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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 21 Jul
David Weber
J.K. Rowling

Bestsellers 14 Jul
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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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 28 July 2009


With trailers of the upcoming film version showing in theaters and on TV, the trade paperback edition of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife is back on lists, ranking #1 today on Amazon.com and #3 on trade paperback lists from New York Times and USA Today.

Similarly, there are more Harry Potter titles on lists again this week, with paperbacks of various earlier books ranking on Amazon lists and on USA Today's list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.02
WP
07.26
SFC
07.26
USAT
07.19
PW
07.27
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(07.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.28)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 12 8 -1     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 43 3 =       xxx..      
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 44 5 +1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx   47 +
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 28 12 +4 xxx.. 2 + 62 +13 10 +3 31 -3   56 +19
Koontz, Relentless 06.09.09 / 8 23 -1 xxx   129 + xx xxx..    
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 77     xxx.. 7 +1   13 +3   41 -18
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 103     xxx.. 4 +2 xxx.. 25 +1   60 -10
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 74 18 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 51 +6 xx 93 + xxx.. 59 -24
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 15             13 -3  
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 8             63 -14  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 02.06.07 / 105     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 81 =    
Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard (UK) 08.05.08 / 32             xxx.. 17 +
Weber, By Heresies Distressed 07.07.09 / 3 25 -14 x   x   xxx   xxx
Zafón, The Angel's Game 06.30.09 / 5 22 -9 xx 1 +1 108 -48 x xx 58 +16 95 -12
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.02
WP
07.26
SFC
07.26
USAT
07.19
PW
07.27
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(07.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.28)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 20 8 -1 4 -1 x 30 -2 6 +4 36 +8 xxx 33 +21
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 103       148 -20   92 +3   xxx..
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 17       126 -3       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 18 xxx..     84 -5 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 47 29 +2 xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 30 21 +3     82 +17   xxx..    
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 40 12 =     55 -1 7 +4 xxx.. 36 ++ xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 27 16 +5     69 +4 14 ++ xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 32 15 +1     59 -1 13 +2 xxx.. 86 ++ xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 46 4 +2     27 -2 4 +3 xxx.. 22 +22 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 28 18 +4     77 +1   xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 18 6 +1 xxx..   46 = 5 +4 35 -2   40 -7
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 43 11 +2     43 -2 9 +3 xxx.. 30 ++ xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 30       107 +33   8 -2   10 -3
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 2           32 +2   x
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 121 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. 45 -7 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 29             1 +1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 29             9 -3  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 29             8 -4 42 -6
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 59     xxx.. 3 +1   20 +7    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 29             11 -2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 103     xxx.. 6 +1 xxx.. 21 +11 xxx.. 88 -51
Moore/Gibbons, Watchmen [tpb] 07.22.08 / 46   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 65 + xxx.. 80 +
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 140 3 +1 7 + xxx.. 17 +7 3 +2 1 +7 5 +7 3 -2
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 123 +        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 5     4 ++ 2 +3   12 -5 60 -21 43 -13
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 83     xxx.. 25 +17 xxx.. 98 -30    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (UK) [tpb] 06.27.06 / 15             xxx.. 70 ++
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (UK) 07.19.04 / 38             xxx.. 84 ++
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [tpb] 07.05.04 / 140 xxx..   xxx.. 149 + xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (UK)               89 -26  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 40 +101   xxx..    
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 49 15 =   xxx.. 130 -18     xx  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.02
WP
07.26
SFC
07.26
USAT
07.19
PW
07.27
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(07.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.28)
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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