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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 23 Jun
Dean Koontz
Brandon Sanderson

Bestsellers 16 Jun
Laurell K. Hamilton
Del Toro & Hogan
MaryJanice Davidson

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 30 June 2009


This week's big debut is Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Angel's Game (Doubleday), a new thriller by the author of The Shadow of the Wind (which Faren Miller just reviewed in the December '08 issue of Locus Magazine), debuts strongly on several lists this week, ranking #3 on fiction hardcover lists at New York Times and Washington Post.

Trends this week: all eight Sookie Stackhouse paperbacks by Charlaine Harris are back on the NYT mass market list; the trade paperback of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife is back on several lists, perhaps in anticipation of the film's release on August 14th; and the trade paperback of Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind is back on three lists.





Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.05
WP
06.28
SFC
06.28
USAT
06.21
PW
06.22
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.30)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.30)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.30)
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 / 5             100 -8  
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 8 7 -6     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 15       149 -30 xxx.. xxx..   93 +
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 39 3 +1       xxx..      
Del Toro/Hogan, The Strain 06.02.09 / 5 22 -5 xx   146 -50 x xx xx 70 +2
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 40 5 -3   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 99 -21   50 +
Hamilton, Skin Trade 05.26.09 / 6 11 -5 xx   56 -29 x xx xx x
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 24 13 -1 xxx xx 64 -8 x 28 -1   38 -3
Koontz, Relentless 06.09.09 / 4 4 -3 4 -2   12 -3 x 109 -9    
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 73     x 6 -1   9 -1   42 -21
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 99     x 5 -1 xxx.. 13 -3   26 +7
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 70 17 -4 xxx xxx.. 51 -4 x 72 -11 xxx.. 43 -12
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 11             10 +32  
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 5             115 -42  
Zafón, The Angel's Game 06.30.09 / 1 3 ++ 3 ++ 4 ++ 23 ++     19 ++ 59 ++
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.05
WP
06.28
SFC
06.28
USAT
06.21
PW
06.22
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.30)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.30)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.30)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 16 4 = 4 = 3 = 27 +11 x 30 -1 64 +14 28 -16
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 99       117 -6   84 -20   xxx..
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 13       127 -15       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 14 xxx..     85 -12 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 43 27 +2 xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Hamilton, Blood Noir 06.09.09 / 4 31 +2     x        
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 26 24 +2     123 -2   xxx..    
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 36 14 +4     74 +4 x xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 23 22 +     107 -4   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 28 21 =     87 -2 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 42 2 =     20 +11 x xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 24 23 =     119 -2   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 14 9 +3 xxx..   59 = x 29 +4   30 -7
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 39 4 +9     35 +7 x xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 26       111 +23   3 +4   4 =
Koontz, Odd Hours 05.12.09 / 8 25 -1     62 +2 xxx..      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 117 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 131 + xxx.. xxx.. 25 +5 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 25             1 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 25             2 =  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 25             4 -1 82 -37
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 55     x 3 -1   14 -3    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 25             5 = xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 99     xxx 4 -1 xxx.. 24 -8 xxx.. xx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 136 12 + xxx.. xxx.. 135 + xxx.. 21 +14 23 +8 46 -3
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 100       110 -8   xxx.. 47 +32 xxx..
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 19       xxx   89 -16   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 1           67 ++    
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 45 21 +   xxx.. 139 +     88 ++  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.05
WP
06.28
SFC
06.28
USAT
06.21
PW
06.22
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(06.30)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.30)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.30)
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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