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Bestsellers 15 Sep
Suzanne Collins

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

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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 22 September 2009


Suzanne Collins Catching Fire rises significantly to rank 4th on San Francisco Chronicle's fiction hardcover list -- not the children's list, as at New York Times -- though it slips out of 1st place on the USA Today list, down to #12.

With over a month until publication, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's The Gathering Storm (Tor) ranks solidly on all three Amazon lists today, around 50th place, with pre-publication sales.

On print lists, John Twelve Hawks' The Golden City (Doubleday), ranks #16 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list this week.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.27
WP
09.20
SFC
09.20
USAT
09.13
PW
09.21
Amz
(09.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.22)
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 / 4           20 +56   3 +3
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 7 1 =   4 +6 12 -11   27 -10   x
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 51 2 =     47 +4 xxx.. 43 -2    
Denning, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss 08.18.09 / 5 27 -2 xxx   xx xx     xxx..
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 52 8 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   x
Goodkind, The Law of Nines 09.01.09 / 4 22 +4     xxx xxx      
Grossman, The Magicians 08.11.09 / 6 30 -9 xxx xxx xxx xxx.. xxx..    
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 36 10 +2 xxx.. xx 67 -1 9 +1 39 = x 28 +20
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 8           12 +9   40 -2
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 5           48 +3 53 ++ 58 +37
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 4       32 -10   xx   xxx
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 85     xxx.. 5 +5   44 +5   86 -46
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 111     xxx.. 2 +1 xxx.. 36 -2   53 -12
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 82 17 +2 xxx.. xxx.. 75 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 23             30 +25  
Moning, Dreamfever 09.01.09 / 4 21 -3 xxx   x xx      
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals 09.22.09 / 1           95 ++    
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 16             8 +10  
Pynchon, Inherent Vice 08.04.09 / 8 32 -5 xxx.. 3 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx   xxx..
Stirling, The Sword of the Lady 09.08.09 / 3 26 -3     xx        
Twelve Hawks, The Golden City 09.22.09 / 1 16 ++              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.27
WP
09.20
SFC
09.20
USAT
09.13
PW
09.21
Amz
(09.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.22)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! [tpb] 02.10.09 / 28 10 -1 8 -1 xxx 92 -11 15 -2 xxx.. xxx.. 39 +22
Barry, The Lace Reader [tpb] 09.15.09 / 2 33 -3              
Briggs, Hunting Ground 08.25.09 / 5 9 -2 xx   50 -21 7 -1 xxx   xxx..
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 1 10 ++              
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 26 xxx..     120 +3 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 55 31 -8 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 38 21 +2     73 +4 xxx.. xxx.. xx  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 48 14 +2     51 +2 14 + xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 35 18 +4     65 +2 xxx xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 40 15 +3     55 +3 13 + xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 54 8 +3     29 -2 8 +3 xxx.. 82 -44 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 36 22 -1     69 +1 xxx xxx.. xx xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 26 6 +4 xxx..   34 +6 6 +4 71 -9 x 31 +8
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 51 16 +10     44 +6 xxx xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 38       143 -31   30 -18   25 -15
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 10 24 = xxx..   64 -9 xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 129 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 43 -1 79 -7
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 37             12 -4  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 37             7 +2  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 37             10 +1 xx
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 67     xxx.. 4 +3   53 -9   85 ++
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 37             13 +2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 111     xxx.. 9 +2 xxx.. 42 = xxx.. x
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 148 1 = 1 = xx 3 +2 1 = 32 -9 9 -3 5 -1
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 13     xxx.. 41 -5   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 5 15 -2     100 +27       xxx
Stephenson, Anathem 09.08.09 / 3 31 +2              
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 57 20 -1   xxx.. xxx..     xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.27
WP
09.20
SFC
09.20
USAT
09.13
PW
09.21
Amz
(09.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.22)
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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