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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 11 Aug
Dean Koontz
Audrey Niffenegger

Bestsellers 4 Aug
Audrey Niffenegger
Thomas Pynchon
Sherrilyn Kenyon

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 18 August 2009


Sherrilyn Kenyon's Bad Moon Rising (St. Martin's), latest in her Dark-Hunter series, debuts strongly on hardcover lists this week, ranking #1 at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice (Penguin), not a genre book but noted here as an associational item, also debuts strongly on print lists, ranking #1 in San Francisco, #3 in Washington DC, #5 in New York.

And The Winds of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Tor) debuts on three lists, though ranking no higher than #15 at NYT and PW.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.23
WP
08.16
SFC
08.16
USAT
08.09
PW
08.17
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.18)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Awakening 05.12.09 / 15 9 -2     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Clare, City of Glass 03.24.09 / 19       136 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 2           43 +43    
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 46 4 =       xxx..      
Denning, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss 08.18.09 / 1               42 ++
Erikson, Dust of Dreams (UK) 08.18.09 / 1             19 ++  
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 47 7 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   x
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 31 10 +1 xxx.. x 80 +3 11 -1 38 -2 84 +11 29 +
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 3           56 +17   83 ++
Herbert/Anderson, The Winds of Dune 08.18.09 / 1 15 ++     147 ++ 15 ++      
Kenyon, Bad Moon Rising 08.04.09 / 2 1 ++ 4 ++   10 ++ 1 ++ xx   69 +
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 80     xxx.. 5 +1   25 -3   x
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 106     xx 1 +4 xxx.. 22 -4   18 +1
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 77 16 -4 xxx.. xxx.. 58 +2 x xxx xxx.. 54 -9
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 18             14 +6  
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 11             48 +27  
Pynchon, Inherent Vice 08.04.09 / 3 5 ++ 3 ++ 1 ++ 38 ++ 6 ++ 41 -13   xx
Turtledove, Hitler's War 08.18.09 / 1 35 ++              
Weis/Hickman, Dragons of the Hourglass Mage: : The Lost Chronicles, Volume Three 08.18.09 / 1 19 ++              
Zafón, The Angel's Game 06.30.09 / 8 29 -11 xxx.. x xx xx xxx.. x x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.23
WP
08.16
SFC
08.16
USAT
08.09
PW
08.17
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.18)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 23 8 = 5 = 9 + 49 -1 8 +3 81 +2 xxx.. x
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 106       116 +15   xx   x
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 20       127 -9       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 21 xxx..     95 -5 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 50 25 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 33 22 =     94 -1 xx xxx.. 70 +22  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 43 14 +2     59 +8 11 + xxx.. 27 +4 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 30 18 +3     76 +6 xx xxx.. 62 +10 xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 35 17 +2     66 +4 xx xxx.. 42 +10 xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 49 8 +3     30 +2 9 +2 xxx.. 17 +4 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 31 21 -3     88 -2 xx xxx.. 67 +10 xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 21 9 +3 xxx..   47 +5 10 +5 50 -9 57 +12 24 +4
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 46 15 +2     44 +7 13 + xxx.. 23 +2 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 33       113 +14   11 -1   3 +7
Koontz/Anderson, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night 07.26.05 / 13 xxx.. xxx..   90 + xxx.. xxx..    
Koontz/Gorman, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One: Prodigal Son 02.08.05 / 11 xxx.. xxx..   60 +43 xxx..      
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 5 2 -1 x   11 -3 2 -1 xx 89 -32 xx
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 124 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 52 -15 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 32             2 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 32             6 +1  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 32             10 -2 x
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 62     xxx.. 3 =   37 -3    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 32             11 -1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 106     xxx.. 6 -2 xxx.. 39 -6 xxx.. x
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 143 1 = 1 = 5 -1 2 -1 1 = 2 +1 1 = 1 =
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 106       131 +4   xxx.. x xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 134 -32        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 8     x 14 -7   85 -40 x x
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 86     xxx.. 84 -23 xxx.. xxx    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [tpb] 07.05.04 / 143 xxx..   xxx.. 146 -29 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 98 -27   xxx..    
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 52 15 +2   xxx.. xx     xxx.. x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.23
WP
08.16
SFC
08.16
USAT
08.09
PW
08.17
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(08.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.18)
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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