AP News
Posted: Dec 17, 2009 5:11 PM


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

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

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

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

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

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

11. "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

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

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

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

15. "Divine Misdemeanors" by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine)


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

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

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

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 Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness" by Dave Ramswy ( Nelson Books)

12. "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck ( Knopf)

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

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

15. "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (Knopf)

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.