Controversial Books for hollyphoenix777

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
1.27 3.28 Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
1.207 3.47 Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (Penguin Classics) by Samuel Richardson
1.202 3.41 Dragon's Time by Anne McCaffrey
1.165 3.53 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.16 3.8 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.159 4.01 The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
1.158 3.35 The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1.147 3.59 What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff
1.142 3.69 Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.14 3.4 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
1.136 3.57 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
1.117 3.77 A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
1.101 3.42 The Family Reunion by T. S. Eliot
1.1 3.56 The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings [Norton Critical Edition] by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1.09 3.64 Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
1.08 3.89 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.078 3.85 Untamed by Glennon Doyle
1.077 3.89 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
1.074 3.78 Iced by Karen Marie Moning
1.073 3.5 The Favoured Child by Philippa Gregory
1.07 3.29 Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress by Daniel Defoe
1.069 3.53 Sky Dragons by Anne McCaffrey
1.066 3.64 StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
1.066 3.69 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
1.065 3.83 Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
1.062 3.74 Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier
1.058 3.65 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
1.055 3.38 The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
1.054 3.75 A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St Clair
1.053 3.88 Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
1.052 3.06 The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
1.048 3.82 Great Expectations [Norton Critical Edition] by Charles Dickens
1.043 3.51 Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
1.036 3.47 The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
1.034 3.77 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.034 3.7 Strands of Starlight by Gael Baudino
1.032 3.79 Caraval by Stephanie Garber
1.025 3.63 McTeague: A Story of San Francisco by Frank Norris
1.021 4.12 Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
1.02 3.61 Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
1.019 3.78 These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
1.019 3.75 Year One by Nora Roberts
1.016 3.61 Midnight Thief, Book 1 Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
1.012 3.81 Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
1.011 3.91 Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
1.008 4.17 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
1.008 3.89 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
1.008 3.41 The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary by Carlos Castillo
1.007 3.94 Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
1.007 3.73 The Dream Thief by Shana Abé
1.005 3.58 Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
1.003 3.56 Inferno by Dan Brown
1.002 3.89 Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
1.001 3.93 Teaching with Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom by Jim Fay
1 3.59 Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
1 3.3 Reverie by Ryan La Sala
0.998 3.67 A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.995 4.32 House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
0.991 3.85 The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey
0.991 3.53 Meridon by Philippa Gregory
0.99 3.51 The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0.989 3.78 The Known World by Edward P. Jones
0.988 3.9 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
0.987 3.76 The Alchemyst: The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
0.987 3.68 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
0.983 3.87 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
0.983 4.06 Sunshine by Robin McKinley
0.982 3.79 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
0.981 3.69 An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
0.981 3.79 A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
0.977 3.72 Evelina by Frances Burney
0.976 3.97 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
0.975 3.82 Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
0.975 4.05 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
0.971 3.86 Villette by Charlotte Brontë
0.971 3.5 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
0.97 3.58 Robinson Crusoe [Norton Critical Edition] by Daniel Defoe
0.97 3.84 Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
0.969 3.84 The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
0.967 4.03 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
0.966 3.78 The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
0.965 4.03 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
0.963 3.51 The Lost World by Michael Crichton
0.962 3.79 Medea [in Translation] by Euripides
0.961 3.9 The Aeneid by Virgil
0.959 3.8 Ghost Story by Peter Straub
0.959 3.12 The Machiavelli Covenant by Allan Folsom
0.959 3.77 Richard II by William Shakespeare
0.959 4.11 The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
0.959 3.64 Origin by Dan Brown
0.958 3.99 Light in August by William Faulkner
0.958 3.73 Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
0.958 3.96 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
0.956 4.03 The Iliad by Homer
0.956 3.94 Native Son by Richard Wright
0.953 3.81 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
0.951 3.76 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
0.948 4.04 Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
0.947 3.68 Dragon Harper by Anne McCaffrey
0.946 4.06 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
0.945 3.81 The Member of the Wedding: A Play by Carson McCullers
0.943 3.9 The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless by Eliza Haywood
0.942 3.66 How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal
0.942 4.03 The Odyssey by Homer
0.941 3.44 The Chamber by John Grisham
0.941 3.82 The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
0.94 3.96 A House Like a Lotus by Madeleine L'Engle
0.94 3.82 Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde and Other Stories of the Supernatural by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.94 3.99 WHEREAS: Poems by Layli Long Soldier
0.937 3.71 The Dolphins of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
0.936 3.81 Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
0.936 4.14 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
0.934 3.89 The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
0.934 3.34 The Appeal by John Grisham
0.934 3.83 Troubling a Star by Madeleine L'Engle
0.933 3.81 Mirror Sight by Kristen Britain
0.932 4.01 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
0.932 4 Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
0.929 3.33 Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
0.928 3.96 Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
0.926 3.87 The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
0.925 4.22 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
0.924 3.4 The Broker by John Grisham
0.92 3.94 Firebrand by Kristen Britain
0.92 3.88 Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
0.919 3.94 Green Rider by Kristen Britain
0.919 4 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
0.918 3.58 The Partner by John Grisham
0.917 3.36 The Brethren by John Grisham
0.917 3.75 The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
0.917 4.1 American Gods: Author's Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman
0.916 3.88 The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
0.914 3.99 Animal Farm by George Orwell
0.912 3.75 An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle
0.911 3.94 The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
0.911 4.12 Little Women & Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
0.911 3.75 The Firm by John Grisham
0.91 4.24 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
0.91 4.06 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
0.909 4.21 Death on the Nile / Murder on the Orient Express / The A.B.C. Murders / Cards on the Table / Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie
0.908 3.87 Burned by Karen Marie Moning
0.908 4 Six Plays by Lillian Hellman by Lillian Hellman
0.907 4.08 Feversong by Karen Marie Moning
0.907 3.93 Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
0.906 3.84 Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
0.906 3.8 Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
0.905 3.93 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
0.903 3.93 A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H. G. Parry
0.903 4.27 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
0.903 3.91 Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
0.902 3.85 When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
0.901 4.24 Hawthorne: Tales and Sketches by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0.9 3.71 On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn
0.9 4.02 Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts
0.899 3.93 Mythology by Edith Hamilton
0.898 4.01 Antigone / Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
0.897 3.93 A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
0.895 3.98 Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
0.895 3.99 The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides by Aeschylus
0.894 3.96 Dracula by Bram Stoker
0.894 3.64 Elvenborn by Andre Norton
0.893 4.02 The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
0.893 3.4 The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
0.893 3.98 A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
0.891 4.1 Metamorphoses [in translation] by Ovid
0.89 4.06 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
0.888 3.34 The Associate by John Grisham
0.888 3.95 An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo
0.887 3.72 Blood Magick by Nora Roberts
0.886 3.88 Everless by Sara Holland
0.886 3.55 Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World by Catalina de Erauso
0.883 3.48 Plugged by Eoin Colfer
0.881 3.75 To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
0.881 4.09 The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
0.88 4.25 The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
0.879 4.04 Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
0.879 4.33 A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
0.879 3.92 Blackveil by Kristen Britain
0.877 3.74 Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0.876 3.89 Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
0.875 3.74 The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
0.875 4.37 The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder
0.874 3.88 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
0.874 4.11 Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe) by Franz Kafka
0.873 4 The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley
0.873 4.01 Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning
0.873 4.13 Uprooted by Naomi Novik
0.872 3.99 The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
0.872 4.14 Beauty by Robin McKinley
0.871 4 Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language by Seth Lerer
0.869 3.97 The Enchantress by Michael Scott
0.867 4.13 The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
0.866 4.04 The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
0.866 3.76 Fire and Blood: A History of the Targaryen Kings from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III by George R. R. Martin
0.866 4.18 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
0.865 4.16 Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
0.865 4.14 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
0.865 4.15 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
0.864 4.03 Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
0.864 3.76 Queen of the Summer Stars by Persia Woolley
0.862 4 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
0.862 3.79 It's in His Kiss by Julia Quinn
0.861 4.07 Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J. K. Rowling
0.861 3.31 The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
0.858 4.06 Vicious by V. E. Schwab
0.857 4.33 Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
0.855 4.12 Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
0.855 3.64 A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel
0.852 4.27 The Princess Bride by William Goldman
0.851 3.75 Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
0.85 4.01 The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
0.848 3.82 Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
0.848 4.29 The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
0.848 4.28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.848 4.27 Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
0.846 3.82 Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
0.845 4.25 Scythe by Neal Shusterman
0.845 3.82 The Secret Place by Tana French
0.845 3.5 Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon
0.844 3.83 The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L'Engle
0.843 3.87 3 Plays: Acharnians / Clouds / Lysistrata by Aristophanes
0.842 3.94 The Necromancer by Michael Scott
0.84 4.02 The Sorceress by Michael Scott
0.84 4.32 The Count of Monte Cristo (abridged ∙ Bantam Classic) by Alexandre Dumas
0.839 4.32 A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
0.837 4.13 Finale by Stephanie Garber
0.836 3.94 Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
0.836 3.87 An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn
0.835 4.03 This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab
0.835 4.03 First Rider's Call by Kristen Britain
0.834 4.2 High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning
0.834 3.95 The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
0.833 3.93 The Warlock by Michael Scott
0.832 4.3 Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
0.832 3.94 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
0.831 4.08 Cinder by Marissa Meyer
0.83 3.67 Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon
0.827 4.23 The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
0.824 4 Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
0.824 3.8 Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
0.823 3.75 The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
0.822 3.71 The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
0.82 4.39 Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
0.82 4.19 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
0.818 3.88 Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
0.817 4.17 Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
0.816 4.01 The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
0.815 4.06 Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
0.813 4.24 Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
0.813 3.66 A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
0.812 4.03 The Magician by Michael Scott
0.811 3.84 Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
0.811 4.39 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
0.81 4.08 Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
0.81 3.87 The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss
0.81 4.14 Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
0.809 4.42 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
0.809 4.06 The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
0.806 4.39 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.806 3.89 The Awakening by Nora Roberts
0.805 4.25 Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
0.805 4.22 The High King by Lloyd Alexander
0.803 3.81 The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
0.803 4.03 Dracul by J. D. Barker
0.802 4.06 The High King’s Tomb by Kristen Britain
0.802 4.45 Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
0.799 3.99 The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
0.797 3.48 Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
0.797 3.77 The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel
0.795 4.17 What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
0.795 4.22 The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 8th Edition, Volume 1 (A, B, C) by Stephen Greenblatt
0.793 4.36 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.784 4.21 Palestine by Joe Sacco
0.784 4.36 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
0.781 4.22 Legendary by Stephanie Garber
0.78 4.05 Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer
0.779 4.52 A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
0.778 4.05 King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
0.776 3.28 Webster's New American Handy College Dictionary by Albert H. Morehead
0.769 4.4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.768 4.47 The Return of The King by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.766 4.04 Collected Stories by Tennessee Williams
0.765 3.91 The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
0.765 4.13 Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
0.763 4.37 Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
0.762 4.18 The Trolley Car Family by Eleanor Clymer
0.759 4.38 Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
0.757 3.68 The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
0.756 4.19 The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
0.756 4.45 Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
0.752 4.42 Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
0.748 4.2 Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
0.738 4.02 Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
0.738 4.03 Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
0.731 4.07 Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson
0.73 3.86 The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss
0.717 4.18 Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
0.715 4.29 Cress by Marissa Meyer
0.714 4.46 The Return of Sherlock Holmes / The Valley of Fear / His Last Bow / The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.713 4.23 The Kingdom of Copper by S. A Chakraborty
0.711 4.05 Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
0.676 4.41 A Study in Scarlet / The Sign of Four / The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes / The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
0.667 4.53 A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast of Crows / A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
0.66 4.46 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
0.649 3.67 A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden
0.643 4.63 Emma / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility / Lady Susan by Jane Austen
0.601 4 Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
0.515 4.74 The Complete Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem