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Jim Butcher
Karen Chance

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Tamora Pierce
Jim Butcher
Jack Campbell
Stephenie Meyer

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The table shows the current rank of each book and the change since last week, where:

= same as last week

+/- change since last week

+ back on list

++ new on list

x no longer on list (number of x's: weeks off list)


All lists rank hardcovers and paperbacks separately, except for the USA Today list, which is a single list combining fiction and nonfiction in all formats. Dates shown are posted dates, except those in parentheses, which are dates compiled. New York Times posts its list one week in advance of print publication.

Note that some sources do not compile paperback bestsellers, and some exclude YA books (like the Harry Potter series) from their hardcover and paperback fiction lists.

Weekly Bestellers


Week ending 12 May 2009


Kelley Armstrong's The Awakening (HarperCollins), second book in her YA "Darkest Powers" series following The Summoning, debuts at #1 on New York Times' children's chapter book list. It's also #70 on the combined USA Today list.

In paperback, the reprint edition of Dean Koontz' Odd Hours debuts solidly at #6 on the NYT mass market list, #7 on the same list at PW, #24 at USA Today.

Paperback original The Lost Fleet: Relentless (Ace), fifth book in the series, debuts at #16 on the NYT mass market list, #108 at PW.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.17
WP
05.10
SFC
05.10
USAT
05.03
PW
05.11
(ch 04.13)
Amz
(05.12)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.12)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.12)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 1 1 ++     70 ++       30 ++
Butcher, Turn Coat 03.24.09 / 8 17 -7 xx   133 -61 13 -3 xx xxx.. xxx..
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 8       102 -7 xxx xxx..   xx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 32 7 -1       xxx      
Forstchen, One Second After 04.07.09 / 6 33 -14         113 -27    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 33 5 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx 74 +6   xxx..
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 17           12 -9   46 -34
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 66     xx 6 -2   7 -1   15 -2
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 92     10 + 5 -2 xxx.. 6 +3   19 =
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 63 8 -2 x xxx.. 33 -12 6 = 49 = xxx.. 18 +6
Pierce, Beka Cooper: Bloodhound 04.14.09 / 4 6 -4     x   xxx..    
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 2             75 -37  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.17
WP
05.10
SFC
05.10
USAT
05.03
PW
05.11
(ch 04.13)
Amz
(05.12)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.12)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.12)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 9 5 +5 1 +6   47 +28 11 +1 21 -4 44 +44 9 +95
Campbell, The Lost Fleet: Relentless 04.28.09 / 2 16 ++     108 ++   xx    
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 6       112 +11       xx
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 7 xxx..     67 +13 xxx      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 36 19 +3 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 35 x     95 -16 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 7 24 -19 xxx..   52 -16 x 55 -9   77 -13
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 32 x     143 -12 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 19           31 -4   12 +19
Koontz, Odd Hours 05.12.09 / 1 6 ++     24 ++ 7 ++      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 110 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 42 +3 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 18             1 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 18             2 +1  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 18             3 -1 49 +11
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 48     6 + 2 -1   11 =    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 18             5 -1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 92     xx 4 -2 xxx.. 16 -1 xxx.. 36 +21
Moore/Gibbons, Watchmen [tpb] 07.22.08 / 43   xxx.. xxx.. 147 -37 xx xx 86 -18 xxx..
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 12       123 -5   82 -30   xx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.17
WP
05.10
SFC
05.10
USAT
05.03
PW
05.11
(ch 04.13)
Amz
(05.12)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.12)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.12)
This cell color indicates rankings on children's bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data -- rankings from one or more weeks before -- and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]
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