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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Top Sold Books 2009- USA TODAY

USA Today listed their top selling 100 books.

Keep count as you go through this list. At the bottom is our poll asking how many you've read (or are on your 'soon to be read' shelf.)

1. New Moon -- Stephenie Meyer
2 .Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
3. Twilight --Stephenie Meyer
4. Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
5. The Lost Symbol--Dan Brown
6. The Shack--William P. Young
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw--Jeff Kinney
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days --Jeff Kinney
9. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man--Steve Harvey
10. Going Rogue: An American Life --Sarah Palin
11. Glenn Beck’s Common Sense--Glenn Beck
12. My Sister’s Keeper --Jodi Picoult
13. The Associate --John Grisham
14. The Time Traveler’s Wife--Audrey Niffenegger
15. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto--Mark R. Levin
16. Three Cups of Tea--Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
17. Outliers: The Story of Success--Malcolm Gladwell
18. Diary of a Wimpy Kid--Jeff Kinney
19. The Host--Stephenie Meyer
20. The Help--Kathryn Stockett
21. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
22. Have a Little Faith-- Mitch Albom
23. Where the Wild Things Are--Maurice Sendak
24. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules--Jeff Kinney
25. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian--Rick Riordan
26. The Love Dare--Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick
27. Angels & Demons-- Dan Brown
28. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo--Stieg Larsson
29. Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide--David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
30. Arguing With Idiots--Glenn Beck
31. The Last Song--Nicholas Sparks
32. Dead Until Dark--Charlaine Harris
33. I, Alex Cross--James Patterson
34. Under the Dome--Stephen King
35. Marked--P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
36. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief--Rick Riordan
37. The Last Lecture--Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
38. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--J.K. Rowling,
39. From Dead to Worse--Charlaine Harris
40. The Lovely Bones--Alice Sebold
41. Push--Sapphire
42. True Compass--Edward M. Kennedy
43. Hunted--P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
44. Vision in White--Nora Roberts
45. What to Expect When You’re Expecting--Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
46. Watchmen--Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
47. Eat This, Not That!--David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
48. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies--Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
49. Betrayed--P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
50. Dead and Gone--Charlaine Harris
51. Living Dead in Dallas--Charlaine Harris
52. The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
53. Tempted--P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
54. Chosen--P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
55. Untamed--P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
56. Olive Kitteridge--Elizabeth Strout
57. Sundays at Tiffany’s--James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
58. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen--Janet Evanovich
59. Handle With Care: A Novel--Jodi Picoult
60. The Road--Cormac McCarthy
61. StrengthsFinder 2.00--Tom Rath
62. Bed of Roses--Nora Roberts
63. Cross Country--James Patterson
64. Club Dead--Charlaine Harris
65. Firefly Lane--Kristin Hannah
66. South of Broad--Pat Conroy
67. Ford County: Stories--John Grisham
68. The Appeal--John Grisham
69. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell--Tucker Max
70. The Twilight Saga--Stephenie Meyer
71. Night World: Volume One--L.J. Smith
72. Sarah’s Key--Tatiana de Rosnay
73. Dead to the World--Charlaine Harris
74. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously--Julie Powell
75. Evermore--Alyson Noel
76. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4: The Battle of the Labyrinth--Rick Riordan
77. The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel--Garth Stein
78. Scarpetta--Patricia Cornwell
79. Guinness World Records 2010--Guinness World Records
80. 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life--Don Piper, Cecil Murphey
81. The Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2009 Edition--Allan Borushek
82. The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle--L.J. Smith
83. The Alchemist--Paulo Coelho
84. Dead As a Doornail--Charlaine Harris
85. Dreams From My Father--Barack Obama
86. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters--Rick Riordan
87. The Secret--Rhonda Byrne
88. The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game--Michael Lewis
89. Definitely Dead--Charlaine Harris
90. New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion--Mark Cotta Vaz
91. Run for Your Life--James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
92. Dear John--Nicholas Sparks
93. To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
94. Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan--Suze Orman
95. Eat, Pray, Love--Elizabeth Gilbert
96. Blink--Malcolm Gladwell
97. Revolutionary Road--Richard Yates
98. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity--Bill O’Reilly
99. All Together Dead--Charlaine Harris
100. City of Bones--Cassandra Clare


  1. Interesting list, Jessica. Thank you. I read 16 of them (lots of Percy Jackson), and my husband read 12 titles, all different from mine.

  2. I read 3. One of these was a Diary of a Wimpy Kid title with my son. Another I read about seven years ago--What To Expect When You're Expecting. Does that still count? Still, I read over 130 titles last year, most of them new releases. Interesting.

  3. PW: I added What to Expect to my list and it's been eight years . . . so yes it counts.

    Lesa: I read 13 of them . . . Having read the Twilight series helped out my number. I haven't yet read Percy Jackson but those books were already on my to be read list. Seeing how popular they are moved them up the scale.

    My favorite book on the list is The Lovely Bones. The writing absolutely stunned me with her ability to tell the story as simply and as out of order as she did. The story arc, however, was not one to ennoble its reader, but rather suggest that heaven is empty and futile compared to this life's experiences. Nonetheless, I'd recommend it to anyone with the stomach to endure the murder scene, especially writers. So much to learn from Sebold's style.

    Thanks to you guys and to everyone that participated.

  4. I read 7 of them. :) I have a few more I'd like to read, but I didn't count those.


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