AP News
Posted: Dec 31, 2009 2:48 PM


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

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

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

4. "Witch & Wizard" by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet (Little, Brown)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

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

14. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)

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

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.