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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4.37 avg rating — 1,674,584 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 2,414,059 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 1,810,030 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 4,620,592 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 532,223 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 426,984 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 1,030,918 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 831,731 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 222,846 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 328,489 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 583,977 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 325,883 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 365,617 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 131,614 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 182,262 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 133,206 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 97,189 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 100,947 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 193,859 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 544,005 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 427,503 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 127,984 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 84,164 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 172,900 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 101,722 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 60,631 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 139,334 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 58,869 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 199,321 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 274,249 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 47,756 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 25,538 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 69,607 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 181,664 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 67,444 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 117,372 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 155,543 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 77,695 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 90,875 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 99,351 ratings
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4.82 avg rating — 33,625 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 42,341 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 75,808 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 145,024 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 46,701 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 59,335 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 28,884 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 93,718 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 23,713 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 98,922 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 36,746 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 24,634 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 74,671 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 103,268 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 7,584 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 22,942 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 93,466 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 31,990 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 45,512 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 15,698 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 36,860 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 63,314 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 28,668 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 33,343 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 13,573 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,299 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 29,359 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 47,721 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 6,246 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 33,228 ratings
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3.34 avg rating — 9,667 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 10,465 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 1,260 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 13,762 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 22,074 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 3,465 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 63,970 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 57,438 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 12,432 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 417,808 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 32,172 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 17,971 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 29,848 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 18,543 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 8,334 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 19,381 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 12,621 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 38,843 ratings
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3.10 avg rating — 18,631 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 58,839 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 9,044 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 17,896 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 1,916 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 74,806 ratings
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3.38 avg rating — 58,417 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 19,698 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 9,219 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 26,454 ratings
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753 books · 566 voters · list created June 21st, 2008 by deleted user.
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Pat 1018 books
259 friends
Greyweather 2654 books
72 friends
Heather 323 books
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Sarah 2414 books
262 friends
Phillip 4693 books
135 friends
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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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