Publishers Weekly: Top books (January 7)

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

By The Associated Press
Published January 8, 2010 4:35PM (EST)


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

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

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

4. "Sizzle" by Julie Garwood (Ballantine Books)

5. "Fired Up" by Jayne Ann Krentz (Putnam Adult)

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

7. "The Honor of Spies" by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam Adult)

8. "Deeper Than the Dead" by Tami Hoag (Dutton Adult)

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

10. "Altar of Eden" by James Rollins (William Morrow)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves" by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Viking)

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

15. "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)


1. "Street Game" by Christine Feehan (Jove)

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

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

4. "The Devil's Punchbowl" by Greg Iles (Pocket Star)

5. "Plum Spooky" Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Paperbacks)

6. "Shades of Midnight" by Lara Adrian (Dell)

7. "Vanishing Act" by Fern Michaels (Zebra)

8. "The Man You'll Marry" by Debbie Macomber (Mira)

9. "Fire and Ice" by Julie Garwood (Ballantine)

10. "Forbidden Falls" by robyn Carr (Mira)

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

12. "Early Dawn" by Catherine Robertson (Signet)

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

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

15. "Black Ops" by W.E.B. Griffin (Jove)


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 Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown)

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

5. "Push" by Sapphire (Vintage)

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

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

8. "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell (L,B/Back Bay)

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

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

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

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

13. "Flat Belly Diet!" by Liz Vaccariello with Cynthia Sass (Rodale Books)

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

15. "Cook This Not That!: Kitchen Survival Guide" by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding (Rodale Books)


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