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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 7 Jul
Christie Golden
J.K. Rowling
David Weber
Jacqueline Carey

Bestsellers 30 Jun
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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 14 July 2009


Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Angel's Game remains the strongest genre presence on general lists this week, ranking on all five print lists (and in the top 10 on four of them) and on two Amazon lists.

In paperback, Charlaine Harris remains solid; all eight of her Sookie Stackhouse novels ranks on at least one list again this week, as they have for most of the past half-year.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.19
WP
07.12
SFC
07.12
USAT
07.05
PW
07.13
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(07.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.14)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 10 8 -1     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 17       138 -6 xxx.. xxx..   xx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 41 4 =       xxx..      
Del Toro/Hogan, The Strain 06.02.09 / 7 32 -8 xxx..   xx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xx
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 42 6 =   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x   92 +
Golden, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2: Omen 07.07.09 / 2 18 ++ x   118 -86 x      
Hamilton, Skin Trade 05.26.09 / 8 24 -6 xxx..   x xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 26 13 +1 xxx.. xxx.. 42 +27 10 +2 29 -4   56 -37
Koontz, Relentless 06.09.09 / 6 11 -4 x   36 -9 8 -1 xx    
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 75     xxx 9 -2   9 -1   55 -25
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 101     xxx 8 -2 xxx.. 21 -11   42 -6
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 72 16 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 57 -9 15 -1 67 -10 xxx.. 50 -29
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 13             4 +2  
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 6             93 +  
Zafón, The Angel's Game 06.30.09 / 3 8 -3 9 -4 3 -2 52 -10 7 -2 97 -14 27 = x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.19
WP
07.12
SFC
07.12
USAT
07.05
PW
07.13
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(07.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.14)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 18 7 -1 3 +1 9 -6 29 -5 7 -1 43 -14 x 26 -11
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 101       130 -11   81 -6   xxx..
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 15       125 =       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 16 xxx..     73 +11 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 45 32 -2 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 28 x     121 -7   xxx..    
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 38 17 -4     65 +3 15 -1 xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 25 21 -2     93 +4   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 30 20 -5     72 +4 x xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 44 6 -3     23 -1 6 -3 xxx.. 65 ++ xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 26 24 -6     112 -5   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 16 10 -5 xxx..   49 +5 13 -9 34 -8   27 +5
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 41 12 -3     32 +1 14 -3 xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 28       124 -20   4 -1   2 =
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 119 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. 33 -10 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 27             2 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 27             6 -2  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 27             8 -6 57 -3
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 57     xxx 5 -1   26 -14    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 27             9 -2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 101     xxx.. 7 -2 xxx.. 33 -9 xxx.. 60 +
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 138 6 + xxx.. xxx.. 46 +25 12 = 12 +9 17 +8 19 +25
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 102       134 -25   xxx.. 89 -35 xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 3           14 +2   29 -7
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 81     xxx.. 74 +38 xxx.. xxx..    
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 47 16 +2   xxx.. 108 +20     76 +  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.19
WP
07.12
SFC
07.12
USAT
07.05
PW
07.13
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(07.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.14)
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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