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WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLERS

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 2:20pm  ET

The Associated Press

Best-Selling Books Week Ended December 16th.

FICTION

1. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)

2. "The Racketeer" by John Grisham (Doubleday)

3. "Threat Vector" by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney (Putnam)

4. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group)

5. "Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)

6. "Merry Christmas, Alex Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

7. "Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena" by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

8. "The Forgotten" by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

9. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown)

10. "I Funny" by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein (Little, Brown)

NONFICTION

1. "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.)

2. "The Elf on the Shelf" by Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell (CCA&B)

3. "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.)

4. "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)

5. "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" by Jon Meachum (Random House)

6. "Guinness World Records 2013" by Guiness Book Records (Guiness Book Records)

7. "America Again" by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central Publishing)

8. "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence" by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers)

9. "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (Dutton Books)

10. "LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia" by DK Publishing (DK Publishing)

FICTION E-BOOKS

1. "Two Graves" by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing)

2. "The Edge of Never" by J.A. Redmerski (J.A. Redmerski)

3. "The Forgotten" by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

4. "The Hobbit" by J.R.R Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

5. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group)

6. "Wallbanger" by Alice Clayton (Alice Clayton)

7. "The Black Box" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

8. "Merry Christmas, Alex Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

9. "The Racketeer" by John Grisham (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

10. "Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel" by Janet Evanovich (Random House)

NONFICTION E-BOOKS

1. "Proof of Heaven" by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster)

2. "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.)

3. "Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.)

4. "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)

5. "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" by Jon Meachum (Random House)

6. "Damaged" by Cathy Glass (HarperCollins)

7. "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (Penguin Group)

8. "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman (Little, Brown)

9. "Wheat Belly" by William Davis (Rodale)

10. "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" by Bob Newhard (Hyperion)

Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 12,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 75 percent of the nation's book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores (excluding Wal-Mart). E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The fiction and nonfiction lists in all formats include both adult and juvenile titles; the business list includes only adult titles. The combined lists track sales by title across all print and e-book formats; audio books are excluded. Refer questions to john.edwards(at)wsj.com.


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