The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2004

We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now and we’re starting to get close to what will be the end of this blog series as today we feature 2003.

In 2004, the Olympics went home and were held in August in Athens in Greece. In the US the CIA admitted that there were no weapons of mass destruction threat in the lead up to the Iraq war. In the same vein Spain withdrew its troops from Iraq, and the European Union expanded to include ten more member states.

Among all that there were plenty of books published too. So here they are, the ten top selling books of 2004. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

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The Last Juror – John Grisham

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Glorious Appearing – Tim LaLaye / Jerry B. Jenkins

Buy

Angels and Demons – Dan Brown

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State of Fear – Michael Crichton

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London Bridges – James Patterson

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Trace – Patricia Cornwell

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The Rule of Four – Ian Caldwell / Dustin Tomason

Buy

The Da Vinci Code: Special Illustrated Edition – Dan Brown

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2004 also saw the release of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell,  Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell, and Philip Roth’s, The Plot Against America.

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 2005, coming soon!

If you’d like to see all the lists so far, try this search



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