1. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.
2. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday, $29.95.) Robert Langdon among the Masons.
3. KISSER, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $25.95.) Stone Barrington, the New York cop turned lawyer, pursues a case of financial fraud on the Upper East Side.
4. BLOOD TIES, by Kay Hooper. (Bantam, $26.) FBI agent Noah Bishop and his special crimes unit pursue a brutal enemy.
5(x). THE FIRST RULE, by Robert Crais. (Putnam, $26.95.) Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, set out to clear the reputation of a former military contractor who has been murdered.
6. THE SWAN THIEVES, by Elizabeth Kostova. (Little, Brown, $26.99.) A psychiatrist who treats a man who slashed a canvas in the National Gallery is drawn into the world of French Impressionism; from the author of "The Historian."
7. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Tracking the murderer of a relative, Alex Cross discovers a wild Washington scene with explosive secrets.
8. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $24.99.) A 17-year-old girl spends the summer with her divorced father in North Carolina. There, she finds many kinds of love.
9. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $25.95.) A Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.
10(x). ROSES, by Leila Meacham. (Grand Central, $24.99.) Three generations in a small East Texas town.
1. GAME CHANGE, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Behind the scenes at the 2008 election with Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John and Elizabeth Edwards, John McCain and Sarah Palin.
2. I AM OZZY, by Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres. (Grand Central, $26.99.) Recollections of heavy metal's "Prince of Darkness."
3. THE POLITICIAN, by Andrew Young. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $24.99.) A tell-all by John Edwards' closest aide.
4. COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Viking, $26.95.) The author of "Eat, Pray, Love" wrestles with, and overcomes, her ambivalence about marriage.
5. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom. (Hyperion, $23.99.) A suburban rabbi and a Detroit pastor teach lessons about the comfort of belief.
6. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed, from the author of "Blink."
7(x). STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson. (Viking, $26.95.) Building schools, many of them for girls, in northeast Afghanistan; takes up where "Three Cups of Tea" left off.
8. JUST KIDS, by Patti Smith. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $27.) The godmother of punk recalls her life with Robert Mapplethorpe and their yearnings for a life in art in the New York City of the 1960s and '70s.
9. COURTING DISASTER, by Marc Thiessen. (Regnery, $29.95.) "Enhanced interrogation" saved American lives and Obama is risking them, a Bush speechwriter says.
10(x). THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/Holt, $24.50.) Following checklists makes surgery safer and other activities more efficient, a doctor argues.
ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS
1. THE KIND DIET, by Alicia Silverstone. (Rodale, $29.99.) The actress' recipes and insights for going meat- and dairy-free.
2. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, by Gretchen Rubin. (Harper/HarperCollins, $25.99.) A year spent focusing on the things that really matter.
3. MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, VOL. 1, by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. (Knopf, $40.) A reissue of the book that started Julia Child's career.
4. THE MAYO CLINIC DIET, by the Mayo Clinic staff. (Good Books, $25.99.) Adopting healthy new habits and breaking unhealthy old ones.
5. ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN, by Steve Harvey with Denene Millner. (Amistad/HarperCollins, $23.99.) Tips on relationships from the comedian and host of "The Steve Harvey Morning Show."
An (x) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending Jan. 30 at thousands of venues.