AP News
Posted: Dec 10, 2009 4:35 PM


1. "U is for Underflow" by Sue Grafton (Putnam Adult)

2. "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

3. "I, Alex Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

4. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

5. "Under the Dome" by Stephen King (Scribner)

6. "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton (Harper)

7. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult/Amy Einhorn)

8. "Ford County: Stories" by John Grisham (Doubleday)

9. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

10. "Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas" by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser (HarperCollins)

11. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

12. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

13. "Breathless" by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

14. "The Christmas Sweater" by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

15. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)


1. "Going Rogue: An American Life" by Sarah Palin (HarperCollins)

2. "Have a Little Faith: A True Story" by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

3. "Stones Into Schools" by Greg Mortenson (Viking)

4. "Guinness World Records 2010" by Guinness World Records (Guinness)

5. "Open: An Autobiography" by Andre Agassi (Knopf)

6. "True Compass" by Edward M. Kennedy (Twelve)

7. "Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government" by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe (Threshold Editions)

8. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

9. "SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance" by Steven D. Levitt Stephen J. Dubner (William Morrow)

10. "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)

11. "The Imperial Cruise" by James Bradley (Little, Brown)

12. "A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories that Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit" by Mike Huckabee (Sentinel)

13. "Half the Sky" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Knopf)

14. "It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor" by Joel Osteen (Free Press)

15. "Last Words" by George Carlin with Tony Hendra (Free Press)

The Wall Street Journal's list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week ended last Saturday at more than 2,500 Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co., Bookstar, Bookstop, Borders, Brentano's, Coles, Coopersmith, Doubleday, Scribners and Waldenbooks stores, as well as sales from online retailers Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.