Publisher’s Weekly: Top books (January 14)

Ranking the most popular titles in fiction, non-fiction and more

Topics: Bestsellers, Comic Books, Books,


1. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult/Amy Einhorn)

2. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

3. “Noah’s Compass” by Anne Tyler (Knopf)

4. “I, Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

5. “Impact” by Douglas Preston (Forge)

6. “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

7. “Deeper Than the Dead” by Tami Hoag (Dutton Adult)

8. “The Honor of Spies” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam Adult)

9. “Sizzle” by Julie Garwood (Ballantine Books)

10. “Under the Dome” by Stephen King (Scribner)

11. “Pirate Latitudes” by Michael Crichton (Harper)

12. “U is for Undertow” by Sue Grafton (Putnam Adult)

13. “Altar of Eden” by James Rollins (William Morrow)

14. “The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

15. “I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel” by Stephen Hunter (Simon & Schuster)


1. “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking)

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

3. “Going Rogue: An American Life” by Sarah Palin (HarperCollins)

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. “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)

6. “The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have Fun” by Gretchen Rubin (Harper)

7. “You: On a Diet Revised Edition: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management” by Michael Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz (Free Press)

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

9. “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan Books)

10. “The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat Well, Enjoy Life, Lose Weight” by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Good Books)

11. “Stones Into Schools” by Greg Mortenson (Viking)

12. “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead)

13. “Open: An Autobiography” by Andre Agassi (Knopf)

14. “The 4-Hour Workweek Expanded & Updated” by Timothy Ferriss (Crown)

15. “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child and Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck (Knopf)


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

2. “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown)

3. “Plum Spooky” Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)

4. “The Devil’s Punchbowl” by Greg Iles (Pocket Star)

5. “Vanishing Act” by Fern Michaels (Zebra)

6. “Street Game” by Christine Feehan (Jove)

7. “Fire and Ice” by Julie Garwood (Ballantine)

8. “The Man You’ll Marry” by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

9. “Black Ops” by W.E.B. Griffin (Jove)

10. “The Associate” by John Grisham (Dell)

11. “Forbidden Falls” by robyn Carr (Mira)

12. “Early Dawn” by Catherine Robertson (Signet)

13. “Cross Country” by James Patterson (Vision)

14. “Shades of Midnight” by Lara Adrian (Dell)

15. “Death’s Mistress” by Karen Chance (Little, Brown/Back Bay)


1. “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown)

2. “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

3. “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael Lewis (W.W. Norton & Company)

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

5. “The Shack” by William P. Young (Windblown Media)

6. “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin)

7. “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin)

8. “Push” by Sapphire (Vintage)

9. “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” by Michael Pollan (Penguin)

10. “Dear John” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

11. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein (Harper)

12. “Flat Belly Diet!” by Liz Vaccariello with Cynthia Sass (Rodale Books)

13. “The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half: The Strategic Shopping Method Proven to Slash Food and Drugstore Costs” by Stephanie Nelson (Avery)

14. “The Belly Fat Cure” by Jorge Cruise (Hay House)

15. “Olive Kitteredge” by Elizabeth Strout (Random House Trade Paperback)


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