Best Books of 2009The Lost SymbolLiberty and TyrannyGlenn Beck's Common SenseAct Like a Lady, Think Like a ManThe HelpEat This Not ThatDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last StrawDead and GoneThe Last OlympianCook Yourself Thin

Best Books of 2009

Customers' Bestsellers: Top 100 Books

Everybody knows what our bestselling book of 2009 was: The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown's long-awaited follow-up to The Da Vinci Code. But the race was closer than you might think: following Brown on our year-ending list are three books from authors with their own radio platforms, political talkers on the right Mark R. Levin and Glenn Beck and comedian-turned-radio-host Steve Harvey, and then the word-of-mouth fiction breakout of the year, Kathryn Stockett's The Help, which has earned over 900 five-star reviews from Amazon customers.

See our complete top 100 bestsellers for 2009 below. (Ranked according to customer orders through October. Only books published for the first time in 2009 are eligible.) Find many more editors' picks and customers' favorites in our Best of 2009 Store.


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85. Bed of Roses (The Bride Quartet, Book 2)
Bed of Roses (The Bride Quartet, Book 2)
by Nora Roberts
4.3 out of 5 stars (336 customer reviews)
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Berkley Trade
October 27, 2009
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In her second bridal-themed romance about four friends who run Vows, a Greenwich, Conn., wedding planning business, Roberts focuses on Emma Grant while her partners, MacKensie, Parker and Laurel, play supporting roles. In the first installment of this plan... Read more

86. Best Friends Forever
Best Friends Forever
by Jennifer Weiner
3.1 out of 5 stars (268 customer reviews)
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Atria Books
July 14, 2009
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Chick lit doyenne Weiner offers airtight proof that the genre thrives with this clever, sad and sweet turn on ... Read more

87. Swimsuit
Swimsuit
by James Patterson
2.7 out of 5 stars (403 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Little, Brown and Company
June 29, 2009
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A serial killer with an urge to break into print propels this thriller from bestseller Patterson and collaborator Paetro (4th of July). Ben Hawkins, a former L.A. cop turned reporter and author, travels to Hawaii to look into the disappearance of model Kim... Read more

88. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
by T. R. Reid
4.7 out of 5 stars (348 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
The Penguin Press
August 20, 2009
Hardcover

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Washington Post correspondent Reid (The United States of Europe) explores health-care systems around the world in an effort to understand why the U.S. remains the only first world nation to refuse its citizens universal health care. Neither financial prudence nor concern for the commonweal explains the American position, according ... Read more

89. Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett)
Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett)
by James Patterson
4.2 out of 5 stars (319 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Little, Brown and Company
February 2, 2009
Hardcover

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Review
"... brilliant. It feels just like you're reading a Bruce Willis film ... a great holiday read" News of the World "Its breakneck pace leaves you gasping for breath. Packed with typical Patterson panache ... it won't disappoint" Daily Mail... Read more

90. The Evolution of God
The Evolution of God
by Robert Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars (158 customer reviews)
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Little, Brown and Company
June 8, 2009
Hardcover

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In his illuminating book, The Moral Animal, Wright introduced evolutionary psychology and examined the ways that the morality of individuals might be hard-wired by nature rather than influenced by culture. With this book, he expands upon that work, turning now to explore how religion came to define larger and ... Read more

91. Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
by Thomas Pynchon
3.6 out of 5 stars (158 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Penguin Press HC, The
August 4, 2009
Hardcover

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Amazon.com Review
"Pynchon flashes the Sixties rock references faster than a Ten Years After guitar solo: His characters walk around wearing T-shirts from Pearls Before Swine, name-drop the Electric Prunes, turn up the Stones' 'Something Happened to Me Yesterday' on the ra... Read more

92. The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, Book 3)
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, Book 3)
by Peter Lerangis
4.3 out of 5 stars (103 customer reviews)
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Scholastic
March 3, 2009
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Grade 4–7—Amy and Dan Cahill are now on their way to Japan. In the dramatic opening chapter, while boarding a flight to Tokyo, they are outfoxed by two of their cousins, also in search of the Cahill family secrets. Separated from their au pair, Nellie, and cat, Saladin, they ... Read more

93. The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide
The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide
by Elisabeth Hasselbeck
4.2 out of 5 stars (333 customer reviews)
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Center Street
May 4, 2009
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For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn't figure out what was making her sick. She asked doctors and consulted nutritionists, but no one seemed to have any answers. It wasn't until spending time in the Australian Outback, living off the land on the grueling... Read more

94. NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
by Po Bronson
4.6 out of 5 stars (419 customer reviews)
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Twelve
September 3, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
The central premise of this book by Bronson (What Should I Do with My Life?) and Merryman, a Washington Post journalist, is that many of modern society's most popular strategies for raising children are in fact backfiring because key points in the science of child development and behavior have ... Read more

95. The Twilight Saga: New Moon--The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
The Twilight Saga: New Moon--The Official Illustrated Movie Companion
by Mark Cotta Vaz
4.8 out of 5 stars (113 customer reviews)
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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 6, 2009
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Review
Praise for New Moon: -"Teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more."--Booklist-"[A] near-genius balance of breathtaking romance and action."--VOYA-"New Moon will ... leave [fans] breathless for the third."--School Library Journal Praise for Eclipse: -"Move over, Harry Potter." - USA Today-"[Stephenie Meyer is] the world's most popular vampire ... Read more

96. The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction
The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction
by Gail Boushey
4.8 out of 5 stars (181 customer reviews)
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Stenhouse Publishers
April 28, 2009
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"All readers of any age need instruction and support that helps them become more independent and self-reflective in their work." – Gail Boushey and Joan Moser   In The CAFE Book, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser present a practical, simple way to integrate assessment into daily reading and ... Read more

97. Columbine
Columbine
by Dave Cullen
4.4 out of 5 stars (658 customer reviews)
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Twelve
April 6, 2009
Hardcover

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Starred Review. In this remarkable account of the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School shooting, journalist Cullen not only dispels several of the prevailing myths about the event but tackles the hardest question of all: why did it happen? Drawing on exte... Read more

98. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Sheryl WuDunn
4.7 out of 5 stars (671 customer reviews)
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Knopf
September 8, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. New York Times columnist Kristof and his wife, WuDunn, a former Times reporter, make a brilliantly argued case for investing in the health and autonomy of women worldwide. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed ... Read more

99. Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortenson
4.6 out of 5 stars (65 customer reviews)
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Dial
January 22, 2009
Hardcover

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Amazon.com Review
From Viking Press In regards to the 60 Minutes episode that aired April 17, 2011: "Greg Mortenson’s work as a humanitarian in Afghanistan and Pakistan has provided tens of thousands of children with an education. 60 Minutes is a serious news organization and in the wake of ... Read more

100. Mommywood
Mommywood
by Tori Spelling
4.0 out of 5 stars (177 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Gallery Books
April 14, 2009
Hardcover

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From Publishers Weekly
From the opening ultrasound scene, in which Spelling frets that her unborn son's nose is too big, through her two bouts coping with baby weight and numerous shopping sprees, the memoir focuses heavily on appearances. What rescues the book from complete nar... Read more

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