Controversial Books for ChetBowers

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

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.299 3.45 This Bright River by Patrick Somerville
1.204 3.11 Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Jr. Ron Currie
1.126 3.93 Me Again by Keith Cronin
1.103 3.03 The Quest by Nelson DeMille
1.101 3.53 The Driver: A Novel by Hart Hanson
1.1 3.44 The Director by David Ignatius
1.098 3.5 A Nasty Piece of Work by Robert Littell
1.091 2.73 Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down: A Novel by Anne Valente
1.073 3.21 Hotels of North America by Rick Moody
1.069 3.66 The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker
1.059 3.96 I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
1.057 3.21 Andrew's Brain by E. L. Doctorow
1.05 3.65 Oliver Loving: A Novel by Stefan Merrill Block
1.04 3.08 Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush
1.033 3.37 The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
1.03 3.06 Layover by David Bell
1.029 3.51 About Grace by Anthony Doerr
1.014 3.27 The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver
1.01 3.4 True Believers by Kurt Andersen
1.009 3.9 Radio Free Vermont: A fable of resistance by Bill McKibben
1.007 3.24 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks
1.007 3.83 The Last Pilot: A Novel by Benjamin Johncock
1.002 3.45 The Reckoning by John Grisham
1 3.08 Jericho's Fall by Stephen L. Carter
0.994 3.68 The Deserter by Nelson DeMille
0.992 3.72 Blame by Jeff Abbott
0.992 3.31 The Apartment by Greg Baxter
0.991 3.55 The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton
0.989 3.25 A Thousand Pardons by Jonathan Dee
0.985 3.68 10:04 by Ben Lerner
0.985 3.36 The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone
0.98 3.67 The Paladin by David Ignatius
0.979 3.49 Truth Like the Sun by Jim Lynch
0.977 3.67 The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
0.976 3.69 The Panther by Nelson DeMille
0.974 3.94 Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey
0.969 3.69 The Good Father by Noah Hawley
0.965 3.66 May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes
0.965 3.83 Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
0.962 3.86 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
0.961 3.7 Descent by Tim Johnston
0.958 3.8 The Last Trial by Scott Turow
0.954 3.37 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
0.952 3.08 Getaway by Lisa Brackmann
0.952 3.56 The Travelers by Chris Pavone
0.951 3.49 The Plotters by Un-su Kim
0.951 3.75 Normal People by Sally Rooney
0.948 3.78 Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
0.945 3.64 Canada by Richard Ford
0.942 3.39 The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
0.942 3.33 Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
0.941 3.56 The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
0.939 3.73 Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
0.937 2.95 Private Citizens: A Novel by Tony Tulathimutte
0.937 3.39 Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
0.936 3.72 The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan
0.935 3.37 A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
0.935 3.73 The Collective: A Novel by Don Lee
0.931 3.45 All You Could Ask For: A Novel by Mike Greenberg
0.931 2.94 Notes from the Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone
0.929 3.35 Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham
0.929 3.48 Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
0.928 3.67 Schroder by Amity Gaige
0.928 3.28 New Waves by Kevin Nguyen
0.928 3.54 The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
0.924 2.9 Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont
0.924 3.88 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
0.922 3.75 Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
0.92 3.39 Double Blind by Iris Johansen
0.92 3.72 At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón
0.92 3.59 Anonymous Sources by Mary Louise Kelly
0.918 3.43 The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann
0.916 3.46 The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
0.915 3.02 The Dead Do Not Improve by Jay Caspian Kang
0.914 3.78 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
0.914 3.63 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
0.911 3.66 The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
0.911 3.81 Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
0.91 3.46 The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man: A Novel by Jonas Jonasson
0.905 3.21 Five Days by Douglas Kennedy
0.904 3.97 The Bear by Andrew Krivak
0.902 3.83 Life or Death by Michael Robotham
0.901 3.74 Hikikomori and the Rental Sister: A Novel by Jeff Backhaus
0.901 3.09 We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler
0.901 3.36 Identical by Scott Turow
0.901 3.79 A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
0.9 3.47 What Happened to Sophie Wilder by Christopher Beha
0.897 3.9 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
0.896 3.74 The Painter by Peter Heller
0.895 3.57 The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
0.895 3.64 Fobbit by David Abrams
0.894 4.23 And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella by Fredrik Backman
0.892 3.83 We Are Water by Wally Lamb
0.892 3.76 The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
0.89 3.54 So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood by Patrick Modiano
0.889 3.77 Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick
0.886 3.53 Camino Island: A Novel by John Grisham
0.883 4.16 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
0.883 3.9 Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
0.883 3.35 Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
0.881 3.66 The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
0.88 4.2 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
0.879 3.47 The Expats by Chris Pavone
0.875 3.66 Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener
0.875 3.55 The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin
0.875 3.28 Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson
0.872 3.49 Camino Winds by John Grisham
0.868 3.88 Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
0.866 4 Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich
0.866 3.97 Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
0.865 3.76 The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding
0.862 3.75 How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
0.861 3.66 Three Days and a Life by Pierre Lemaitre
0.858 3.12 The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt
0.858 3.89 Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
0.858 3.94 The Guardians: A Novel by John Grisham
0.857 3.61 The Illegal: A Novel by Lawrence Hill
0.856 3.7 The Innocent by Harlan Coben
0.856 3.89 Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
0.853 4.1 The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker
0.853 3.88 How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
0.852 4.07 The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
0.851 3.42 The Widow by Fiona Barton
0.851 3.52 The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
0.849 3.32 The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson
0.849 3.89 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
0.848 3.62 Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
0.847 3.82 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
0.847 3.62 By Blood by Ellen Ullman
0.846 3.69 The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
0.845 3.97 Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews
0.844 3.86 The Warehouse by Rob Hart
0.843 4.02 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
0.843 4.18 Beartown by Fredrik Backman
0.842 3.72 Walk the Wire by David Baldacci
0.842 3.59 You Disappear by Christian Jungersen
0.841 3.1 The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein
0.841 3.93 This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
0.841 3.66 The Racketeer by John Grisham
0.84 3.72 You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames
0.84 3.79 The Falling Woman by Richard Farrell
0.84 4.19 The Cartel by Don Winslow
0.84 3.88 Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
0.838 3.87 Conclave by Robert Harris
0.838 3.79 One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
0.837 3.9 The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
0.836 3.43 Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker
0.835 3.67 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
0.834 3.92 Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
0.833 3.76 Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll
0.829 4.26 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
0.827 3.84 The God's Eye View by Barry Eisler
0.824 3.5 The Vanishing Act: A Novel by Mette Jakobsen
0.823 3.61 The Oracle Year: A Novel by Charles Soule
0.823 3.59 The Accident by Chris Pavone
0.821 3.82 The Forgotten by David Baldacci
0.821 3.96 Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
0.819 3.78 Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
0.814 3.36 Ways to Hide in Winter by Sarah St.Vincent
0.809 3.97 The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni
0.809 4.03 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
0.807 3.36 Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones
0.807 3.54 Gemini by Carol Cassella
0.805 3.94 Sycamore Row by John Grisham
0.805 4.11 All That is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon
0.803 4.29 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
0.799 4 Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
0.799 3.79 The Land of Steady Habits: A Novel by Ted Thompson
0.797 4.06 The Last Mile by David Baldacci
0.793 3.83 Scrublands by Chris Hammer
0.792 3.87 The Wife and the Widow by Christian White
0.791 3.54 The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
0.79 3.71 Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
0.785 3.93 Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick
0.783 4.03 Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
0.78 3.39 In Between Days by Andrew Porter
0.779 3.84 King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
0.775 3.76 Sutton by J. R. Moehringer
0.771 3.46 Full Disclosure by Beverley Mclachlin
0.77 3.78 Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
0.769 3.73 City of Windows: A Novel (Lucas Page) by Robert Pobi
0.768 4.03 The Motion of the Body Through Space by Lionel Shriver
0.768 3.76 You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt
0.764 3.95 The Target by David Baldacci
0.763 4.1 The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal
0.763 3.99 One Good Deed by David Baldacci
0.763 3.91 Chances Are… by Richard Russo
0.752 4.01 The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields
0.751 3.78 The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
0.749 2.72 Bradstreet Gate by Robin Kirman
0.748 3.7 Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter
0.745 3.71 Her Every Fear: A Novel by Peter Swanson
0.741 3.86 Truth in Advertising: A Novel by John Kenney
0.74 3.72 Woman with a Gun: A Novel by Phillip Margolin
0.738 4.03 The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
0.738 3.62 The End of October by Lawrence Wright
0.733 4.06 The Answer Is . . .: Reflections On My Life by Alex Trebek
0.732 4.05 A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America by Philip Rucker
0.727 3.74 A Million Heavens by John Brandon
0.723 3.9 Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman
0.721 4.48 Wonder by R. J. Palacio
0.717 3.88 Ties by Domenico Starnone
0.712 3.46 Like Family by Paolo Giordano
0.703 3.76 The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan
0.701 3.91 North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek
0.695 3.89 Waiting for Eden: A novel by Elliot Ackerman
0.69 3.85 Black Fridays by Michael Sears
0.69 3.67 The Parade: A novel by Dave Eggers
0.685 4.08 The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens
0.675 3.67 The Unknowns: A Novel by Gabriel Roth
0.674 3.26 Last Winter We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura
0.666 4.07 The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens
0.652 3.82 Guilty Minds by Joseph Finder
0.646 3.73 The Take by Christopher Reich
0.638 3.71 Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs
0.602 4.1 The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney
0.586 3.83 The Prince of Risk by Christopher Reich
0.573 3.83 Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando
0.573 4.39 Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House by Rachel Maddow
0.552 4.02 The Deceivers by Alex Berenson
0.549 3.99 The Longest Night by Andria Williams
0.547 3.95 Invasion of Privacy by Christopher Reich
0.536 3.59 The Governor's Wife: A novel by Michael Harvey
0.499 4.04 The Stolen Ones by Owen Laukkanen
0.422 4.11 The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller