Controversial Books for Tara_Kelly

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
1.087 3.03 The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
0.966 3.53 Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller
0.961 3.61 The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
0.953 4.13 Sophie's Choice by William Styron
0.949 3.66 Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
0.946 3.52 The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
0.933 3.54 The Women by T. C. Boyle
0.923 3.67 Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
0.908 3.51 The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
0.89 3.84 Life by Keith Richards
0.881 3.85 On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry
0.88 4.15 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
0.879 3.8 The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
0.865 3.7 The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
0.862 3.96 The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
0.861 3.71 The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
0.859 3.96 Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
0.854 4.15 Just Kids by Patti Smith
0.849 3.55 Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
0.827 3.94 Zelda: A Biography by Nancy Milford
0.825 4.21 11/22/63 by Stephen King
0.819 3.7 The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass
0.814 3.15 A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd
0.811 3.7 The Submission by Amy Waldman
0.798 3.96 The Untouchable by John Banville
0.735 3.94 This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone by Melissa Coleman
0.709 3.91 Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties by Marion Meade
0.703 4.35 Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade by Justin Spring