The 00s were all about scifi and fantasy at the movies, with blockbuster flicks featuring giant robots and pubescent wizards. And the craze for fantastical worlds shaped bestseller lists too. Five of the decade's biggest books were fantasy or scifi.
According to About.com, which compiles a weekly bestseller list based on combining data from major publications and online bookstores, the decade's ten biggest sellers included:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by JK Rowling
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris
These books topped the list, outselling Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point and the book Freakonomics. Who needs nonfiction analysis when you can have wizards and sexy vampires?