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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 2000's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 2000 through 2009. All types of novels have been included and each of them has made it into the top ten. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The best selling novels on this list were the most popular books in the United States during the 2000's, so you can be sure they're well written and enjoyable (depending, of course, on your preferred literary genre). This list is intended to help long-time readers and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best selling novels of all time.

Note that Publishers Weekly left the "Harry Potter" series off of this list as its inclusion made the entire children's book industry appear to sharply rise and decline depending on the series' release schedule.

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
A Day Late and a Dollar Short Terry McMillan - Year in the Top Ten: 2001

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A Painted House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
A Painted House John Grisham - Year in the Top Ten: 2001

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A Thousand Splendid Suns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini - Year in the Top Ten: 2007

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Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Angels & Demons Dan Brown - Year in the Top Ten: 2004

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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Armageddon Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins - Year in the Top Ten: 2003

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At first sight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
At first sight Nicholas Sparks - Year in the Top Ten: 2005

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Beach Road is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Beach Road James Patterson, Peter De Jonge - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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Black House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Black House Peter Straub, Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 2001

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Bleachers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Bleachers John Grisham - Year in the Top Ten: 2003

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Blow Fly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Blow Fly Patricia Cornwell - Year in the Top Ten: 2003

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Cell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Cell Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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Christmas Sweater is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Christmas Sweater Year in the Top Ten: 2008

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Cradle & All is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Cradle & All James Patterson

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Cross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Cross James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Cross Country James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 2008

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Dear John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Dear John Nicholas Sparks - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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Desecration is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Desecration Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins - Year in the Top Ten: 2001

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Double Cross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Double Cross James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 2007

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Dreamcatcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Dreamcatcher Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 2001

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Eleven on Top is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Eleven on Top Janet Evanovich - Year in the Top Ten: 2005

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Everything's Eventual is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Everything's Eventual Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 2002

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Fearless Fourteen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Fearless Fourteen Janet Evanovich - Year in the Top Ten: 2008

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Finger Lickin' Fifteen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Finger Lickin' Fifteen Year in the Top Ten: 2009

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For One More Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
For One More Day Mitch Albom - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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Ford County is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Ford County John Grisham - Year in the Top Ten: 2009

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Four Blind Mice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Four Blind Mice James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 2002

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Glorious Appearing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Glorious Appearing Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins - Year in the Top Ten: 2004

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Hannibal Rising is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Hannibal Rising Thomas Harris - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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I, Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
I, Alex Cross James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 2009

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Journey Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 2000

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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Last Man Standing David Baldacci - Year in the Top Ten: 2001

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Lean Mean Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Lean Mean Thirteen Janet Evanovich - Year in the Top Ten: 2007

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Light from heaven is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Light from heaven Jan Karon - Year in the Top Ten: 2005

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Lisey's Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Lisey's Story Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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London Bridges is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
London Bridges James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 2004

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Mary, Mary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Mary, Mary James Patterson, B. W. Battin - Year in the Top Ten: 2005

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Next is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Next Michael Crichton - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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Pirate Latitudes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Pirate Latitudes Michael Crichton - Year in the Top Ten: 2009

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Playing for Pizza is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Playing for Pizza John Grisham - Year in the Top Ten: 2007

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Plum Lovin' is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Plum Lovin' Janet Evanovich - Year in the Top Ten: 2007

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Plum Lucky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Plum Lucky Janet Evanovich - Year in the Top Ten: 2008

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Predator Patricia Cornwell - Year in the Top Ten: 2005

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Prey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Prey Michael Crichton - Year in the Top Ten: 2002

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Red Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Red Rabbit Tom Clancy - Year in the Top Ten: 2002

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Roses Are Red is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Roses Are Red James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 2000

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Scarpetta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Scarpetta Patricia Cornwell - Year in the Top Ten: 2008

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Skipping Christmas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Skipping Christmas John Grisham - Years in the Top Ten: 2001, 2002

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State of Fear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
State of Fear Michael Crichton - Year in the Top Ten: 2004

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The 5th Horseman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
The 5th Horseman James Patterson, Maxine Paetro - Year in the Top Ten: 2006

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The 6th Target is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
The 6th Target James Patterson, Maxine Paetro - Year in the Top Ten: 2007