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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 7:07 PM

HARDCOVER FICTION

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

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

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

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

5. "Breathless" by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

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

7. "First Lord's Fury" by Jim Butcher (Ace)

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

9. "The Wrecker" by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Putnam Adult)

10. "Pursuit of Honor" by Vince Flynn (Atria)

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

12. "The Gathering Storm" by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (TOR Books)

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

14. "True Blue" by Daniel Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

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

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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

2. "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. "A Simple Christmas" by Mike Huckabee (Sentinel)

10. "The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War" by James Bradley (Little, Brown)

11. "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown

12. "Last Words" byGeorge Carlin with Tony Hendra (Free Press)

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

14. "When the Game Was Ours" by Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson with Jackie MacMullan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

1. "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

2. "Lavendar Morning" by Jude Deveraux (Pocket)

3. "The Associate" by John Grisham (Dell)

4. "The Lost" by J.D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, and Ruth Ryan Longhorn (Jove)

5. "Fairy Tale Weddings" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

6. "Arctic Drift" by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (Berkley)

7. "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy (Vintage)

8. "Worth the Risk" by Nora Roberts (Silhouette)

9. "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown)

10. "Cross Country" by James Patterson (Vision)

11. "Lover Avenged" by J. R. Ward (Signet)

12. "The Charlemagne Pursuit" by Steve Berry (Ballantyne)

13. "Loitering with Intent" by Stuart Woods (Signet)

14. "7th Heaven" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Vision)

15. "Cruel Intent" by J.A. Jance (Pocket Star)

TRADE PAPERBACKS

1. "Push" by Sapphire (Vintage)

2. "The Piano Teacher" by Janice Y.K. Lee (Penguin)

3. "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" by Michael Lewis (Norton)

4. "The Shack" by William P. Young (Windblown Media)

5. "Bed of Roses" by Nora Roberts (Berkley)

6. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage)

7. "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

8. "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger (Mariner Books)

9. "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Dial)

10. "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy (Vintage)

11. "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (L,B/Back Bay)

12. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein (Harper)

13. "Put More Cash in Your Pocket:Turn What you Know into Dough" by Loral Langemeier (Harper)

14. "Freakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Harper Perennial)

15. "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters (Quirk)