Wall Street Journal: This week's top books

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

By The Associated Press
Published January 22, 2010 5:25PM (EST)


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

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

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

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

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

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

7. "Deeper Than the Dead" by Tami Hoag (Dutton Books)

8. "Noah's Compass" by Anne Tyler (Knopf)

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

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

11. "Impact" by Douglas Preston (Forge)

12. "Ranger's Apprentice: Erak's Ranson" by John Flanagan (Philomel)

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

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

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


1. "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage" by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking)

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

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

4. "You: On a Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" by Michael Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz (Free Press)

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

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

7. "StrengthsFinder 2.0" by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

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

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

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

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

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

13. "The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right" by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan Books)

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

15. "Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Guide for Raising REsponsible Productive Adults" by Larry Winget (Gotham 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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