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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 20 Oct
Charlaine Harris
Stephen King
Terry Pratchett
R.A. Salvatore
Kristin Cashore
Scott Westerfeld
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Lynn Viehl

Bestsellers 13 Oct
Audrey Niffenegger
Eoin Colfer
Kelley Armstrong

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 27 October 2009


Several new books debut modestly on lists this week, beginning with Eoin Colfer's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy sequel And Another Thing... (Hyperion), ranking in 20th spot on New York Times fiction hardcover list, 123rd on the combined USA Today list.

Next is a new Dracula sequel by an heir of Bram Stoker's, Dracula The Un-Dead (Dutton) by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, #23 and #144 on the NYT and USAT lists respectively.

Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City (Doubleday) just makes it onto the extended NYT list, at #35.

A new Star Wars novel by Joe Schreiber, Death Troopers (LucasBooks), misses the NYT list but ranks 82nd at USAT and 14th on Publishers Weekly's fiction hardcover list.

Just published today is Brandon Sanderson's completion of Robert Jordan's last "Wheel of Time" novel, The Gathering Storm (Tor), so it's not yet on print bestsellers lists, but when we checked today it ranked #5 at Amazon.com, #3 at Amazon Canada, and #10 at Amazon UK.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.01
WP
10.25
SFC
10.25
USAT
10.18
PW
10.26
Amz
(10.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.27)
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 / 9 34 -11 xxx 8 = xxx xx xxx   28 -12
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 10.20.09 / 2           90 -5    
Cashore, Fire 10.20.09 / 2 4 =              
Colfer, And Another Thing... 10.27.09 / 1 20 ++     123 ++        
Colfer, And Another Thing... (UK) 10.13.09 / 3             48 -22 116 +7
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 12 1 +1   xxx.. 68 -6   86 -26   x
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 56 2 -1     92 = xxx.. 97 -16    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 56 9 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   100 +
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 41 19 -4 xxx.. xxx.. 93 -8 xx 83 +9 62 -6 68 +68
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 13 6 -4 2 =   22 -20 6 -4 62 -19 89 ++ 45 -28
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 10           5 +10 10 +18 3 +4
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 3           1 = 99 ++ x
Lethem, Chronic City 10.27.09 / 1 35 ++              
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 9       124 +2   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 90     xxx.. 14 =   54 +7   xxx
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 116     xxx.. 11 -1 xxx.. 57 +1   xxx
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 87 33 -3 xxx.. xxx.. 134 -21 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 28             58 -1  
Meyer, New Moon 08.14.07 / 83     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   71 +
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 5 14 -4 9 = 5 = 57 -17 13 -3 106 -26 31 -16 34 -10
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals 09.22.09 / 5 22 -9 10 =   x x x    
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 21             8 -2 78 -28
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: The Ghost King: Transitions, Book III 10.20.09 / 2 17 -6     111 -59 x     91 ++
Schreiber, Star Wars: Death Troopers 10.27.09 / 1       82 ++ 14 ++      
Stoker/Holt, Dracula The Un-Dead 10.27.09 / 1 23 ++     144 ++        
Westerfeld, Leviathan 10.20.09 / 2 6 -1              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.01
WP
10.25
SFC
10.25
USAT
10.18
PW
10.26
Amz
(10.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.27)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 33 15 -1 6 + 8 = 121 -10 x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 1 17 ++              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 3 8 -4              
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 58 25 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 43 21 +     118 +9 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 53 22 +4     96 +10 xxx xxx.. 81 -1 xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 40 19 +6     98 +10 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 45 29 -5     91 +13 xxx xxx.. 93 -10 xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 59 18 +5     66 +5 xxx xxx.. 66 -11 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 41 23 +8     99 +17 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 31 11 -4 xxx..   64 -1 11 -2 xxx.. xxx x
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 56 xxx     100 +23 xxx.. xxx.. 91 -20 xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 43       xxx..   73 +1   54 -14
Kenyon, Born of Night 10.13.09 / 3 8 -2     36 -15 8 -3      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 4 5 +4     34 -4 4 +4      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 134 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 77 -35 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 42             15 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 42             9 =  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 42             11 = xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 72     xxx.. 7 +1   72 +21   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 42             13 +3 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 116     xxx.. 13 +3 xxx.. 64 +2 xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 153 3 = xxx xx 26 +2 3 = 58 +24 26 -5 14 -3
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 18     xxx.. 129 +4   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 4             45 -6  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 3 7 +13     19 +1 7 ++     x
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 10 16 +6     xxx       xxx..
Viehl, Shadowlight 10.20.09 / 2 33 -16              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.01
WP
10.25
SFC
10.25
USAT
10.18
PW
10.26
Amz
(10.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.27)
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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