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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 25 Aug
Lev Grossman
Patricia Briggs
Audrey Niffenegger
Alice Sebold
Charlaine Harris

Bestsellers 18 Aug
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Thomas Pynchon
Herbert & Anderson

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 1 September 2009


There are four prominent debuts this week, ranking most highly Karen Marie Moning's Dreamfever (Delacorte), fourth novel in her "Fever" series. It debuts on four print lists compiled here, as high as #3 on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover lists.

Next is a new Star Wars novel by Troy Denning, Fate of the Jedi: Abyss (Lucasbooks), ranking #6 at PW, #7 at NYT, #8 at Washington Post

Then comes Terry Goodkind's The Law of Nines (Putnam), ranking #10 at NYT and PW.

Finally there is the new Terry Brooks, A Princess of Landover (Del Rey), debuting at #15 on the same two lists.

Meanwhile, Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife still ranks #1 position on four of the lists compiled here.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.06
WP
08.30
SFC
08.30
USAT
08.23
PW
08.31
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(09.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.01)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 10x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Atwood, The Year of the Flood 09.01.09 / 1               30 ++
Banks, Transition (UK) 09.01.09 / 1             67 ++  
Brooks, A Princess of Landover 09.01.09 / 1 15 ++     104 ++ 15 ++      
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 4           4 +25   26 ++
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 48 2 +2       xxx.. 36 ++    
Denning, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss 08.18.09 / 2 7 ++ 8 ++   41 ++ 6 ++     xx
Erikson, Dust of Dreams (UK) 08.18.09 / 3             85 -39  
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 49 6 =   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   93 +
Goodkind, The Law of Nines 09.01.09 / 1 10 ++     84 ++ 10 ++      
Grossman, The Magicians 08.11.09 / 3 16 -7 9 -3 8 ++ 126 -49 x xxx    
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 33 12 +1 xxx.. xxx 67 +5 12 +1 46 +2 70 +6 31 +12
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 5           60 -2   xx
Herbert/Anderson, Winds of Dune 08.18.09 / 3 27 -3     xx xx      
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 2           100 ++   51 +13
Kenyon, Bad Moon Rising 08.04.09 / 4 19 -7 xx   78 -40 x xxx..   xx
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 1           66 ++   54 ++
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 82     xxx.. 5 =   25 -1   56 -3
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 108     xxx.. 2 +1 xxx.. 29 -4   36 +3
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 79 21 -2 xxx.. xxx.. 58 -2 xxx xxx.. xxx.. 87 +
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 20             22 -6  
Meyer, Twilight 08.14.07 / 49           xxx..   89 +
Moning, Dreamfever 09.01.09 / 1 3 ++ 4 ++   16 ++ 3 ++      
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 13             21 +20  
Pynchon, Inherent Vice 08.04.09 / 5 18 -7 x 1 = x x 105 -44   xxx..
Zafón, The Angel's Game 06.30.09 / 10 x xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx 57 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.06
WP
08.30
SFC
08.30
USAT
08.23
PW
08.31
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(09.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.01)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 25 9 = x 7 + 49 -1 13 -4 x xxx.. 43 -10
Briggs, Hunting Ground 08.25.09 / 2           90 -69   x
Clare, City of Ashes [tpb] 04.07.09 / 22       125 +2       xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 23 xxx..     95 -10 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 52 30 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 35 16 +5     68 +2 xxx.. xxx.. 81 +9  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 45 7 +1     39 +11 7 -2 xxx.. 53 -20 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 32 12 +1     59 +4 13 -1 xxx.. 72 -13 xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 37 10 +1     46 +7 11 = xxx.. 54 -9 xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 51 3 =     22 +4 6 -3 xxx.. 27 -9 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 33 15 =     64 +1 15 + xxx.. 80 -7 xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 23 5 = xxx..   36 +3 5 -1 50 +5 65 +7 19 +9
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 48 11 -1     35 +2 14 -1 xxx.. 38 -11 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 35       112 -4   9 +1   4 -1
Herbert/Anderson, Paul of Dune 08.25.09 / 2 34 -9              
Koontz/Anderson, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night 07.26.05 / 15 28 + xxx..   106 -2 xxx.. xxx..    
Koontz/Gorman, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One: Prodigal Son 02.08.05 / 13 23 + xxx..   96 -27 xxx..      
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 7 4 -2 xxx   21 -5 3 -1 xxx.. x xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 126 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 49 -1 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 34             4 -2  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 34             5 +2  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 34             6 +2 50 +11
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 64     xxx.. 3 +1   44 +2    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 34             12 -3 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 108     xxx.. 6 = xxx.. 43 +10 xxx.. xxx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 145 1 = 1 = 5 = 1 = 1 = 8 -3 3 -2 2 =
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 108       137 -5   xxx.. x xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 10     xxx 25 -6   x xxx xxx
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 88     xxx.. 138 -27 xxx.. xxx..    
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 2 10 +4     97 +8       80 ++
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 54 22 -1   xxx.. xxx..     xxx.. xxx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.06
WP
08.30
SFC
08.30
USAT
08.23
PW
08.31
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(09.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.01)
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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