Wall Street Journal: Top books (January 7)

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

By The Associated Press
Published January 8, 2010 9:54PM (EST)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. "Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas" by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser (HarperCollins)


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

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

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

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

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

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. "A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories that Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit" by Mike Huckabee (Sentinel)

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

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

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.


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