Controversial Books for hanina2

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
1.207 3.48 Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt
1.206 4.03 Ulysses by James Joyce
1.169 2.55 Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
1.158 3.17 Picasso: Creator and Destroyer by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
1.15 3.1 The Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen
1.113 3.65 A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius and Mistakes We Knew We Were Making by Dave Eggers
1.09 3.88 To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
1.086 3.9 Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art by Susanne K. Langer
1.076 3.13 Eva Trout by Elizabeth Bowen
1.076 3.48 Other Women by Lisa Alther
1.068 3.14 The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
1.067 3.33 The Country Life by Rachel Cusk
1.065 3.9 Beloved by Toni Morrison
1.061 3.68 The Music Room: A Novel by Dennis McFarland
1.056 3.61 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
1.05 3.36 Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris
1.048 3.29 Almost a Bride by Jane Feather
1.046 3.57 In the Beauty of the Lilies by John Updike
1.045 3.46 Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie
1.042 3.26 Passion Play by Jerzy Kosiński
1.042 3.59 The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein
1.042 3.7 Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
1.04 3.46 Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
1.037 3.63 Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving
1.036 3.87 The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
1.032 3.39 Asking for Trouble: A Novel by Elizabeth Young
1.031 3.87 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
1.03 3.8 Ghost Light: A Memoir by Frank Rich
1.029 3.51 The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
1.028 3.06 Wifey by Judy Blume
1.028 3.35 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
1.028 3.67 Weekend Warriors by Fern Michaels
1.027 3.7 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.027 3.22 Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell
1.024 3.52 More Die of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow
1.023 3.87 Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
1.022 3.86 Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
1.021 3.68 Herzog by Saul Bellow
1.021 3.58 Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
1.021 3.65 The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
1.02 3.55 Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
1.02 3.15 Marrying Mom by Olivia Goldsmith
1.018 3.5 Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
1.018 3.84 Endgame / Act Without Words by Samuel Beckett
1.016 3.58 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
1.015 3.9 Two Under the Indian Sun by Jon Godden
1.013 3.56 The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
1.012 3.6 Aristotle for Everybody : Difficult Thought Made Easy by Mortimer J. Adler
1.01 4.18 Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts
1.006 3.86 The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
1.004 4.13 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
1.003 4.11 Barchester Towers / The Warden by Anthony Trollope
1.002 3.34 Wired: The Short Life & Fast Times of John Belushi by Bob Woodward
1.002 3.52 The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer
1 3.06 Memories of the Ford Administration by John Updike
0.999 3.83 Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin
0.999 3.94 Three Tragedies by Federico Garcia Lorca
0.998 3.61 Old Times by Harold Pinter
0.997 3.99 Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
0.996 3.67 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
0.995 3.52 Little Birds by Anaïs Nin
0.993 3.86 Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play by David Mamet
0.993 4.11 A Dictionary of Symbols by J. E. Cirlot
0.991 3.9 Messages From My Father: A Memoir by Calvin Trillin
0.989 3.58 Couples by John Updike
0.989 3.41 The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
0.988 3.17 All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
0.987 3.94 Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
0.987 3.43 Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott
0.986 3.95 Yiddish with Dick and Jane by Ellis Weiner
0.985 3.6 Three Junes by Julia Glass
0.984 3.94 Beach Music by Pat Conroy
0.984 3.35 A Spy in the House of Love by Anaïs Nin
0.983 3.62 The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier
0.983 3.45 Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
0.981 3.55 Saturday Morning Murder by Batya Gur
0.981 3.71 Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
0.979 3.76 Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
0.977 3.44 My Life by Bill Clinton
0.974 3.87 The Vagabond by Colette
0.974 3.96 The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
0.97 3.6 King's Oak by Anne Rivers Siddons
0.968 3.61 On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
0.967 3.73 Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
0.967 3.02 Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
0.966 3.92 American Pastoral by Philip Roth
0.963 3.27 Where or When by Anita Shreve
0.963 3.82 The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
0.959 3.84 Tales of Ordinary Madness by Charles Bukowski
0.958 3.78 The Last Trial by Scott Turow
0.958 3.87 The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
0.956 4.03 The Iliad by Homer
0.956 4.01 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
0.953 3.57 Money, Money, Money by Ed McBain
0.953 3.64 Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
0.949 3.32 Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
0.948 4.02 Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen
0.948 3.66 For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories by Nathan Englander
0.945 4.07 City Boy by Herman Wouk
0.944 3.65 The Maracot Deep by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.943 4.17 Into the Woods (Libretto) by Stephen Sondheim
0.942 4.13 Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
0.941 3.72 Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
0.938 3.75 Self-Consciousness by John Updike
0.938 3.73 Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti
0.938 3.97 Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
0.936 3.85 The Human Stain by Philip Roth
0.935 4.23 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
0.935 3.37 A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
0.935 3.52 The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
0.935 4 On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman
0.935 3.77 Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola
0.933 3.29 How to Clean Practically Anything by The Editors of Consumer Reports
0.933 3.46 Primary Colors by Joe Klein
0.931 3.9 The Counterlife by Philip Roth
0.93 3.19 Smart Women by Judy Blume
0.93 3.51 Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
0.93 4.08 Inferno by Dante Alighieri
0.926 3.68 Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
0.926 3.44 Original Sins by Lisa Alther
0.926 3.4 Reservation Road (Vintage Contemporaries) by John Burnham Schwartz
0.926 3.84 Lit by Mary Karr
0.924 2.9 Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont
0.924 4 The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
0.922 4.08 Collected Stories by Isaac Babel
0.921 3.21 Any Place I Hang My Hat by Susan Isaacs
0.92 4.11 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
0.92 3.41 Marry Me: A Romance by John Updike
0.92 4.19 Middlemarch by George Eliot
0.92 3.75 Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
0.918 3.98 What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
0.917 3.83 Tracks by Louise Erdrich
0.916 3.75 The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
0.916 3.5 Intuition by Allegra Goodman
0.915 3.43 Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
0.913 3.68 The Forgotten by Faye Kellerman
0.91 4.25 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0.91 4.02 You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
0.91 3.88 Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons
0.91 3.76 Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow
0.91 3.78 The Air-Conditioned Nightmare by Henry Miller
0.91 4.1 The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
0.91 3.8 Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
0.909 4.13 The Iliad / The Odyssey by Homer
0.909 3.65 The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
0.908 3.76 Speedboat by Renata Adler
0.908 4.27 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
0.903 3.92 The Diaries of Jane Somers by Doris Lessing
0.902 4.02 Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
0.899 3.26 Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
0.899 3.94 The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies
0.898 3.37 The Desert Rose : A Novel by Larry McMurtry
0.898 3.66 American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
0.897 4.28 Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
0.896 4.11 Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott
0.896 3.95 The Plague by Albert Camus
0.895 4.02 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
0.894 3.82 Bolo: Annals of the Dinochrome Brigade by Keith Laumer
0.893 3.71 Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters
0.893 3.95 Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
0.891 3.55 Isabel's Bed by Elinor Lipman
0.89 3.82 Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
0.89 3.95 Empire Falls by Richard Russo
0.889 3.97 Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
0.887 3.91 The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
0.886 3.74 Bullet Park by John Cheever
0.885 3.94 Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
0.884 3.62 Cimarron by Edna Ferber
0.884 4.13 The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
0.884 3.6 Picasso by Gertrude Stein
0.884 3.48 Love, Again by Doris Lessing
0.883 3.72 Summer by Edith Wharton
0.883 3.93 Captains and the Kings: The Story of an American Dynasty by Taylor Caldwell
0.882 4.23 The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
0.88 3.71 The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch
0.878 3.6 Bad Love by Jonathan Kellerman
0.877 3.78 The American Dream and The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
0.876 4.13 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
0.873 3.55 The Thinking Reed by Rebecca West
0.872 4.17 Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette
0.869 3.64 The Vendetta Defense by Lisa Scottoline
0.868 3.32 Reversible Errors by Scott Turow
0.865 4.15 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
0.863 3.64 N Is for Noose by Sue Grafton
0.863 3.61 A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
0.862 3.96 The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
0.862 4 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
0.862 3.93 Lost Horizon by James Hilton
0.86 3.87 Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler
0.86 4.04 Straight Man by Richard Russo
0.859 3.15 Best Friends by Martha Moody
0.858 3.91 The Longings of Women by Marge Piercy
0.857 3.57 The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
0.857 3.62 Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks
0.856 4.14 Crossing to Safety by Wallace Earle Stegner
0.856 3.85 The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
0.854 3.81 The Professor's House by Willa Cather
0.854 3.71 The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
0.853 3.95 Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.851 4.22 Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
0.847 3.98 Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
0.847 3.68 In Favor of the Sensitive Man, and Other Essays by Anaïs Nin
0.846 3.92 Fierce Attachments: A Memoir by Vivian Gornick
0.844 3.86 A Long and Happy Life by Reynolds Price
0.844 4.28 Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
0.844 3.68 Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
0.844 3.59 The Dean's December by Saul Bellow
0.844 3.83 Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams
0.836 3.95 Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin
0.836 4.07 What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
0.835 3.99 From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman
0.831 4.38 Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke
0.83 3.57 Reading My Father: A Memoir by Alexandra Styron
0.829 3.88 Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
0.828 3.69 The Second Chair by John Lescroart
0.827 3.65 Partner in Crime by J. A. Jance
0.826 3.85 Last Friends by Jane Gardam
0.825 4.12 The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde
0.824 3.81 Homeric Hymns by Homer
0.824 3.83 Easy riders, raging bulls : how the sex-drugs-and-rock 'n' roll generation saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind
0.822 4.01 A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson
0.822 4.19 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
0.821 3.79 The Hearing by John Lescroart
0.82 3.5 Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill by Thomas P. O'Neill
0.819 3.95 The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London
0.818 4.01 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
0.818 3.93 Euripides IV: Rhesus / The Suppliant Women / Orestes / Iphigenia in Aulis (The Complete Greek Tragedies) (Vol 6) by Εὐριπίδης
0.817 3.44 Ride a Pale Horse by Helen MacInnes
0.811 4.45 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
0.808 3.66 The World Without You by Joshua Henkin
0.808 2.99 Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss
0.807 4.27 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
0.807 3.77 The All of It by Jeannette Haien
0.807 4.5 Time Regained by Marcel Proust
0.807 4.17 Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
0.804 3.29 The Actual by Saul Bellow
0.803 3.64 The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
0.803 3.25 The Brambles by Eliza Minot
0.803 3.79 The Good Husband by Gail Godwin
0.801 3.98 The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly
0.8 3.74 Serpent's Tooth by Faye Kellerman
0.8 3.16 The Last Resort by Alison Lurie
0.795 3.87 A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch
0.794 3.92 He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope
0.79 3.3 Caroline's Daughters by Alice Adams
0.79 4.28 Many Moons by James Thurber
0.788 3.54 Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater by Frank Bruni
0.784 4.19 The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
0.78 4.33 Just Above My Head by James Baldwin
0.776 3.43 The Titian Committee by Iain Pears
0.774 3.89 Hedda Gabler / Pillars Of The Community / The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
0.771 3.82 Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George
0.77 4.15 The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padraic Colum
0.77 3.88 Turn, Magic Wheel by Dawn Powell
0.768 4.28 Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson
0.765 4.02 Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
0.761 4.18 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
0.761 3.46 Shelley also known as Shirley by Shelley Winters
0.76 3.93 Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
0.755 4.12 The Second Tree from the Corner by E. B. White
0.751 3.6 The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever
0.751 4.01 The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
0.75 3.86 The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell
0.745 3.58 Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them by Frank Langella
0.744 4.32 The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll
0.737 3.78 Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
0.736 3.18 Blue River by Ethan Canin
0.734 4.14 Harvey [play] by Mary Chase
0.73 4.08 Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
0.722 3.95 Intern by Doctor X
0.706 4.04 Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson
0.702 4.19 Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
0.7 4.41 The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll
0.699 3.45 Myths of the Greeks and Romans by Michael Grant
0.697 3.79 Dry Bones that Dream by Peter Robinson
0.697 3.78 Rumpole Misbehaves by John Mortimer
0.694 3.95 Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
0.691 4.06 Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner by Wallace Stegner
0.69 4.31 Greek: An Intensive Course by Hardy Hansen
0.687 3.9 Too Far to Go: The Maples Stories by John Updike
0.679 3.82 Family Man by Calvin Trillin
0.624 4.22 Grooks 1 by Piet Hein
0.614 3.73 Down All the Days by Christy Brown
0.605 4.58 The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg
0.59 3.76 Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon
0.586 4.25 Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum
0.554 4.05 Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years by David Litt