Everybody’s talking about … these titles from 2009

Compiled by
Erika Ostroff

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift or wondering what good movies or books you missed this year, this list of best-sellers from 2009 should serve you well.
Everybody loves a good mystery, so with the help of Gretchen Schmidt, branch manager of the Del Mar Library, we start with what who-dun-its Del Martians were checking out:

Most-Circulated Mysteries 2009
- “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson
- “Hollywood Moon” by Joseph Wambaugh
- “Nine Dragons” by Michael Connelly
- “Spade & Archer” by Joe Gores
- “U is for Undertow” by Sue Grafton

Best-selling nonfiction:

- “Going Rouge” by Sarah Palin
- “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom
- “Open” by Andre Agassi
- “Superfreakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- “Arguing With Idiots” by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others
- “The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis
- “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
- “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls
- “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” by Tucker Max
- “The Imperial Cruise” by James Bradley
— Source:

Best-selling fiction
- “Alex Cross” by James Patterson
- “Pirate Latitudes” by Michael Crichton
- “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown
- “Under the Dome” by Stephen King
- “Breathless” by Dean Koontz
- “Push” by Sapphire
- “The Piano Teacher” by Janice Y.K. Lee
- “The Shack” by William P. Young
- “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson
- “Bed of Roses” by Nora Roberts
***The Twilight Saga Collection by Stephanie Meyer was not on the New York Times best-seller list, but does appear on other lists.
— Source:

Children’s holiday literature

- “Splendiferous Christmas” by Jane O’Connor
- “Lego Star Wars” by Simon Beecroft
- “Nubs” by Brian Dennis, Mary Nethery and Kirby Larson
- “The Christmas Sweater” adapted by Chris Schoebinger from the story by Glenn Beck
- “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore
— Source: www.nytimes.com

Top-grossing movies
- “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
- “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
- “Up”
- “The Hangover”
- “Star Trek”
- “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
- “Monsters vs. Aliens”
- “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”
- “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”
- “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”
— Source: www.imdb.com

Top-selling DVDs
- “Up,” directed by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
- “Inglourious Basterds,” directed by Quentin Tarantino
- “The Hangover,” directed by Todd Phillips
- “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” directed by David Yates
- “Julie & Julia,” directed by Nora Ephron
- “Monsters vs. Aliens,” directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon
- “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” directed by Carlos Saldanha
- “The Ugly Truth” directed by Robert Luketic
- “Night at the Museum,” directed by Shawn Levy
- “Food, Inc.,” directed by Robert Kenner
— Source: www.filmcrave.com

Best-selling albums
- “The Carter III” by Lil’ Wayne
- “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
- “Fearless” by Taylor Swift
- “Rock ‘n’ Roll Jesus” by Kid Rock
- “Black Ice” by AC/DC
- “Taylor Swift” by Taylor Swift
- “Death Magnetic” by Metallica
- “Paper Trail” by T.I.
- “Sleep Through the Static” by Jack Johnson
- “I Am … Sasha Fierce” by Beyonce
— Source:

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