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Bestsellers 26 May
Alan Dean Foster
P&P&Zombies

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

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 2 June 2009


The Strain (William Morrow), a horror novel about vampires, and first of a trilogy, by film director Guillermo Del Toro and co-writer Chuck Hogan, was officially published today and ranks significantly on all three Amazon lists -- #26 on Canada's, #49 on Amazon.com, and #66 on Amazon UK.

More modest debuts this week: Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold is #52 on Amazon UK; the paperback reprint of Karen Traviss' Star Wars: Republic Commando: Order 66 eeks onto Amazon.com's list today at #148.

Pride and Prejudice with Zombies still rides high; Stephenie Meyer still occupies four of the top five slots at Amazon UK.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.07
WP
05.24
SFC
05.31
USAT
05.24
PW
06.01
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.02)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.02)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.02)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Abercrombie, Best Served Cold (UK) 06.02.09 / 1             52 ++  
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 4 7 -5     xx xx     94 +
Butcher, Turn Coat 03.24.09 / 11 35 -13 xxx..   xxx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, City of Bones 04.24.07 / 2 xxx..             79 ++
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 11       101 +7 xxx.. xxx..   45 +
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 35 6 +2       xx      
Del Toro/Hogan, The Strain 06.02.09 / 1           49 ++ 26 ++ 66 ++
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 36 5 =   xxx.. xxx.. xx 62 +4   xxx..
Gaiman/McKean, The Graveyard Book (UK) 11.04.08 / 9             xxx.. 69 -19
Hamilton, Skin Trade 05.26.09 / 2           25 +24 40 ++  
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 20 4 -1 6 -1 xx 16 -4 2 +1 35 -15   27 +10
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 69     xx 4 +2   6 -4   22 -4
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 95     7 + 3 +1 xxx.. 13 -8   18 -1
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 66 7 = xx xxx.. 33 -5 8 -1 61 -16 x 30 -11
Pierce, Bloodhound 04.14.09 / 7 8 +1     xxx.. xx xxx..    
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 3             76 +  
Scott, The Sorceress 05.26.09 / 2           89 -25    
Tolkien/Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun 05.05.09 / 4 28 -9 x   xx xx xxx.. xxx..  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.07
WP
05.24
SFC
05.31
USAT
05.24
PW
06.01
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.02)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.02)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.02)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 12 4 = 1 = 6 +1 27 +6 6 -1 28 +1 66 -16 7 +4
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 95       xxx..   87 +   xxx..
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 9       108 +7       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 10 xxx..     76 -1 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 39 27 -4 xxx.. 3 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Foster, Star Trek [tpb] 05.26.09 / 2 22 -7     129 -49 x      
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 22 xxx..     144 +   xxx..    
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 32 24 +     97 +22 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 19 xxx..     127 +   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 24 xxx..     107 +23 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 38 7 +6     28 +21 7 +6 xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 20 35 =     135 +   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 10 10 +1 xxx..   49 +7 10 -1 69 -31   58 +4
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 35 11 +9     83 +9 9 +5 xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 22           16 -1   13 -3
Koontz, Odd Hours 05.12.09 / 4 8 -4     30 -5 8 -4      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 113 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 138 + xxx.. xxx.. 17 -3 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 21             2 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 21             3 =  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 21             4 = 17 +10
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 51     xxx 1 =   3 +3    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 21             5 = xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 95     xx 2 +1 xxx.. 9 +5 xxx.. 43 -4
Moore/Gibbons, Watchmen [tpb] 07.22.08 / 45   xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx 90 +
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 15       xxx   78 -5   x
Traviss, Star Wars: Republic Commando: Order 66 06.02.09 / 1       148 ++        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.07
WP
05.24
SFC
05.31
USAT
05.24
PW
06.01
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.02)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.02)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.02)
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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