AP News
Posted: Dec 03, 2009 7:16 PM


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

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

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

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

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

6. "Breathless" by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

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

8. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam)

9. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. "Ripley's Believe It or Not! Seeing is Believing! (Ripley Publishing)

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.