The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2005

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 2005.

In 2005, Bob Geldof gave us a revival of Live Aid with ten concerts to mark the anniversary of the original event. In the US tragedy struck as Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana, Mississipi and Alabama. An earthquake in Southern Iran killed more than 1,000 people, while one in Kashmir killed more than 70,000.

Among all that there were plenty of books published too. So here they are, the ten top selling books of 2005. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!

The Broker – John Grisham

Buy

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

Buy

Mary, Mary – James Patterson

Buy

At First Sight – Nicholas Sparks

Buy

Predator – Patricia Cornwell

Buy

True Believer – Nicholas Sparks

Buy

Light From Heaven – Jan Karon

Buy

The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova

Buy

The Mermaid Chair – Sue Monk Kidd

Buy

Eleven on Top – Janet Evanovich

Buy

2005 also saw the release of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and Haruki Murikami’s, Kafka on the Shore.

We’ll continue this series right through to 2018, keep an eye out for 2006, coming soon!

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



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