PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

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Posted: Dec 31, 2009 2:51 PM

HARDCOVER FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. "Breathless" by Dean Koontz (Bantam)

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

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

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

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

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

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

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

8. "Stones Into Schools" by Greg Mortenson (Viking)

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

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

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

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

13. "It's Your Time" by Joel Osteen (Free Press)

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

15. "When the Game Was Ours" by Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson (HMH)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition" (Merriam Webster)

8. "7th Heaven" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Vision

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

10. "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

11. "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction" by David Michaels (Berkley)

12. "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell (Little, Brown)

13. "Club Dead" by Charlaine Harris (Ace)

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

15. "From Dead to Worse" by Charlaine Harris ( Ace)

TRADE PAPERBACKS

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

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

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

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

5. "Push" by Sapphire (Vintage)

6. "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin)

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

8. "The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010" (World Almanac)

9. "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown/Back Bay)

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

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

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

13. "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" by Tucker Max (Citadel)

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

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