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Audrey Niffenegger

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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 4 August 2009


The trade paperback edition of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife dominates lists even more than it did last week, ranking high on every list compiled here, holding #1 spots on all three Amazon lists today, and on the trade paperback lists of New York Times and Publishers Weekly. The film version opens in 10 days.

Making modest Amazon list debuts are Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice (Penguin), #8 today on Amazon.com, and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Bad Moon Rising (St. Martin's), at #44; both books also rank, lower down, on Amazon Canada's list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.09
WP
08.02
SFC
08.02
USAT
07.26
PW
08.03
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.04)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.04)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.04)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 13 7 +1     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 44 3 =       xxx..      
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 45 5 =   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   x
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 29 11 +1 xxx.. x 66 -4 9 +1 33 -2   55 +1
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 1           86 ++    
Kenyon, Bad Moon Rising 08.04.09 / 1           44 ++   72 ++
Koontz, Relentless 06.09.09 / 9 32 -9 xxx..   x xxx xxx..    
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 78     xxx.. 7 =   15 -2   31 +10
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 104     9 + 6 -2 xxx.. 13 +12   19 +41
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 75 16 +2 xxx.. xxx.. 48 +3 xxx x xxx.. 62 -3
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 16             14 -1  
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 9             61 +2  
Pynchon, Inherent Vice 08.04.09 / 1           8 ++   58 ++
Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard (UK) 08.05.08 / 33             xxx.. 35 -18
Weber, By Heresies Distressed 07.07.09 / 4 30 -5 xx   xx   xxx..   xxx..
Zafón, The Angel's Game 06.30.09 / 6 14 +8 xxx 2 -1 124 -16 11 + xxx 100 -42 x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.09
WP
08.02
SFC
08.02
USAT
07.26
PW
08.03
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.04)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.04)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.04)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 21 7 +1 4 = 6 + 35 -5 7 -1 61 -25 xxx.. 25 +8
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 104       113 +35   92 =   xxx..
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 18       121 +5       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 19 xxx..     80 +4 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 48 30 -1 xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 31 15 +6     82 = 14 ++ xxx..    
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 41 8 +4     54 +1 8 -1 xxx.. 38 -2 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 28 12 +4     68 +1 12 +2 xxx.. 95 ++ xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 33 11 +4     57 +2 11 +2 xxx.. 82 +4 xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 47 5 -1     28 -1 4 = xxx.. 22 = xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 29 13 +5     75 +2 13 ++ xxx..   xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 19 6 = xxx..   44 +2 7 -2 46 -11 90 ++ 30 +10
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 44 9 +2     42 +1 9 = xxx.. 29 +1 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 31       125 -18   14 -6   9 +1
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 3           80 -48 57 ++ 67 +
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 122 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 40 +5 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 30             2 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 30             5 +4  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 30             8 = 74 -32
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 60     xxx.. 4 -1   26 -6    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 30             10 +1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 104     xxx.. 5 +1 xxx.. 24 -3 xxx.. 71 +17
Moore/Gibbons, Watchmen [tpb] 07.22.08 / 47   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. 87 -7
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 141 1 +2 7 = 5 + 3 +14 1 +2 1 = 1 +4 1 +2
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 104       133 +   xxx.. xx xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 74 +49        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 6     9 -5 2 =   30 -18 80 -20 155 -112
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [tpb] 08.11.02 / 173 xxx..   xxx.. 137 +        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 84     xxx.. 25 = xxx.. x    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [tpb] 07.05.04 / 141 xxx..   xxx.. 105 +44 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [tpb] 06.17.01 / 193 xxx..   xxx.. 112 +        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 30 +10   xxx..    
Salvatore, The Forgotten Realms: Pirate King: Transitions, Book Two 08.04.09 / 1 23 ++              
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 50 15 =   xxx.. 143 -13     xxx  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.09
WP
08.02
SFC
08.02
USAT
07.26
PW
08.03
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.04)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.04)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.04)
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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