Most popular books read at book groups in 2005, or at least the top 20 of them!

  1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead)
  2. My Sisterís Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Washington Street Press)
  3. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking)
  4. The Time Travelerís Wife by Audrey Niffeneger (Harvest)
  5. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Penguin Books)
  6. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Vintage)
  7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon (Viking)
  8. Angry Housewifes Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik (Ballantine)
  9. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (Anchor)
  10. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness and the Fair That Changed America (Illinois ) by Erik Larson (Vintage)
  11. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Picador USA)
  12. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Harcourt)
  13. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)
  14. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross (Ballantine)
  15. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone)
  16. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (Random House)
  17. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Picador USA)
  18. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Penguin Books)
  19. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin Books)
  20. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (Random House)

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