AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2009 3:16 PM


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

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

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

4. "Kindred in Death" by J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult)

5. "Tempted (House of Night Novels)" by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Press)

6. "True Blue" by David Baldacci (Grand Central)

7. "The Lacuna" by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)

8. "The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time)" by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson (TOR Books)

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

10. "The Scarpetta Factor" by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult)

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

12. "Pursuit of Honor: A Novel" by Vince Flynn (Atria)

13. "The 39 Clues: In Too Deep" by Jude Watson (Scholastic)

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

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


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

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

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

4. "What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures" by Malcolm Gladwell, (Little, Brown)

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

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

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

8. "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy" by Bill Simmons (Ballantine/ESPN)

9. "The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory" by David Plouffe (Viking)

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

11. "True Compass: A Memoir" by Edward M. Kennedy (Twelve)

12. "The Time of My Life" by Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi (Atria)

13. "Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer--And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place" by Suzanne Somers (Crown Publishing)

14. "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company)

15. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl" by Ree Drummond (William Morrow Cookbooks)

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.