809 4 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
0.807 4.03 Broken by Don Winslow
0.807 3.93 End of Watch by Stephen King
0.806 4.29 American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton
0.805 4.09 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
0.805 4.35 The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
0.803 3.72 1922 by Stephen King
0.803 4.29 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
0.803 3.9 Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
0.802 3.81 The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
0.802 3.6 The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry
0.802 4.27 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
0.799 4.3 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
0.799 3.99 Native American Literature Course Pack by Louise Erdrich
0.797 3.83 Shiloh by Shelby Foote
0.797 4.21 The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
0.796 3.79 My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
0.795 3.94 All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® by Jonathan Abrams
0.795 4 The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
0.794 3.82 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
0.794 4.2 Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
0.793 3.84 A Nearly Normal Family by M. T. Edvardsson
0.792 4.26 Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
0.79 4.12 All the President's Men by Bob Woodward
0.788 4.28 The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
0.788 3.81 Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
0.786 3.91 American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan
0.785 3.65 The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
0.784 4.21 Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
0.783 4.37 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
0.782 3.96 November Road by Lou Berney
0.781 3.89 Hard Cash Valley by Brian Panowich
0.78 3.52 The Strain, Vol. 1 by David Lapham
0.777 4.01 Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson
0.777 3.99 War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans
0.776 3.78 Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
0.775 4.37 Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
0.771 3.99 The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
0.77 4.18 Exhalation by Ted Chiang
0.769 4.27 Circe by Madeline Miller
0.764 3.93 Finders Keepers by Stephen King
0.763 4.08 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
0.758 3.94 Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
0.753 3.91 Lock In by John Scalzi
0.752 4.3 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
0.751 4.27 Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
0.749 4 Full Throttle: Stories by Joe Hill
0.748 3.64 The Book Case by Nelson DeMille
0.747 3.84 Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
0.745 3.77 Suspicion by Joseph Finder
0.738 4.16 Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
0.738 3.62 The End of October by Lawrence Wright
0.737 3.92 Head On by John Scalzi
0.736 3.83 Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum
0.733 4 Long Bright River by Liz Moore
0.73 4.23 The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree
0.728 4.21 The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
0.725 4.26 Deacon King Kong by James McBride
0.725 4.3 On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle by Hampton Sides
0.724 4.25 The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
0.722 3.84 Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
0.718 4.17 The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM by Aljean Harmetz
0.716 4.18 I Am Not Your Negro (film transcript) by James Baldwin
0.711 3.82 The White Darkness by David Grann
0.706 3.8 Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel
0.703 4.39 Gemina by Amie Kaufman
0.703 4.04 Fox 8 {story} by George Saunders
0.701 4.23 The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson
0.7 4.15 The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E. Sanger
0.696 4.41 Indianapolis : The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent
0.687 4.06 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
0.68 4.43 In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
0.643 4.19 Robin by Dave Itzkoff
0.635 4.24 Me: Elton John Official Autobiography by Elton John
0.63 4.05 Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth by Brian Stelter
0.628 4.36 Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
0.626 4.42 Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
0.608 4.27 Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad
0.593 4.26 The Hopkins Manuscript by R. C. Sherriff
0.553 4.56 The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
0.526 4.61 Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff