Controversial Books for SamRaddatz

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
1.175 3.48 Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age by Alex Wright
1.165 3.27 The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane
1.152 3.68 How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
1.142 3.74 Milkman by Anna Burns
1.135 3.93 Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgement to Calculation by Joseph Weizenbaum
1.128 3.79 The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.124 3.08 How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
1.117 3.77 A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
1.112 3.62 A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
1.112 3.55 Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics by Nathan Yau
1.111 3.6 Red or Dead by David Peace
1.094 3.54 Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
1.086 4.08 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
1.083 2.96 Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
1.078 3.79 The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
1.073 3.71 After Birth by Elisa Albert
1.069 3.57 The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
1.069 3.85 The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto
1.054 3.02 There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story by Pamela Druckerman
1.05 3.98 Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
1.048 3.59 Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
1.045 4 The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
1.045 3.83 Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
1.041 3.68 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep by Jonathan Crary
1.039 3.95 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
1.033 3.67 The Lover by Marguerite Duras
1.032 3.61 Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
1.029 3.64 The Burnout Society by Byung-Chul Han
1.029 3.62 I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam
1.028 3.69 The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
1.027 3.7 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.027 3.64 Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
1.023 3.5 Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe
1.013 3.57 Orfeo by Richard Powers
1.012 4.02 The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness by Todd Rose
1.012 3.92 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
1.007 4.09 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
1.006 3.96 Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O'Neill
1.005 3.67 Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge
1.003 3.29 Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow
1 3.66 Having and Being Had by Eula Biss
0.999 3.9 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
0.992 4.03 Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
0.989 3.84 The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman
0.989 3.55 The Ballad of a Small Player by Lawrence Osborne
0.989 4.06 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.987 3.96 Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
0.985 3.68 10:04 by Ben Lerner
0.985 3.63 The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins
0.983 3.98 Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
0.982 3.89 The Passage by Justin Cronin
0.979 3.64 Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge
0.979 3.77 Wow, No Thank You: Essays by Samantha Irby
0.978 4.12 The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer
0.977 3.09 To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
0.976 3.99 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
0.976 3.87 Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
0.975 3.69 We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
0.972 3.76 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
0.971 3.6 Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
0.97 3.89 The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
0.969 4.07 Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder
0.963 3.7 Nada by Carmen Laforet
0.96 3.97 Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
0.955 3.55 The First Bad Man by Miranda July
0.955 3.71 I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks by Gina Sheridan
0.954 3.74 Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
0.953 3.89 Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood
0.952 3.78 The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
0.951 4.08 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
0.951 3.67 Night Heron by Adam Brookes
0.951 3.73 Normal People by Sally Rooney
0.95 3.71 No Logo by Naomi Klein
0.948 3.91 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
0.946 4.06 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
0.942 4.13 Nevada by Imogen Binnie
0.942 3.88 In the light of what we know by Zia Haider Rahman
0.94 3.8 Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
0.939 3.61 The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
0.938 3.83 Sula by Toni Morrison
0.938 3.99 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
0.938 3.51 Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
0.935 3.95 The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems by Jef Raskin
0.932 4.02 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
0.931 3.91 Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
0.931 3.76 Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes
0.929 3.85 Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
0.928 3.82 Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz
0.928 3.73 A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet
0.927 3.97 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
0.926 3.91 Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
0.925 3.67 F by Daniel Kehlmann
0.924 4.23 Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
0.924 3.85 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
0.923 3.72 A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High by Ken Corbett
0.923 4.19 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
0.923 3.72 Luster by Raven Leilani
0.923 3.9 Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul T. Mason
0.921 3.95 The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
0.921 4.14 A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
0.92 3.61 A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk
0.92 4.23 A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
0.919 3.69 How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
0.918 4.01 The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
0.917 3.56 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
0.916 3.81 Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
0.915 3.25 The Fever by Megan Abbott
0.914 3.99 Animal Farm by George Orwell
0.911 4.02 Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
0.911 4.05 Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
0.91 3.8 Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
0.909 3.37 Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
0.909 3.82 The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
0.909 4.19 The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
0.908 3.82 Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster
0.907 3.94 Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
0.907 4.02 Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson
0.906 3.72 Memorial by Bryan Washington
0.906 3.71 No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
0.905 3.78 How to Be Both by Ali Smith
0.905 3.58 The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
0.904 3.56 The Vegetarian by Han Kang
0.904 3.91 Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee
0.904 3.59 Modern Information Retrieval by Ricardo Baeza-Yates
0.903 3.98 The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
0.902 3.6 The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis
0.9 4.15 This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein
0.899 3.87 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
0.898 4 The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination by Sarah Schulman
0.898 3.94 The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by Jesse James Garrett
0.897 3.7 Yes Please by Amy Poehler
0.897 3.89 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
0.896 3.74 The Painter by Peter Heller
0.896 3.99 High School by Sara Quin
0.896 4.03 Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
0.895 3.98 The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
0.895 3.94 The UnAmericans: Stories by Molly Antopol
0.894 3.7 Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner
0.893 4.08 The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
0.892 3.87 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
0.888 4.07 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
0.888 3.7 Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
0.887 3.72 The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
0.887 3.95 Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World by Rutger Bregman
0.886 4.13 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.883 3.78 The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
0.883 4 Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brené Brown
0.881 3.85 The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power by Max Boot
0.881 3.59 The Wych Elm by Tana French
0.881 3.76 Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble
0.879 4.2 The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
0.877 3.91 Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
0.877 3.81 Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola
0.875 3.65 Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener
0.874 3.89 Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
0.874 3.7 Florence Gordon by Brian Morton
0.873 4.05 Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath
0.873 4.04 Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry
0.872 3.67 Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research by Mike Kuniavsky
0.871 3.96 Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Louis Rosenfeld
0.87 3.69 Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
0.869 3.68 Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences by Geoffrey C. Bowker
0.868 3.94 Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
0.865 3.64 Life Drawing by Robin Black
0.865 3.79 The Mothers by Brit Bennett
0.864 3.78 One Kick : A Novel by Chelsea Cain
0.86 3.95 Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker
0.86 4.04 Personal History by Katharine Graham
0.859 4.24 Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
0.859 3.69 Some Luck by Jane Smiley
0.859 3.95 Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
0.857 3.85 The Ploughmen: A Novel by Kim Zupan
0.857 3.83 Bossypants by Tina Fey
0.857 3.71 Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata
0.856 3.81 Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
0.853 4.23 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.852 4.36 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
0.85 3.49 To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
0.849 3.43 How to Be Useful: A Beginner's Guide to Not Hating Work by Megan Hustad
0.849 4.3 I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
0.849 3.89 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
0.847 3.87 The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley
0.847 3.6 By Blood by Ellen Ullman
0.845 3.82 The Secret Place by Tana French
0.845 3.95 The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
0.845 3.76 Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr
0.845 3.98 The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
0.845 3.89 Euphoria by Lily King
0.843 4.06 The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West
0.843 4.13 Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
0.842 3.88 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
0.841 3.89 The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
0.841 4.15 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
0.837 3.55 Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti
0.834 4.04 The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
0.831 3.9 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
0.831 4.02 The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
0.831 4.01 An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
0.831 3.43 The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell
0.827 3.67 All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
0.825 4.25 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
0.824 3.71 Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
0.823 3.67 All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
0.822 3.49 The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
0.82 4 Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
0.819 3.78 Severance by Ling Ma
0.818 4.29 Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
0.817 3.86 Rashomon and other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
0.812 4.12 If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
0.811 3.66 Miami and the Siege of Chicago by Norman Mailer
0.811 4.44 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
0.809 4.22 Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
0.809 4.31 The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
0.807 3.91 Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
0.807 3.73 Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
0.806 4.25 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
0.805 4.09 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
0.805 3.7 Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
0.803 4.23 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
0.803 4.29 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
0.802 4.27 About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper
0.801 4.18 How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
0.801 4.15 Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones
0.794 3.81 Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein
0.788 4.16 Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
0.785 3.72 Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
0.784 4.2 Palestine by Joe Sacco
0.782 3.55 Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel by Walter Mosley
0.78 4.47 Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John Lewis
0.779 4.09 Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning
0.779 3.71 Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari
0.778 4.12 Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
0.778 4.29 "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power
0.776 4.37 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
0.775 4.17 The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner
0.772 4.14 Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine
0.769 4.07 Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Volume--Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; City of Illusions by Ursula K. Le Guin
0.769 3.74 Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford
0.767 4.09 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
0.766 3.8 The Children Act by Ian McEwan
0.765 4.23 Still Alice by Lisa Genova
0.764 3.88 The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World by Patrik Svensson
0.763 4.15 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
0.761 4.15 The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni
0.76 4.08 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
0.759 3.81 The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov
0.756 4.29 Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
0.752 4.31 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
0.752 3.94 The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu
0.751 4.43 The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page
0.745 3.87 Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
0.744 3.92 Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
0.739 4.09 Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges
0.738 3.67 We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper
0.734 4.05 We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang
0.732 4.58 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
0.73 4.15 Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America by Matt Taibbi
0.725 4.25 Deacon King Kong by James McBride
0.724 4.24 Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong
0.722 4.02 She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
0.721 4.32 These Truths: a History of the United States by Jill Lepore
0.72 4.23 Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
0.716 3.99 The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren
0.713 4.47 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
0.706 4.31 White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
0.698 4.24 Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
0.698 4.17 Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow
0.695 4.56 Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
0.691 4.49 So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
0.687 4.3 Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America by Christopher Wylie
0.687 4.32 One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
0.687 4.07 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
0.686 4.47 Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
0.679 4.44 Becoming by Michelle Obama
0.679 4.19 The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
0.676 4.3 King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
0.669 4.44 The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
0.666 4.35 When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
0.664 4.17 Information Anxiety 2 (Hayden/Que) by Richard Saul Wurman
0.654 4.54 The Mathematical Theory of Communication by Claude E Shannon
0.653 3.9 Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston
0.653 4.46 March: Book One by John Lewis
0.644 4.06 We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride
0.64 4.16 Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly
0.627 4.21 Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD
0.612 4.11 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk
0.605 4.25 You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane
0.583 4.56 March: Book Two by John Lewis
0.58 4.62 James Baldwin: Collected Essays, Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, The Devil Finds Work, Other Essays by James Baldwin
0.552 3.81 Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown
0.511 4.66 March: Book Three by John Lewis
0.511 3.98 Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America by Samhita Mukhopadhyay