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Audrey Niffenegger
Thomas Pynchon
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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 11 August 2009


A paperback original by Dean Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive (Bantam) debuts impressively on print lists this week, after ranking on Amazon lists in previous weeks. It's #1 on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly mass market lists, and also ranks in the top 10 on lists from Washington Post and USA Today.

Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife still ranks very high on all lists this week, at the #1 position on six of the eight lists compiled here. The film version opens in 3 days.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.16
WP
08.09
SFC
08.09
USAT
08.02
PW
08.10
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.11)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.11)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.11)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 14 7 =     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 1           86 ++    
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 45 4 -1       xxx..      
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 46 6 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   89 +
Grossman, The Magicians 08.11.09 / 1           77 ++    
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 30 11 = xxx.. 8 + 83 -17 10 -1 36 -3 95 ++ x
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 2           73 +13    
Koontz, Relentless 06.09.09 / 10 30 +2 xxx..   xx xxx.. xxx..    
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 79     xxx.. 6 +1   22 -7   27 +4
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 105     x 5 +1 xxx.. 18 -5   19 =
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 76 12 +4 xxx.. xxx.. 60 -12 11 + xx xxx.. 45 +17
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 17             20 -6  
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 10             75 -14  
Pynchon, Inherent Vice 08.04.09 / 2           28 -20   x
Zafón, The Angel's Game 06.30.09 / 7 18 -4 xxx.. 9 -7 x x xxx.. 89 +11 25 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.16
WP
08.09
SFC
08.09
USAT
08.02
PW
08.10
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.11)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.11)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.11)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 22 8 -1 5 -1 x 48 -13 11 -4 83 -22 xxx.. 46 -21
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 105       131 -18   x   91 +
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 19       118 +3       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 20 xxx..     90 -10 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 49 28 +2 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 32 22 -7     93 -11 x xxx.. 92 ++  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 42 16 -8     67 -13 x xxx.. 31 +7 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 29 21 -9     82 -14 x xxx.. 72 +23 xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 34 19 -8     70 -13 x xxx.. 52 +30 xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 48 11 -6     32 -4 11 -7 xxx.. 21 +1 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 30 18 -5     86 -11 x xxx.. 77 ++ xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 20 12 -6 xxx..   52 -8 15 -8 41 +5 69 +21 28 +2
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 45 17 -8     51 -9 x xxx.. 25 +4 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 32       127 -2   10 +4   10 -1
Koontz/Gorman, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One: Prodigal Son 02.08.05 / 10 xxx.. xxx..   103 + xxx..      
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 4 1 ++ 7 ++   8 ++ 1 ++ x 57 = x
Liu, The Fire King 08.11.09 / 1 23 ++              
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 123 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 37 +3 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 31             2 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 31             7 -2  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 31             8 = 50 +24
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 61     xxx.. 3 +1   34 -8    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 31             10 = xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 105     xxx.. 4 +1 xxx.. 33 -9 xxx.. 67 +4
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 142 1 = 1 +6 4 +1 1 +2 1 = 3 -2 1 = 1 =
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 105       135 -2   xxx.. 99 + xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 102 -28        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 7     7 +2 7 -5   45 -15 101 -21 80 +75
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [tpb] 08.11.02 / 174 xxx..   xxx.. 147 -10        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 85     xxx.. 61 -36 xxx.. xx    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [tpb] 07.05.04 / 142 xxx..   xxx.. 117 -12 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [tpb] 06.17.01 / 194 xxx..   xxx.. 129 -17        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 71 -41   xxx..    
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 51 17 -2   xxx.. x     xxx.. 88 ++
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.16
WP
08.09
SFC
08.09
USAT
08.02
PW
08.10
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.11)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.11)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.11)
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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