Controversial Books for sfmcewing

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
1.098 3.77 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
1.066 3.65 StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
1.053 3.8 The Gunslinger by Stephen King
1.043 3.45 The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
1.04 3.29 The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite
1.026 3.54 Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.012 3.81 Beowulf by Beowulf Poet
1.005 3.72 The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
1 4.07 The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.986 3.95 The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
0.966 3.75 Pet Sematary by Stephen King
0.962 3.78 The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
0.959 3.77 Richard II by William Shakespeare
0.958 3.92 The Tempest by William Shakespeare
0.957 3.67 Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
0.953 3.95 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
0.953 3.65 Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
0.953 3.81 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
0.942 3.99 Foundation by Isaac Asimov
0.942 4.07 Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
0.94 3.97 Othello by William Shakespeare
0.939 4.01 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
0.939 3.8 The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
0.935 3.99 World War Z by Max Brooks
0.933 4.09 The Once and Future King by T. H. White
0.919 4.16 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
0.918 3.83 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
0.902 4.21 Watership Down by Richard Adams
0.899 4.19 Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith
0.888 3.83 The Good Housekeeping Cook Book by Good Housekeeping Institute
0.886 4.1 V for Vendetta [movie novelization] by Stephen Moore
0.883 4.12 Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability {third edition} by Steve Krug
0.882 4.2 Time Management for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli
0.881 4.27 Dune by Frank Herbert
0.88 4.09 The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel by Benjamin Graham
0.88 3.97 Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
0.868 4.01 Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
0.867 4.27 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.866 4.17 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
0.866 3.92 A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
0.862 4.24 Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.86 4.1 Seven Famous Novels of H. G. Wells: Time Machine / Island of Dr. Moreau / Invisible Man / War of the Worlds / First Men in the Moon / Food of the Gods / In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells
0.859 3.89 Roughing It by Mark Twain
0.858 4.1 The Golden Bough [abridged - 1998 Fraser] by James George Frazer
0.856 4.26 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
0.854 4.03 The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
0.853 4.23 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.85 4.05 Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction by Alec Nevala-Lee
0.849 4.04 The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story by Richard Preston
0.848 4.28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.84 4.15 Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain
0.84 3.95 Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
0.836 4.08 Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
0.835 4.32 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.834 4.31 A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.832 4.23 The Sandman: King of Dreams by Alisa Kwitney
0.828 3.94 Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
0.825 4.2 11/22/63 by Stephen King
0.818 4.25 Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.809 4.42 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J. K. Rowling
0.802 4.22 The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman
0.799 4.02 Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
0.794 4.1 What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada by Walpola Rahula
0.794 4.19 Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
0.793 4.36 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.791 4.21 The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
0.784 4.44 Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
0.784 4.36 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
0.783 4.32 The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman
0.78 4.53 The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.769 4.28 Circe by Madeline Miller
0.769 4.4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.764 4.22 How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
0.742 4.1 La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
0.74 4.43 The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt
0.738 4.28 Seven Novels by Jules Verne
0.711 4.05 It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness by Sylvia Boorstein
0.703 4.38 Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?: Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties by Ajahn Brahm
0.697 4.59 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
0.65 4.4 How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food [Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition] by Mark Bittman
0.64 4.49 Tales from the Loop by Simon Stålenhag
0.628 4.27 The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown