Controversial Books for KateASaunders

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
1.197 3.07 Intimacy and Midnight All Day: A Novel and Stories by Hanif Kureishi
1.179 3.24 The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting by Joshua Piven
1.167 2.94 Spadework by Timothy Findley
1.155 3.48 A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
1.14 3.57 Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.119 3.32 Hater by David Moody
1.111 2.98 An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
1.097 2.73 Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
1.094 3.54 Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
1.093 2.8 Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.066 3.42 The Society of Others by William Nicholson
1.065 3.9 Beloved by Toni Morrison
1.058 3.32 Jewel by Bret Lott
1.054 3.45 Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
1.042 3.35 Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
1.038 3.62 The Troop by Craig Davidson
1.033 3.62 Unless by Carol Shields
1.028 3.42 Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
1.023 3.37 The Anatomist by Federico Andahazi
1.017 3.44 Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
1.014 3.66 Isle of Passion by Laura Restrepo
1.013 4.11 House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.007 4.1 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
1.007 3.45 The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
1.005 3.61 We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
1.001 3.17 The Tesseract by Alex Garland
0.998 3.96 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0.998 3.24 Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
0.997 3.92 Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
0.997 3.99 Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
0.996 3.43 Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
0.996 3.93 Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernières
0.99 3.94 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
0.99 3.63 The Riders by Tim Winton
0.99 3.86 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
0.989 4.06 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.989 3.63 The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
0.981 3.57 A Son of the Circus by John Irving
0.979 3.84 Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
0.978 3.78 The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values by Sam Harris
0.977 3.67 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
0.972 3.6 Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
0.968 3.61 On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
0.968 3.74 Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
0.967 3.85 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
0.962 3.5 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
0.959 3.94 In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
0.959 3.51 The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
0.957 3.88 White Oleander by Janet Fitch
0.957 3.7 The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
0.956 4 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
0.955 3.64 On Beauty by Zadie Smith
0.955 3.86 Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
0.949 3.61 The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
0.949 3.61 Glue by Irvine Welsh
0.948 3.61 Zorro by Isabel Allende
0.947 3.35 The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
0.947 3.69 The River of No Return: a Novel by Bee Ridgway
0.946 3.55 The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
0.945 3.11 The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith
0.943 3.97 The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
0.942 3.63 White Apples by Jonathan Carroll
0.942 3.88 The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
0.941 3.2 The Fourth Hand by John Irving
0.935 3.94 The Love of a Good Woman: Stories by Alice Munro
0.934 3.37 Ecstasy by Irvine Welsh
0.933 3.36 The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
0.932 4 Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
0.931 3.86 Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
0.93 3.88 The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison
0.928 4.07 Blindness by José Saramago
0.928 3.64 The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
0.928 3.74 A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet
0.927 3.93 The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
0.926 3.75 Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare
0.924 3.6 Summer of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews
0.923 3.39 Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland
0.923 4.19 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
0.921 3.93 On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
0.92 4.11 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
0.92 4.03 Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler
0.919 3.76 The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs
0.919 4.06 The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
0.917 3.37 Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
0.917 3.47 The Acid House by Irvine Welsh
0.916 3.56 Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
0.916 3.97 Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
0.914 3.86 Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
0.914 3.96 The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
0.911 4.28 The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
0.909 3.86 The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
0.909 3.46 A World Elsewhere by Wayne Johnston
0.908 3.44 Shade by Neil Jordan
0.908 3.93 All the Names by José Saramago
0.908 4.03 The Moral Animal : Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright
0.907 4.09 The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
0.907 3.74 Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore
0.904 3.72 The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels
0.9 3.52 Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
0.899 3.75 Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey
0.898 4.06 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
0.896 3.61 Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch
0.896 3.82 Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert
0.896 3.88 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
0.894 3.58 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
0.892 3.86 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
0.888 3.68 The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes by Dean H. Hamer
0.886 3.66 My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas and Helen Edwards' Family Story by Jenny Lee Smith
0.884 4.11 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
0.883 3.68 Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
0.882 3.48 The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians by Caleb Carr
0.881 3.76 When in Rome by Robert J. Hutchinson
0.88 4.27 Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano
0.877 3.96 How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
0.877 3.55 The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
0.872 4.13 Natural history of the senses by Diane Ackerman
0.87 3.83 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
0.87 3.34 Darwinia: A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century by Robert Charles Wilson
0.869 3.99 The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson
0.869 3.78 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
0.868 3.73 The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
0.867 3.91 Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
0.863 3.89 When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
0.862 4.08 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
0.861 3.68 Dreamland by Kevin Baker
0.86 3.88 Small Island by Andrea Levy
0.86 4.04 Straight Man by Richard Russo
0.86 3.81 Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
0.859 3.7 Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
0.859 3.42 The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century by John Brockman
0.853 3.76 The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
0.852 3.9 A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
0.852 4.05 A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
0.85 3.82 A Scientific Romance by Ronald Wright
0.85 3.9 City of Darkness, City of Light by Marge Piercy
0.849 4.14 Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
0.849 3.89 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
0.848 3.53 The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston
0.847 3.7 The Innocent by Ian McEwan
0.84 3.74 Complicity by Iain Banks
0.835 3.44 The Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut
0.835 3.84 Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
0.834 4.27 The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
0.831 4.17 The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal by M. Mitchell Waldrop
0.826 3.89 I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
0.825 3.88 Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
0.824 3.76 Bliss by Zülfü Livaneli
0.824 4.36 A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
0.815 4.01 Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan
0.814 4 The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
0.812 4.09 Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
0.81 3.67 The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood
0.804 3.97 The Trespasser by Tana French
0.799 4.2 Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
0.799 3.59 The Island Walkers by John Bemrose
0.789 3.99 The Facts of Life by Graham Joyce
0.785 4.08 Curse of The Narrows: The Halifax Disaster of 1917 by Laura M. Mac Donald
0.784 3.84 How to Pronounce Knife: Stories by Souvankham Thammavongsa
0.782 3.71 About the Author by John Colapinto
0.778 3.43 The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla
0.776 3.98 The Story of the Night by Colm Tóibín
0.776 3.88 Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets
0.772 4.27 Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
0.767 3.96 Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
0.766 4.31 The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
0.766 3.8 The Children Act by Ian McEwan
0.757 4.15 The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
0.755 4.1 An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks
0.747 4.3 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
0.735 4.38 Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
0.735 3.82 Eva's Cousin (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Sibylle Knauss
0.724 3.81 The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake by Samuel Bawlf
0.713 4.03 Empire of Silver by Conn Iggulden
0.713 4.2 Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
0.699 3.66 Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes
0.681 4.07 North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunrise Person
0.666 3.13 The Hunt Club by Bret Lott
0.497 4.05 Unfeeling by Ian Holding