Updated March 25, 2010, with new lists that incorporate previously omitted titles and sales figures. The incorrect list has been removed from the site.

Note: the figures that follow were provided by the publishers. They reflect sales in calendar year 2009 for books (minus returns) for books published in 2008 or 2009. An asterisk denotes a title whose sales figures were provided in confidence, to be used for ranking purposes only.

Hardcover Fiction Sales, 2009
1. The Lost Symbol: A Novel. Dan Brown. Doubleday (5,543,643).
2. *The Associate: A Novel. John Grisham. Doubleday.
3. The Help. Kathryn Stockett. Putnam/Amy Einhorn (1,104,617).
4. I, Alex Cross. James Patterson. Little, Brown (1,040,976).
5. The Last Song. Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central. (1,032,829).
6 *Ford County. John Grisham. Doubleday.
7. Finger Lickin' Fifteen. Janet Evanovich. St. Martin's (977,178).
8. The Host: A Novel. Stephenie Meyer. Little, Brown (912,165).
9. *Under the Dome. Stephen King. Scribner
10. Pirate Latitudes. Michael Crichton. Harper (855,638).
11. Scarpetta. Patricia Cornwell. Putnam (800,00).
12. U Is for Undertow. Sue Grafton. Putnam (706,154).
13. The Scarpetta Factor. Patricia Cornwell. Putnam (705,000).
14. Shadowland. Alyson Noel. St. Martin's (609,355).
15. The 8th Confession. James Patterson. Little, Brown (606,097).
16. Arctic Drift. Clive Cussler with Dirk Cussler. Putnam (588,247).
17. South of Broad: A Novel. Pat Conroy. Doubleday (565,156).
18. Run for Your Life. James Patterson. Little, Brown (557,356).
19, True Blue. David Baldacci. Grand Central. (555,296).
20. Swimsuit. James Patterson. Little, Brown (553,138).
21. *Pursuit of Honor: A Novel. Vince Flynn. Atria.
22. Alex Cross's Trial. James Patterson. Little, Brown (517,171).
23. Black Hills. Nora Roberts. Putnam (502,000).
24. Breathless: A Novel. Dean Koontz. Bantam (500,964).
25. Dead and Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel. Charlaine Harris. Ace (500,135).
26. Southern Lights: A Novel. Danielle Steel. Delacorte (497,140).
First Family. David Baldacci. Grand Central 447,484).
27. The Gathering Storm: Book 12 of the Wheel of Time. Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Tor (437, 474).
28. The Wrecker. Clive Cussler. Putnam (387,309).
29. *Just Take My Heart. Mary Higgins Clark. S&S.
30. Nine Dragons. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown (356,490).

An Echo in the Bone: A Novel. Diana Gabaldon. Delacorte (347,081).
*Handle with Care: A Novel. Jodi Picoult. Atria.
One Day at a Time. Danielle Steel. Delacorte (344,079).
The Girl Who Played with Fire. Stieg Larsson. Knopf (336,534).
The Lacuna. Barbara Kingsolver. Harper (321,980).
Matters of the Heart. Danielle Steel. Delacorte (315,640).
Kindred in Death. J.D. Robb. Putnam (315,000).
*The Secret. Rhonda Byrne. Atria.
Promises in Death. J.D. Robb. Putnam (305,000).
The Defector. Daniel Silva. Putnam (298,343).
The Scarecrow. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown (288,998).
A Touch of Dead. Charlaine Harris. Ace (270,002).

*Half Broke Horses. Jeannette Walls. Scribner.
Bad Moon Rising. Sherrilyn Kenyon. St. Martin's (252,180).
Long Lost. Harlan Cooper. Harper (250,839).
Relentless: A Novel. Dean Koontz. Bantam (250,278).
Wicked Prey. John Sandford. Putnam (249,028).
*Best Friends Forever: A Novel. Jennifer Weiner. Atria.
Gone Tomorrow. Lee Child. Delacorte (245,639).
*Her Fearful Symmetry. Audrey Niffeneggar. Scribner.
Spartan Gold. Clive Cussler. Putnam (231,808).
Medusa. Clive Cussler. Putnam (229,784).

Corsair. Clive Cussler. Putnam (229,049).
Knock Out: An FBI Thriller. Catherine Coulter. Putnam (227,487).
Shanghai Girls: A Novel. Lisa See. Random (225,359).
The Doomsday Key. James Rollins. William Morrow (225,026).
Christmas Secret. Donna Van Liere. St. Martin's (216,773).
*The Christmas List. Richard Paul Evans. S&S.
Last Night in Twisted River: A Novel. John Irving. Random (214,712).
*Smash Cut. Sandra Brown. S&S.
Twenties Girl: A Novel. Sophie Kinsella. Dial (209,661).
Wishin' and Hopin'. Wally Lamb. Harper (207,260).

Deadlock. Iris Johansen. St. Martin's (206,836).
The Paris Vendetta: A Novel. Steve Berry. Ballantine (204,501).
Rough Country. John Sandford. Putnam (203,202).
The Perfect Christmas. Debbie Macomber. Harlequin (200,227).
Black Ops. W.E.B. Griffin. Putnam (198,586).
Altar of Eden. James Rollins. William Morrow (196,734).
Blood Game. Iris Johansen. St. Martin's (195,769).
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception. Eric Van Lustbader. Grand Central (195,029).
The Strain. Guillermo Del Toro. William Morrow (191,627).

Deeper than Dead. Tami Hoag. Penguin (185,936).
True Colors. Kristin Hannah. St. Martin's (185,658).
*The White Queen. Philippa Gregory. Touchstone Fireside.
Paths of Glory. Jeffrey Archer. St. Martin's (183,418).
Evidence: An Alex Delaware Novel. Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine (182,958).
Sizzle: A Novel. Julie Garwood. Ballantine (182,010).
Look Again. Lisa Scottoline. St. Martin's (180,175).
Summer on Blossom Street. Debbie Macomber. Harlequin (173,694).
Rainwater. Sandra Brown. S&S.
The Christmas Sweater. Glenn Beck. Threshold.

Heart and Soul. Maeve Binchy. Knopf (167,755).
Divine Misdemeanors: A Novel. Laurell K. Hamilton. Ballantine (166,102).
That Old Cape Magic. Richard Russo. Knopf (164,437).
Angel Time. Anne Rice. Knopf (153,520).
Skin Trade. Laurell K. Hamilton. Berkley (153,004).
Cemetery Dance. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Grand Central. (148,804).
Dune Road. Jane Green. Viking (148,570).
*The Apostle: A Thriller. Brad Thor. Atria.
Fool. Christopher Moore. William Morrow (146,098).
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built. Alexander McCall Smith. Pantheon (144,439).

The Honor of Spies. W.E.B. Griffin. Putnam (141,050).
Storm Cycle. Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen. St. Martin's (140,817).
Heat Wave. Richard Castle. Hyperion (140,110).
Return to Sullivans Island. Christopher Moore. William Morrow. (139,020).
Ice: A Novel. Linda Howard. Ballantine (138,126).
Loitering with Intent. Stuart Woods. Putnam (136,381).
White Witch, Black Curse. Kim Harrison. Eos. (135,659).
Knit the Season: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel. Kate Jacobs. Putnam (135,329).
True Detectives: A Novel. Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine (132,403).
The Angel's Game: A Novel. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Doubleday (131,509).

Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game. Sidney Sheldon. William Morrow. (131,405).
Hothouse Orchid. Stuart Woods. Putnam (130,426).
*206 Bones. Kathy Reichs. Scribner.
No Less than Victory: A Novel of World War II. Jeff Shaara. Ballantine (125,221).
Lover Avenged: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. J.R. Ward. NAL (125,126).
Blindman's Bluff. Faye Kellerman. William Morrow. (124,110).
Guardian of Lies. Steve Martini. William Morrow. (123,393).
Second Opinion. Michael Palmer. St. Martin's (123,166).
The Professional. Robert B. Parker. Putnam (122,593).
Dark Slayer. Christine Feehan. Berkley (121,082).

*Devil's Punchbowl. Greg Iles. Scribner.
The Neighbor. Lisa Gardner. Bantam (120,555).
The Year of the Flood: A Novel. Margaret Atwood. Doubleday (120,249).
The Book of Genesis Illustrated. R. Crumb. Norton (119,914).
Fried Up: Book One of the Dreamlight Trilogy. Jayne Ann Krentz. Putnam (118,775).
Don't Look Twice. Andrew Gross. William Morrow. (117,239).
Pygmy. Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday (117,202).
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Katherine Howe. Voice (116,217).
*Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System Special Edition: The Divine Way to Heal You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes. Zhi Gang Sha. Atria.

Turn Coat: A Novel of the Dresden Files. Jim Butcher. Roc (115,111).
A Change in Altitude: A Novel. Anita Shreve. Little, Brown (113,518).
Fire and Ice. J.A. Jance. William Morrow. (112,453).
*Roadside Crosses. Jeffery Deaver. S&S.
*Nanny Returns: A Novel. Emma McLaughlin. Atria.
*Days of Gold: A Novel. Jude Deveraux. Atria.
Night and Day. Robert B. Parker. Putnam (110,678).
New York: The Novel. Edward Rutherford. Doubleday (110,022).
Fatally Flaky. Diane Mott Davidson. William Morrow. (108,369).
First Lord's Fury. Jim Butcher. Ace (108,105).

Homer & Langley: A Novel. E.L. Doctorow. Random (105,265).
What I Did for Love. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. William Morrow. (105,199).
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Dial (104,284).
Burn: A Novel. Linda Howard. Ballantine (102,258).
The Disciple. Stephen Coonts. St. Martin's (100,272).
Prayers for Sale. Sandra Dallas. St. Martin's (100,202).
To Try Men's Souls. Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. St. Martin's/Dunne (100,099).

Hardcover Nonfiction Sales, 2009
1. Going Rogue: An American Life. Sarah Palin. Harper (2,674,684).
2. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. Steve Harvey. Harper (1,735,219).
3. *Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. Glenn Beck. Threshold.
4. *Liberty & Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. Mark R. Levin..
5. True Compass: A Memoir. Edward M. Kennedy. Grand Central (870,402).
6. Have a Little Faith: A True Story. Mitch Albom. Hyperion (855,843).
7. It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor. Joel Osteen. Free Press.
8. The Last Lecture. Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. Hyperion (610,033).
9. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books Not Bombs. Greg Mortenson. Viking (515,566).
10. Superfreakonomics. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. William Morrow (487,977).
11. Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child. Knopf (10/61) (487,228).
12. Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! Jillian Michaels. Crown (486,154).
13. The Yankee Years. Joe Torre and Tom Verducci. Doubleday (397,954).
14. Open. Andre Agassi. Knopf (11/09) (383,722).
15. *Time of My Life. Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi. Atria.
16. *Paula Deen's the Deen Family Cookbook. Paula Deen with Melissa Clark. S&S.
17. Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance. Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker. Tyndale (309,872).
18. Highest Duty. Chesley Sullenberger. William Morrow (306,413).
19. Catastrophe. Dick Morris. Harper (289,887).
20. Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear. Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson (263,242).
21. Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist. Michael J. Fox. Hyperion (262,594).
22. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman. Jon Krakauer. Doubleday (254,482).
23. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity. Bill O'Reilly. Broadway (247,897).
24. Born to Run. Christopher McDougall. Knopf (219,370).
25. Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America. Ann Coulter. Crown (208,336).
26. The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy. Bill Simmons. ESPN (208,286).
27. Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer-And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place. Suzanne Somers. Crown (207,000).
28. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients. Ina Garten. Crown (206,419).
29. Down Home with the Neelys. Patrick and Gina Neely. Knopf (201,631).
30. Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. Kathy Griffin. Ballantine (200,713).
Never Give Up!: Relentless Determination to Overcome Life's Challenges. Joyce Meyer. FaithWords (200,288).

*Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. Chelsea Handler. Simon Spotlight.
*Last Words. George Carlin. Free Press.
Eat This, Not That! Best and Worst Foods. David Zinczenko. Rodale (190,000).
Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs. Emerson Eggerichs. Thomas Nelson (189,412).
The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree Drummond. Morrow Cookbooks (188,484).
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship. Jeffrey Zaslow. Gotham (174,190).
*Horse Soldiers. Doug Stanton. Scribner.
Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story. Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. Viking (171,070).
*High on Arrival. Mackenzie Phillips. Simon Spotlight.
The Hole in Our Gospel: The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World. Richard Stearns. Tho-mas Nelson (167,235).

Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family and Friends. Martha Stewart. Crown (164,267).
Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World: What on Earth Should We Do Now? David Jeremiah. Thomas Nelson (164,095).
What in the World Is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Can't Afford to Ignore. David Jeremiah. Thomas Nelson (163,261).
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas. Augusten Burroughs. St. Martin's (160,429).
Julia's Kitchen Wisdom. Julia Child. Knopf (160,142).
When the Game Was Ours. Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson with Jackie MacMullan. HMH (159,169).
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System-and Themselves. Andrew Ross Sorkin. Viking (156,508).
The End of Overeating. David A. Kess-ler, M.D. Rodale (155,000).
I Can Make You Thin: The Revolutionary System Used by More Than 3 Million People. Paul McKenna. Sterling (152,824).
The Noticer: Sometimes All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective. Andy Andrews. Thomas Nelson (151,752).

The National Parks. Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. Knopf (150,845).
How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond. Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier. Crown (150,430).
The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory. David Plouffe. Viking (147,202).
Gourmet Today: More Than 1,000 All-New Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen. Edited by Ruth Reichl. HMH (146,971).
*Mommywood. Tori Spelling. Simon Spotlight.
My Journey with Farrah. Alana Stewart. William Morrow (145,528).
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect. Ronald Kessler. Crown (145,200).
Flat Belly Diet Cookbook. Liz Vaccariello. Rodale (145,000).
*Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even. James J. Cramer with Cliff Mason. S&S.
Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Success. Dave Ramsey. Thomas Nelson (141,444).

Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities. Elizabeth Edwards. Broadway (141,032).
The Deen Bros. Take It Easy: Quick and Affordable Meals the Whole Family Will Love. Jamie and Bobby Deen and Melissa Clark. Ballantine (137,994).
*The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Richard Dawkins. Free Press.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. Knopf (134,087).
*Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson. Ian Halperin. Simon Spotlight.
A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion. Anthony Bourke and John Rendall. Broadway (130,286).
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. Grand Central (130,038).
House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. William D. Cohan. Doubleday (129,371).
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America. Timothy Egan. HMH (128,651).
The Love Revolution. Joyce Meyer. FaithWords (127,506).

Your Best Life Begins Each Morning: Devotions to Start Every New Day of the Year. Joel Osteen. FaithWords (120,012).
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts and A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration. Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Crown (117,933).
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes. Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. St. Martin's/Dunne (117,352).
Moonwalk. Michael Jackson. Crown (115,562).
PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God. Frank Warren. William Morrow (114,577).
Out of Captivity. Marc Gonsalves. William Morrow (113,361).
America on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot. Craig Ferguson. Harper (112,710).
The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide. Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Hachette/Center Street (111,696).
*Have You Seen My Country Lately?: America's Wake-Up Call. Jerry Doyle. Threshold.
*The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History. Harry S. Dent. Free Press.

End the Fed. Ron Paul. Grand Central (110,048).
*Comeback 2.0. Lance Armstrong. Touchstone Fireside.
Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World. Joel C. Rosenberg. Tyndale (107,304).
Columbine. Dave Cullen. Grand Central (106,193).
Good Eats: The Early Years. Alton Brown. Abrams (104,908).
Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You. Deepak Chopra. Harmony (104,540).
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. David Grann. Doubleday (104,120).
Notes Left Behind. Brooke Desserich. William Morrow (104,043).
The Conscious Cook. Tal Ronnen. Morrow Cookbook (103,936).
Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding in Any Conditions. John Kotter. St. Martin's (103,188).

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy. Lidia Matticchio Bastianich. Knopf (102,537).
Here's the Deal. Howie Mandel with Josh Young. Bantam (102,321).
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith. Timothy Keller. Penguin (101,836).
Strength in What Remains. Tracy Kidder. Random (100,738).