Bestsellers Bestselling Novels of the 1990s  

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A list of the best selling novels in the US during the 1990's as reported by Publishers Weekly. This list ranges from 1990 through 1999. 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 90'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 Man in Full is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Tom Wolfe - Year in the Top Ten: 1998

2
Accident is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1994

3
Airframe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Michael Crichton - Year in the Top Ten: 1996

4
All around the town is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Mary Higgins Clark - Year in the Top Ten: 1992

5
Apollyon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins - Year in the Top Ten: 1999

6
Assassins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins - Year in the Top Ten: 1999

7
Bag of Bones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 1998

8
Cat and Mouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
James Patterson - Year in the Top Ten: 1997

9
Cause of Death is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Patricia Cornwell - Year in the Top Ten: 1996

10
Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Charles Frazier - Year in the Top Ten: 1997

11
Debt of Honor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Tom Clancy - Year in the Top Ten: 1994

12
Desperation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Year in the Top Ten: 1996

13
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Michael Crichton - Year in the Top Ten: 1994

14
Dolores Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 1992

15
Executive Orders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Tom Clancy - Year in the Top Ten: 1996

16
Five Days in Paris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1995

17
Four Past Midnight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 1990

18
Gerald's Game is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 1992

19
Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Thomas Harris - Year in the Top Ten: 1999

20
Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1991

21
Hearts in Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 1999

22
Hornet's Nest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Patricia Cornwell - Year in the Top Ten: 1997

23
Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 1994

24
Irresistible Forces is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1999

25
Jewels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1992

26
Lady Boss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Jackie Collins - Year in the Top Ten: 1990

27
Lasher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Anne Rice - Year in the Top Ten: 1993

28
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1995

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Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Year in the Top Ten: 1993

30
Lis for Lawless is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Year in the Top Ten: 1995

31
Loves Music, Loves to Dance is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Mary Higgins Clark - Year in the Top Ten: 1991

32
Malice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1996

33
Memories of Midnight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Sidney Sheldon - Year in the Top Ten: 1990

34
Message from Nam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1990

35
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
James A. Michener - Year in the Top Ten: 1992

36
Mirror Image is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Michael G. Coney, Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1998

37
Mixed Blessings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel - Year in the Top Ten: 1992

38
Needful Things is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Stephen King - Year in the Top Ten: 1991

39
Night Over Water is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Ken Follett - Year in the Top Ten: 1991

40
Nightmares and Dreamscapes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Year in the Top Ten: 1993

41
No Greater Love is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Danielle Steel

42
Paradise is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Toni Morrison - Year in the Top Ten: 1998

43
Pleading Guilty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Scott Turow - Year in the Top Ten: 1993

44
Point of Origin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Patricia Cornwell - Year in the Top Ten: 1998

45
Politically Correct Bedtime St... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
James Finn Garner - Years in the Top Ten: 1994, 1995

46
Pretend You Don't See Her is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Mary Higgins Clark - Year in the Top Ten: 1997

47
Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Joe Klein - Year in the Top Ten: 1996

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Rainbow Six is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Tom Clancy - Year in the Top Ten: 1998

49
Remember is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Barbara Taylor Bradford - Year in the Top Ten: 1991

50
Remember Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Bestselling Novels of the 1990s
Mary Higgins Clark - Year in the Top Ten: 1994