Controversial Books for Jemalu

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
1.173 3.3 The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
1.169 3.02 The Bible of Clay by Julia Navarro
1.115 3.4 Jane Austen's Guide to Dating by Lauren Henderson
1.094 2.85 The Last Pope by Luís M. Rocha
1.084 3.96 Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.081 3.79 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
1.066 3.69 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
1.057 3.1 Mr. Darcy's Daughters by Elizabeth Pewsey
1.056 3.72 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
1.05 3.96 Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
1.049 3.17 Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.038 3.54 The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini
1.03 3.86 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.026 3.52 The Innocent Man by John Grisham
1.02 3.47 Drood by Dan Simmons
1.012 3.97 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
1.003 4.02 Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
1 3.86 Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.998 3.99 Paradise Lost by John Milton
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.997 3.81 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
0.996 3.37 The Ambler Warning by Robert Ludlum
0.99 3.51 The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0.987 3.51 A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. Blos
0.987 3.77 The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
0.987 3.68 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
0.987 3.25 Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich
0.982 4.38 The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: A True Story of Family and Survival by Jeremy Dronfield
0.969 3.71 Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir by Anna Quindlen
0.968 3.23 The Bookworm: A Novel by Mitch Silver
0.967 3.42 Treasures (Secret Star • Treasures Lost, Treasures Found) by Nora Roberts
0.963 4.12 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
0.963 3.42 The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
0.962 3.78 The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
0.956 3.88 Heidi by Johanna Spyri
0.954 4.13 Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri
0.954 3.66 The Book of Unholy Mischief: A Novel by Elle Newmark
0.952 3.59 The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
0.95 3.75 Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
0.949 3.63 What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
0.948 4.06 King Lear by William Shakespeare
0.944 3.67 The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
0.943 3.92 Dubliners by James Joyce
0.94 3.91 The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
0.94 3.97 Othello by William Shakespeare
0.939 4.02 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
0.938 3.7 The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
0.934 3.94 A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
0.932 3.63 The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
0.931 3.4 The Night Bird by Brian Freeman
0.93 4.08 Inferno by Dante Alighieri
0.926 3.83 The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
0.925 3.47 The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery
0.921 3.8 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
0.921 3.94 On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
0.92 3.14 The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery
0.916 3.81 The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Roland H. Bainton
0.915 3.89 Pope Joan: A Novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross
0.914 3.82 Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
0.914 3.36 The Wish by Gail Carson Levine
0.913 4.12 On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
0.912 3.56 The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
0.911 3.68 The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
0.91 4.09 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
0.908 4.01 The Canterbury Tales [Bantam Classics abridged] by Geoffrey Chaucer
0.904 3.68 The Collectors by David Baldacci
0.904 3.68 A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr.
0.903 3.87 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
0.903 3.85 The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar
0.902 3.88 Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
0.901 3.51 The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
0.899 3.89 The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
0.897 3.81 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
0.895 3.84 Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
0.887 3.66 The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
0.886 4.06 Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
0.884 3.16 JELL-O Girls: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom
0.883 4.28 A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
0.883 3.8 Italian for Beginners by Kristin Harmel
0.88 3.52 Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts
0.874 3.94 The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy
0.874 3.88 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
0.87 4.15 Christy by Catherine Marshall
0.866 3.85 The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
0.862 4 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
0.862 3.48 A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
0.857 3.85 The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel
0.849 3.81 Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession by Craig Childs
0.845 3.86 Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F. Kennedy
0.843 4.23 Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
0.837 4.07 Good Poems by Garrison Keillor
0.837 4.23 Paradise Lost [Norton Critical Edition] by John Milton
0.837 3.93 Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
0.835 3.94 The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
0.835 3.77 The Innocence of Father Brown [and] The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
0.834 3.87 Michelangelo by Howard Hibbard
0.832 3.7 Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
0.83 3.8 The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
0.828 3.73 Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone
0.828 3.76 The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan
0.827 3.47 The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
0.826 4.22 A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
0.821 3.6 The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
0.818 4.04 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
0.805 4.04 The Medical Detectives, Volume 1 by Berton Roueché
0.802 4.05 Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
0.802 4.08 Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
0.801 3.78 Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
0.799 3.72 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
0.798 3.95 Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis
0.789 4.05 The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell
0.787 4.27 I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't): Making the Journey From "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough." by Brené Brown
0.781 3.99 The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
0.779 2.69 Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations by Garson O'Toole
0.769 3.83 An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
0.767 4.19 City of Thieves by David Benioff
0.767 3.88 Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
0.758 4.01 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
0.756 3.7 The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
0.752 4.3 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
0.746 4.01 Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
0.746 4.49 Harry Potter (Books 1-5) by J. K. Rowling
0.742 4.11 La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
0.737 3.66 Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold
0.737 3.51 The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice by Laurel Corona
0.731 3.8 Out of the Night That Covers Me by Pat Cunningham Devoto
0.723 4.31 The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry
0.71 3.88 The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael Blanding
0.7 4.04 A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
0.685 4 The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather
0.683 4.1 The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone
0.676 4.42 The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle
0.658 4.11 The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert