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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 19 May
Charlaine Harris
J.R.R. Tolkien

Bestsellers 12 May
Kelley Armstrong
Jack Campbell
Dean Koontz

2009 Directories





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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 26 May 2009


Alan Dean Foster's Star Trek (Pocket), his novelization of the current film, debuts on trade paperback lists this week at both New York Times and Publishers Weekly, ranking #15 on each list. It's #80 on the combined USA Today list.

Pride and Prejudice with Zombies, by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith after 11 weeks is still among the top 10 on four of the five print lists compiled here. Last week we noted that Washington Post lists it on its nonfiction list; it might also be noted that Publishers Weekly continues to list the author of the book as "Jane Austin".

Stephenie Meyer occupies four of the top five slots on Amazon UK's list today.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.31
WP
05.24
SFC
05.24
USAT
05.17
PW
05.25
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(05.26)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.26)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.26)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 3 2 -1     x x     xx
Butcher, Turn Coat 03.24.09 / 10 22 -2 xxx..   xx xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 10       108 +12 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 34 8 =       x      
Forstchen, One Second After 04.07.09 / 7 xx         90 +    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 35 5 -1   xxx.. xxx.. x 66 +36   xxx..
Gaiman/McKean, The Graveyard Book (UK) 11.04.08 / 8             xxx.. 50 ++
Hamilton, Skin Trade 05.26.09 / 1           49 ++    
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 19 3 -2 5 -4 x 12 -10 3 -2 20 -3   37 -24
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 68     x 6 +1   2 +4   18 +5
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 94     xx 4 +1 xxx.. 5 +2   17 +9
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 65 7 +1 x xxx.. 28 +2 7 +2 45 +1 39 +56 19 +6
Pierce, Bloodhound 04.14.09 / 6 9 =     xxx x xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 02.06.07 / 103     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 91 +    
Scott, The Sorceress 05.26.09 / 1           64 ++    
Tolkien/Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun 05.05.09 / 3 19 -9 10 -4   x x xxx xxx  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.31
WP
05.24
SFC
05.24
USAT
05.17
PW
05.25
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(05.26)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.26)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.26)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 11 4 = 1 = 7 -1 33 -1 5 +2 29 -11 50 + 11 -7
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 8       115 +19       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 9 xxx..     75 +14 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 38 23 +2 xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Foster, Star Trek [tpb] 05.26.09 / 1 15 ++     80 ++ 15 ++      
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 31 xxx..     119 +29 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 23 xxx..     130 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 37 13 +7     49 +15 13 + xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 19 35 +     xxx..   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 9 11 = xxx..   56 -2 9 +1 38 +26   62 -27
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 34 20 +10     92 +34 14 + xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 21           15 +4   10 +2
Koontz, Odd Hours 05.12.09 / 3 4 =     25 -6 4 +1      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 112 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 14 +10 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 20             1 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 20             3 -1  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 20             4 -1 27 +17
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 50     xx 1 +2   6 +3    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 20             5 -1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 94     x 3 +1 xxx.. 14 +1 xxx.. 39 -10
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 14       xx   73 +13   95 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.31
WP
05.24
SFC
05.24
USAT
05.17
PW
05.25
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(05.26)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.26)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.26)
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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