- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009


1. “Handle with Care: A Novel” by Jodi Picoult (Atria)

2. “Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

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3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)

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

5. “The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief” by Peter Lerangis (Scholastic)

6. “The Associate” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

7. “Promises in Death” by J.D. Robb (Putnam)

8. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

9. “Run for Your Life” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

10. “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)

11. “Heart and Soul” by Maeve Binchy (Knopf)

12. “Night and Day: A Jesse Stone Novel” by Robert B. Parker

13. “One Day at a Time” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)

14. “White Witch, Black Curse” by Kim Harrison (Eos)

15. “Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman (Harper Collins)


1. “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment” by Steve Harvey (Amistad)

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

3. “The Yankee Years” by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci (Doubleday)

4. “The Power of Soul” by Zhi Gang Sha (Atria)

5. “The Sandler Rules: 49 Timeless Selling Principles and How to Apply Them” by David Mattson (Pegasus Media World)

6. “StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

7. “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)

8. “Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle” by Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, Keith Stansell with Gary Brozek (William Morrow)

9. “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne (Atria Books/Beyond Words)

10. “Miles to Go” by Miley Cyrus (Disney Hyperion)

11. “Emotional Freedom” by Judith Orloff (Harmony)

12. “The 4 Day Diet” by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press)

13. “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” by David Grann (Doubleday)

14. “Flat Belly Diet” by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass (Rodale Books)

15. “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicki Myron, Brett Witter (Grand Central)

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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