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Bestsellers 8 Sep
Patricia Briggs
Richelle Mead
S.M. Stirling

Bestsellers 1 Sep
Karen Marie Moning
Troy Denning
Terry Goodkind
Terry Brooks

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 15 September 2009


Suzanne Collins Catching Fire (Scholastic), second book in the trilogy that began with the popular The Hunger Games, debuts impressively at #1 on this week's USA Today list (a combined list of all genres and formats), and #1 on the New York Times' children's chapter book list. The earlier book has been on lists for nearly a year; it's on the USA Today list this week at #51, and places 2nd to the new book on the NYT list.





Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.20
WP
09.13
SFC
09.13
USAT
09.06
PW
09.14
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(09.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.15)
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 / 3           76 ++   6 +2
Banks, Transition (UK) 09.01.09 / 3             103 -35  
Brooks, A Princess of Landover 09.01.09 / 3 28 -3     xx xx      
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 6 1 ++   10 ++ 1 ++   17 -8   31 +35
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 50 2 =     51 ++ xxx.. 41 -10    
Denning, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss 08.18.09 / 4 25 -11 xx   x x     xxx..
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 51 7 =   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   58 +
Goodkind, The Law of Nines 09.01.09 / 3 26 -6     xx xx      
Grossman, The Magicians 08.11.09 / 5 21 = xx xx xx xxx xxx..    
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 35 12 -2 xxx.. x 66 -2 10 -1 39 -11 114 -27 48 +14
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 7           21 +5   38 +12
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 4           51 -16   95 -54
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 3       22 -17   x   xx
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 84     xxx.. 10 -3   49 -12   40 +31
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 110     xxx.. 3 = xxx.. 34 -2   41 +18
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 81 19 +4 xxx.. xxx.. 72 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 22             55 -30  
Moning, Dreamfever 09.01.09 / 3 18 -6 xx   122 -14 x      
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 15             18 +5  
Pynchon, Inherent Vice 08.04.09 / 7 27 -10 xxx 2 +2 xxx xxx xx   xxx..
Stirling, The Sword of the Lady 09.08.09 / 2 23 -10     x        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.20
WP
09.13
SFC
09.13
USAT
09.06
PW
09.14
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(09.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.15)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 27 9 = 7 -1 xx 81 -13 13 +1 xxx xxx.. 61 -16
Barry, The Lace Reader [tpb] 09.15.09 / 1 30 ++              
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 109       129 +2   xxx..   xxx..
Briggs, Hunting Ground 08.25.09 / 4 7 -5 x   29 -15 6 -4 xx   xxx
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 25 xxx..     123 -7 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 54 23 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 37 23 +3     77 -7 xxx.. xxx.. x  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 47 16 -1     53 -7 x xxx.. 59 -8 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 34 22 =     67 -5 xx xxx.. 113 -36 xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 39 18 -2     58 -3 xx xxx.. 75 -4 xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 53 11 -1     27 = 11 -2 xxx.. 38 -8 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 35 21 -2     70 -1 xx xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 25 10 +1 xxx..   40 +4 10 = 62 -8 111 -27 39 -14
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 50 26 -3     50 -8 xx xxx.. 57 -19 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 37       112 -17   12 +10   10 -7
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 9 24 -10 xxx..   55 -16 x xxx.. xxx xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 128 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 42 -9 72 +8
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 36             8 -6  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 36             9 -5  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 36             11 -4 x
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 66     xxx.. 7 -1   44 +7    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 36             15 -3 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 110     xxx.. 11 -2 xxx.. 42 +4 xxx.. 65 +
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 147 1 = 1 = x 5 -1 1 = 23 -9 6 -3 4 -2
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 12     xxx.. 36 =   xxx xxx.. xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 4 13 -1     127 -8       xx
Stephenson, Anathem 09.08.09 / 2 33 =              
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 56 19 +2   xxx.. xxx..     xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.20
WP
09.13
SFC
09.13
USAT
09.06
PW
09.14
(ch 05.11)
Amz
(09.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.15)
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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