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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 27 Oct
Eoin Colfer
Stoker & Holt
Jonathan Lethem
Joe Schreiber
Jordan & Sanderson

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

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 3 November 2009


Joe Schreiber's Star Wars Death Troopers (LucasBooks), which debuted at #14 on last week's Publishers Weekly list, falls off that list this week but debuts at #20 on the extended NY Times fiction hardcover list.

No other significant debuts this week. Significant endurance records are underway by Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife, which in trade paperback has ranked on lists for nearly three years; Cormac McCarthy's The Road, almost that long in trade paperback; Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, both on lists for 57 weeks now in hardcover editions; Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse, on lists in hardcover for 117 weeks; and all the Charlaine Harris paperbacks, on lists now for 32 to 60 weeks.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.08
WP
11.01
SFC
10.25
USAT
10.25
PW
11.02
Amz
(11.03)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.03)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.03)
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 / 10 x xxx.. [ 8 ] xxx.. xxx xxx..   34 -6
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 10.20.09 / 3           96 -6    
Cashore, Fire 10.20.09 / 3 10 -6              
Colfer, And Another Thing... 10.27.09 / 2 27 -7     x        
Colfer, And Another Thing... (UK) 10.13.09 / 4             77 -29 93 +23
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 13 1 =     73 -5   x   xx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 57 2 =     99 -7 xxx.. x    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 57 6 +3     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   x
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 42 22 -3 xxx..   103 -10 xxx x 56 +6 68 =
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 14 12 -6 x   46 -24 11 -5 91 -29 84 +5 x
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 11           13 -8 21 -11 5 -2
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 4           2 -1 69 +30 49 +
Mead, Blood Promise 09.01.09 / 10       138 -14   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 91       15 -1   75 -21   xxx..
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 117       9 +2 xxx.. 68 -11   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 88 x xxx..   123 +11 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 29             57 +1  
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 6 18 -4 x [ 5 ] 85 -28 x 93 +13 36 -5 32 +2
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals 09.22.09 / 6 26 -4 x   xx xx xx    
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 22             13 -5 70 +8
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: The Ghost King: Transitions, Book III 10.20.09 / 3 19 -2     149 -38 xx     x
Schreiber, Star Wars: Death Troopers 10.27.09 / 2 20 ++     148 -66 x      
Stoker/Holt, Dracula The Un-Dead 10.27.09 / 2 23 =     x        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.08
WP
11.01
SFC
10.25
USAT
10.25
PW
11.02
Amz
(11.03)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.03)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.03)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 34 17 -2 x [ 8 ] 124 -3 xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 2 16 +1              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 4 6 +2              
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 44 27 -6     122 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 54 16 +6     105 -9 15 + xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 41 21 -2     111 -13 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 46 15 +14     102 -11 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 60 22 -4     74 -8 xxx.. xxx.. 81 -15 xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 42 26 -3     109 -10 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 32 10 +1 xxx..   69 -5 10 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xx
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 57 32 +     114 -14 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 44       xxx..   95 -22   37 +17
Kenyon, Born of Night 10.13.09 / 4 14 -6     61 -25 12 -4      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 5 9 -4     40 -6 6 -2      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 135 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 100 -23 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 43             11 +4  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 43             6 +3  
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 43             8 +3 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 73       6 +1   99 -27   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 43             10 +3 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 117       14 -1 xxx.. 76 -12 xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 154 6 -3 xxx..   33 -7 6 -3 71 -13 33 -7 14 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 19       140 -11   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 5             58 -13  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 4 8 -1     25 -6 9 -2     43 +
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 11 23 -7     xxx..       xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.08
WP
11.01
SFC
10.25
USAT
10.25
PW
11.02
Amz
(11.03)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.03)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.03)
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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