Bestselling books, week of 1/14/10, according to IndieBound*

1/14/10 bestseller lists based on reporting from independent bookstores

1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
3. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
4. Noah's Compass, by Anne Tyler, Knopf
5. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
6. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
7. Too Much Happiness, by Alice Munro, Knopf
8. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, Doubleday
9. Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier, Dutton
10. Pirate Latitudes, by Michael Crichton, Harper
11. U Is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton, Putnam
12. Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving, Random House
13. Ford County, by John Grisham, Doubleday
14. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, Knopf
15. Summertime, by J.M. Coetzee, Viking
17. Shades of Grey, by Jasper Fforde, Viking
The highly anticipated new novel by the bestselling author of "Thursday Next"

1. Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
2. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
3. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
4. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, Norton
5. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande, Metropolitan
6. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
7. Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion
8. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead
9. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
10. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, by Julia Child, et al., Knopf
11. Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Knopf
12. SuperFreakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow
13. Lit, by Mary Karr, Harper
14. Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin, Harper
15. True Compass, by Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve
23. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
Rubin's inspiring account of her year-long quest to live a happier life

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
4. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
7. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, Back Bay
8. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
9. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
10. The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin
11. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
12. The Women, by T.C. Boyle, Penguin
13. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, Vintage
14. Precious (Push Movie Tie-In Edition), by Sapphire, Vintage
15. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski, Ecco

1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
4. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
5. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
6. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor
7. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
8. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
9. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010, World Almanac
10. Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Harper Perennial
11. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2010, by Old Farmer's Almanac
12. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
13. Food Matters, by Mark Bittman, S&S,
14. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris, Back Bay
15. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, Little Brown
3. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition, Merriam-Webster
4. The Devil's Punchbowl, by Greg Iles, Pocket Star
5. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, Vintage
6. Ender in Exile, by Orson Scott Card, Tor
7. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
8. The Associate, by John Grisham, Dell
9. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, Signet
10. Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris, Ace

1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
3. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
4. Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown
5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
6. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
7. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick
8. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
9. Listen to the Wind, by Greg Mortenson, Susan L. Roth, Dial
10. The Little Prince Pop-Up, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
11. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper
12. Million-Dollar Throw, by Mike Lupica, Philomel
13. Peter and the Sword of Mercy, by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Hyperion
14. Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, by Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing
15. Fallen, by Lauren Kate, Delacorte

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
3. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
5. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
6. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, by Judy Schachner, Dutton
7. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt
8. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
9. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
10. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
11. Otis, by Loren Long, Philomel
12. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illus.), S&S
13. The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illus.), Puffin
14. Gallop!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
15. Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
5. Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
8. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
9. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper
10. Ranger's Apprentice (hardcover and paperback), by John Flanagan, Philomel
New in Series: Erak's Ransom

* Published Thursday, January 14, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, January 10, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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