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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 6 October 2009


Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese) debuts strongly on print lists this week, ranking as high as #6 on the San Francisco Chronicle fiction hardcover list, and ranking #8 on lists in New York Times, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

Other debuts include Neil Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants (HarperCollins), ranking #5 on the NYT children's chapter book list, and the mass market paperback edition of Stephen King's Just After Sunset (Pocket), ranking as high as #4 on PW's mass market list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.11
WP
10.04
SFC
10.04
USAT
09.27
PW
10.05
Amz
(10.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.06)
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 / 6 8 ++ 8 ++ 6 ++ 70 ++ 8 ++ 83 -15   3 +1
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 9 1 =   xx 35 -14   51 -19   xxx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 53 2 =     65 -7 xxx.. 68 -8    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 54 8 +2   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   91 -12
Gaiman, Odd and the Frost Giants 10.06.09 / 1 5 ++              
Goodkind, The Law of Nines 09.01.09 / 6 30 -7     xxx.. xxx..      
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 38 12 -4 xxx.. xxx.. 81 -11 11 -3 48 +6 54 -1 79 -34
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 10           5 +3   6 +34
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 7           24 +14 44 +7 16 +
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 6       68 -19   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 87     xxx.. 10 -3   50 +2   93 -31
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 113     xxx.. 8 -3 xxx.. 47 -4   100 -18
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 84 21 -4 xxx.. xxx.. 82 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 25             43 -5  
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 2           44 -19 18 +1 70 -9
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals 09.22.09 / 2           60 +    
Pratchett, The Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 18             4 +1 76 ++
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.11
WP
10.04
SFC
10.04
USAT
09.27
PW
10.05
Amz
(10.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.06)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 30 11 +2 9 = 9 -2 73 +2 xx xxx.. xxx.. xx
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 2 18 +1     131 -31        
Briggs, Hunting Ground 08.25.09 / 7 19 -6 xxx..   115 -33 x xxx..   xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 28 xxx..     143 -14 xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 57 26 +2 xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 40 22 -1     80 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 50 15 -5     62 -12 15 -5 xxx.. 79 -8 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 37 16 -1     69 -6 x xxx.. xxx xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 42 14 -3     61 -9 14 -3 xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 56 10 -3     39 -11 9 -2 xxx.. 74 -22 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 38 21 -2     79 -6 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 28 8 -2 xxx..   43 -8 8 -3 x 78 -3 78 -32
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 53 23 -11     52 -11 x xxx.. 81 -22 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 40       x   69 -2   53 -45
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 1 6 ++     22 ++ 4 ++      
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 12 25 -1 xxx..   100 -22 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 15 xxx..     xxx..       60 +
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 131 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 68 -2 xx
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 39             13 -3  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 39             8 -1  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 39             9 -1 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 69     xxx.. 4 =   62 +13   x
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 39             10 +1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 113     xxx.. 11 -5 xxx.. 46 +13 xxx.. xxx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 150 2 -1 10 -9 8 -2 15 -6 3 -2 39 -5 19 -5 11 -6
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 15     xxx.. 94 -28   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 1             66 ++  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 7 18 -2     110 -6       xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.11
WP
10.04
SFC
10.04
USAT
09.27
PW
10.05
Amz
(10.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.06)
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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