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Posted: Dec 17, 2009 5:07 PM


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. "Breathless" by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

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

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

15. "The Gathering Storm" by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (TOR 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. "Arguing With Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government" by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe (Threshold Editions)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity" by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway)


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

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

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

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

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

6. "The Charlemagne Pursuit" by Steve Berry (Ballantine)

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

8. "Born of Ice" by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Paperbacks)

9. "Lavender Morning" by Jude Deveraux (Pocket)

10. "Worth The Risk" by Nora Roberts (Silhouette)

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

12. "Mrs. Miracle" by Debbie Macomber (Harper Paperbacks)

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

14. "The Lost" by J.D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney and Ruth Ryan Langan (Jove) (F-P)

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


1. "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton & Company)

2. "Push" by Sapphire (Vintage)

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

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

5. "The Piano Teacher" be Janice Y.K. Lee (Penguin

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

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

8. "Olive Kitteredge" by Elizabeth Strout (Random House Trade Paperbacks

9. "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time") by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin)

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

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

12. "The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010" by World Almanac and Sarah Janssen

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

14. "Glenn Beck's Common Sense" by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)

15. "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Little, Brown)