The 100 bestselling used books from 2000 - 2015

AbeBooks analysed sales information from 2000 - 2015 and found The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey topped the list ahead of numerous critically acclaimed examples of classic literature.

Covey's book, which offers advice on business and personal development, is a cornerstone of the modern self-help movement and beat To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby into second and third places respectively. Classic fiction and self-help are the list's two dominant themes. A dozen self help titles - from Who Moved My Cheese? to The Five Love Languages - appear on the list along with many classic and popular novels.

Covey, who died in 2012 from complications suffered in a bicycle accident, builds confidence in the reader through seven easy-to-use habits. Even though self-help is largely ignored by the mainstream media and never reviewed by literary critics, Covey's influence has spread far and wide - Bill Clinton met with him in 1994 in order to incorporate the habits into this presidency, and, in 1996, Time magazine named him one of the top 25 most influential Americans.

Bestselling used books from 2000 - 2015

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald

4. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

6. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

8. Night by Elie Wiesel

9. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

11. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

13. Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

14. Fahrenheit 451by Ray Bradbury

15. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

16. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

17. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

19. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

20. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

21. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child

22. The Da Vinci Codeby Dan Brown

23. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stoneby J.K. Rowling

24. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeby Mark Haddon

25. One Hundred Years of Solitudeby Gabriel García Márquez

26. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

27. How to Win Friends & Influence Peopleby Dale Carnegie

28. A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

29. Who Moved my Cheese?by Spencer Johnson

30. Think and Grow Richby Napoleon Hill

31. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

32. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

33. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

34. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

35. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in Americaby by Barbara Ehrenreich

36. The Girl with the Dragon Tattooby Stieg Larsson

37. Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

38. Things Fall Apartby Chinua Achebe

39. All Quiet on the Western Frontby Erich Maria Remarque

40. Beloved by Toni Morrison

41. The Grapes of Wrathby John Steinbeck

42. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societiesby Jared Diamond

43. The Outsidersby S.E. Hinton

44. East of Edenby John Steinbeck

45. Catch-22by Joseph Heller

46. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenmentby Eckhart Tolle

47. Pride and Prejudiceby Jane Austen

48. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

49. Conversations with Godby Neale Donald Walsch

50. The Handmaid's Taleby Margaret Atwood

51. Animal Farmby George Orwell

52. Of Mice and Menby John Steinbeck

53. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed Americaby Erik Larson

54. A Confederacy of Duncesby John Kennedy Toole

55. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talkby Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

56. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenanceby Robert M. Pirsig

57. The Old Man and the Seaby Ernest Hemingway

58. The Best American Short Stories Series

59. The Giverby Lois Lowry

60. The Little Princeby Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

61. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins

62. A Thousand Splendid Sunsby Khaled Hosseini

63. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X

64. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nestby Stieg Larsson

65. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Differenceby Malcolm Gladwell

66. The Glass Castleby Jeannette Walls

67. Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mindby Joyce Meyer

68. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nestby Ken Kesey

69. The Five People You Meet in Heavenby Mitch Albom

70. Gone with the Windby Margaret Mitchell

71. The Girl Who Played with Fireby Stieg Larsson

72. The Picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde

73. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobeby C.S. Lewis

74. The Last Lectureby Randy Pausch

75. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinkingby Malcolm Gladwell

76. The Night Before Christmasby Clement Clarke Moore

77. A Short History of Nearly Everythingby Bill Bryson

78. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

79. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedomby Don Miguel Ruiz

80. Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionariesby Naomi Wolf

81. The Sun Also Risesby Ernest Hemingway

82. Ulysses by James Joyce

83. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Mark Twain

84. The Roadby Cormac McCarthy

85. The House on Mango Streetby Sandra Cisneros

86. Jane Eyreby Charlotte Brontë

87. Love in the Times of Choleraby Gabriel García Márquez

88. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

89. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

90. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

91. The Stranger by Albert Camus

92. The God of Small Thingsby Arundhati Roy

93.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

94. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

95. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

96. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

97. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

98. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

99. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

100. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera


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