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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 29 September 2009


Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry (Scribner) was released in stores today, and already ranks notable on all three Amazon lists, as high as #19 on the UK list today, #25 on Amazon.com.

And there's more from Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk), co-written by Ben H. Winters, is #19 on the New York Times trade paperback list, and #100 on the combined USA Today list.

Two books from Tor/Forge debut on this week's extended New York Times fiction hardcover list: Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory's The Phoenix Transformed at #21, and F. Paul Wilson's Ground Zero at #28.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.04
WP
09.27
SFC
09.27
USAT
09.20
PW
09.28
Amz
(09.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.29)
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 / 5           68 -48   4 -1
Banks, Transition (UK) 09.01.09 / 4             86 +  
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 8 1 =   x 21 -9   32 -5   xx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 52 2 =     58 -11 xxx.. 60 -17    
Denning, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss 08.18.09 / 6 26 +1 xxx..   xxx xxx     xxx..
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 53 10 -2   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   79 +
Goodkind, The Law of Nines 09.01.09 / 5 23 -1     xxx.. xxx..      
Harris, All Together Dead 05.01.07 / 8 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 99 + xxx..
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 37 8 +2 xxx.. xxx 70 -3 8 +1 54 -15 53 + 45 -17
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 9           8 +4   40 =
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 6           38 +10 51 +2 x
Lackey/Mallory, The Phoenix Transformed 09.29.09 / 1 21 ++              
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 5       49 -17   xxx   xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 86     xxx.. 7 -2   52 -8   62 +24
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 112     xxx.. 5 -3 xxx.. 43 -7   82 -29
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 83 17 = xxx.. xxx.. 84 -9 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 24             38 -8  
Moning, Dreamfever 09.01.09 / 5 24 -3 xxx..   xx xxx      
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 1           25 ++ 19 ++ 61 ++
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 17             5 +3  
Wilson, Ground Zero 09.29.09 / 1 28 ++              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.04
WP
09.27
SFC
09.27
USAT
09.20
PW
09.28
Amz
(09.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.29)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 29 13 -3 9 -1 7 + 75 +17 x xxx.. xxx.. x
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 1 19 ++     100 ++        
Barry, The Lace Reader [tpb] 09.15.09 / 3 34 -1              
Briggs, Hunting Ground 08.25.09 / 6 13 -4 xxx   82 -32 12 -5 xxx..   xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 27 xxx..     129 -9 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 56 28 +3 xxx.. 8 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 39 21 =     76 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 49 10 +4     50 +1 10 +4 xxx.. 71 + xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 36 15 +3     63 +2 13 + xxx.. xx xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 41 11 +4     52 +3 11 +2 xxx.. 77 + xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 55 7 +1     28 +1 7 +1 xxx.. 52 +30 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 37 19 +3     73 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 27 6 = xxx..   35 -1 5 +1 94 -23 75 + 46 -15
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 52 12 +4     41 +3 15 + xxx.. 59 + xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 39       147 -4   67 -37   8 +17
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 11 24 = xxx..   78 -14 xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 130 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 66 -23 x
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 38             10 +2  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 38             7 =  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 38             8 +2 xxx
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 68     xxx.. 4 =   75 -22   77 +8
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 38             11 +2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 112     xxx.. 6 +3 xxx.. 59 -17 xxx.. xx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 149 1 = 1 = 6 + 9 -6 1 = 34 -2 14 -5 5 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 14     xxx.. 66 -25   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 6 16 -1     104 -4       xxx..
Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind [tpb] 02.08.05 / 58 33 -13   xxx.. xxx..     xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.04
WP
09.27
SFC
09.27
USAT
09.20
PW
09.28
Amz
(09.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.29)
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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