03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2009 Books: Trends And Triumphs

Yes, Stephenie Meyer had another frighteningly good year with her sexy teen vampires and werewolves. And while Twilight is hardly about to fade into black, the mega-series wasn't the only story of the year when it came to best sellers. A couple of chicks named Julie and Julia, a Harvard symbologist who famously cracked TheDa Vinci Code and a wimpy kid and his diary all flexed their muscles in 2009.

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