Best Books of 2005

The best books published during 2005.
See best-of-year lists for other years:
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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4.38 avg rating — 1,897,862 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 2,676,951 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 2,069,041 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 5,109,854 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 490,565 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 573,754 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 1,151,021 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 236,253 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 640,875 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 933,436 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 344,447 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 368,642 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 386,619 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 199,065 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 154,145 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 149,375 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 109,914 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 447,610 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 209,888 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 149,390 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 91,074 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 193,543 ratings
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25

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3.68 avg rating — 566,117 ratings
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26

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3.90 avg rating — 115,120 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 72,125 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 159,698 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 296,551 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 209,669 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 73,885 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 69,732 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 185,360 ratings
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3.41 avg rating — 27,518 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 197,524 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 51,981 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 72,408 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 168,177 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 124,035 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 94,667 ratings
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4.81 avg rating — 35,734 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 79,795 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 80,976 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 43,690 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 54,596 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 63,222 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 112,268 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 98,967 ratings
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3.44 avg rating — 82,141 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 24,017 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 114,359 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 104,844 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 105,290 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 31,535 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 47,754 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 25,112 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 7,994 ratings
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3.44 avg rating — 29,753 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 26,080 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 36,398 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 32,291 ratings
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3.44 avg rating — 48,001 ratings
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63

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3.79 avg rating — 16,256 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 42,942 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 68,248 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 15,315 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,451 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 34,718 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 50,753 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 6,801 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 35,383 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 13,918 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 18,870 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 160,666 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 10,637 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 44,272 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 10,692 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 1,330 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 14,709 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 30,468 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 3,654 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 82,247 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 67,334 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 65,865 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 13,006 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 20,676 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 459,574 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 132,834 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 35,045 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 20,826 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 31,152 ratings
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93

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3.33 avg rating — 8,507 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 20,558 ratings
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3.10 avg rating — 19,238 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 26,685 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 9,540 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 19,670 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 36,110 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 61,556 ratings
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774 books · 590 voters · list created June 21st, 2008 by deleted user.
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Comments Showing 1-7 of 7 (7 new)

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message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Deleted Everyman which was published in 2006.


message 2: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Were are all the tween books


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I'm struggling to work out what the criteria for 'best' might mean in this list...


message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Lisa wrote: "I'm struggling to work out what the criteria for 'best' might mean in this list..."

It needed new eyes before I deleted all the incorrect entries, and it especially needs them now. Feel free to add 2005 works that haven't made yet made it to the top for some inexplicable reason.


message 6: by Nikki (new)

Nikki The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was published in 2008


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Nikki wrote: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was published in 2008"

The English edition was, the Swedish first edition was in 2005.


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