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The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s 

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Updated June 14, 2019 24.1k views 94 items
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.
list ordered by
1
A Day Late and a Dollar ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Terry McMillan
Year in the Top Ten: 2001
2
A Painted House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
John Grisham
Year in the Top Ten: 2001
3
A Thousand Splendid Suns... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Khaled Hosseini
Year in the Top Ten: 2007
4
Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Dan Brown
Year in the Top Ten: 2004
5
Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Year in the Top Ten: 2003
6
At first sight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Nicholas Sparks
Year in the Top Ten: 2005
7
Beach Road is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
James Patterson, Peter De Jonge
Year in the Top Ten: 2006
8
Black House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Peter Straub, Stephen King
Year in the Top Ten: 2001
9
Bleachers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
John Grisham
Year in the Top Ten: 2003
10
Blow Fly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Patricia Cornwell
Year in the Top Ten: 2003
11
Cell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Stephen King
Year in the Top Ten: 2006
12
Christmas Sweater is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Year in the Top Ten: 2008
13
Cradle & All is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
James Patterson
14
Cross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
James Patterson
Year in the Top Ten: 2006
15
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
James Patterson
Year in the Top Ten: 2008
16
Dear John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Nicholas Sparks
Year in the Top Ten: 2006
17
Desecration is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Year in the Top Ten: 2001
18
Double Cross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
James Patterson
Year in the Top Ten: 2007
19
Dreamcatcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Stephen King
Year in the Top Ten: 2001
20
Eleven on Top is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Janet Evanovich
Year in the Top Ten: 2005
21
Everything's Eventual is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Stephen King
Year in the Top Ten: 2002
22
Fearless Fourteen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Janet Evanovich
Year in the Top Ten: 2008
23
Finger Lickin' Fifteen ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Year in the Top Ten: 2009
24
For One More Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
Mitch Albom
Year in the Top Ten: 2006
25
Ford County is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Selling Novels of the 2000s
John Grisham
Year in the Top Ten: 2009