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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 9 Jun
Kim Harrison
China Miéville
Dean Koontz
Laurell K. Hamilton

Bestsellers 2 Jun
Guillermo Del Toro &
Chuck Hogan

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 16 June 2009


Laurell K. Hamilton's Skin Trade (Berkley), Book 17 of her Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, debuts impressively on print lists this week, ranking #1 on fiction hardcover lists at New York Times, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly, and #6 on the combined USA Today list. (At the same time, it's slid precipitously on Amazon lists since debuting on those three weeks ago.)

Also debuting significantly on print lists this week: Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan's vampire novel The Strain (William Morrow), ranking #9 on the same three lists Hamilton ranks #1 on; and MaryJanice Davidson's Undead and Unwelcome (Berkley), Book 8 in her Queen Betsy vampire series, debuting at #14 on the NYT and PW lists.





Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.21
WP
06.14
SFC
06.14
USAT
06.07
PW
06.15
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.16)
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 / 3             81 -2  
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 6 6 +3     xxx.. xxx..     xx
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 13       123 -10 xxx.. xxx..   xx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 37 3 +4       xxx..      
Davidson, Undead and Unwelcome 06.16.09 / 1 14 ++     122 ++ 14 ++      
Del Toro/Hogan, The Strain 06.02.09 / 3 9 ++ 9 ++   52 ++ 9 ++ 95 -12 38 -17 18 +6
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 38 2 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 82 +4   xxx..
Grant, Hunger: A Gone Novel 06.16.09 / 1 8 ++              
Hamilton, Skin Trade 05.26.09 / 4 1 ++ 1 ++   6 ++ 1 ++ 134 -75 153 -71 51 +32
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 22 7 -1 x 5 + 44 -17 7 -3 37 +1   32 -10
Harrison, Once Dead, Twice Shy 06.09.09 / 2 9 -4              
Koontz, Relentless 06.09.09 / 2           61 -30    
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 71     9 + 5 =   9 -2   24 -12
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 97     7 = 4 = xxx.. 11 =   47 -30
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 68 11 -2 x xxx.. 39 +5 10 = 72 -1 xxx 52 +4
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 9             65 -17  
Scott, The Sorceress 05.26.09 / 3       116 ++   xx    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.21
WP
06.14
SFC
06.14
USAT
06.07
PW
06.15
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.16)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 14 5 -1 5 -2 9 -4 34 +5 6 -2 30 -1 90 + 14 =
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 97       124 +   79 -10   xxx..
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 11       110 +7       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 12 xxx..     67 +7 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 41 26 = xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Galenorn, Demon Mistress 06.16.09 / 1 16 ++              
Hamilton, Blood Noir 06.09.09 / 2 22 -3     93 -11        
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 24 xxx..     126 +11   xxx..    
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 34 23 +1     81 +5 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 21 xxx..     101 +18   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 26 25 +2     90 +11 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 40 17 -5     32 -4 13 -3 xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 22 35 +     114 +19   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 12 11 +5 xxx..   63 +1 11 + 47 +5   62 -10
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 37 14 +7     46 +54 14 + xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 24           5 +8   7 -2
Koontz, Odd Hours 05.12.09 / 6 31 -14     71 -24 xx      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 115 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. 17 +1 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 23             2 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 23             3 +1  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 23             4 -1 72 -54
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 53     5 + 1 =   7 -3    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 23             5 = xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 97     x 3 = xxx.. 16 -8 xxx.. 99 -69
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 134 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 62 + 49 ++ 20 +
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 98       128 +   xxx.. 75 +1 xxx..
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 17       x   67 +3   xxx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.21
WP
06.14
SFC
06.14
USAT
06.07
PW
06.15
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.16)
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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