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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 17 November 2009


Anne Rice's Angel Time (Knopf), a supernatural fantasy aligned with Rice's recent religiously-inspired novels, is added to the chart this week; it debuted on New York Times' list last week, at #13, this week slipping to #22.

Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's The Gathering Storm slips slightly on lists but remains in the top 10 on all five print lists compiled here.

This week's chart reinstates the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, which ran here for a while several years ago, replacing the now discontinued San Francisco Chronicle list.

Debuting in paperback this week is Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Fire (St. Martin's Paperbacks), second of three books in her "League" novels currently being reissued; it ranks #1 on this week's Publishers Weekly mass market paperback list. The first book in the series, Born of Night, has ranked for a few weeks now; the third, Born of Ice, will be reissued next month.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.22
WP
11.15
LAT
11.15
USAT
11.08
PW
11.16
Amz
(11.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.17)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x4 15x3 150 15x5 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Atwood, The Year of the Flood 09.01.09 / 12 xxx xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   26 +2
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 10.20.09 / 5           61 +10    
Cashore, Fire 10.20.09 / 5 10 -3              
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 15 1 =     96 +9   79 +16   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 59 2 =     126 = xxx.. 90 +    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 59 9 -4     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 44 24 -2 xxx..   136 -15 xxx.. xxx x xx
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 16 19 -4 xxx   90 -34 x xx xx x
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 13 4 -3 6 -4 5 ++ 11 -7 4 -3 26 -7 73 -47 14 -6
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 6           2 -1 17 -1 5 +5
Lethem, Chronic City 10.27.09 / 2 xxx   15 ++          
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 93       19 +1   30 +21   x
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 119       9 +1 xxx.. 24 +24   xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 31             59 =  
Meyer, New Moon 08.14.07 / 85       xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   66 -4
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 8 25 -1 xxx   x xxx xx 56 = xx
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 24             20 -3 xx
Rice, Angel Time 11.17.09 / 1 22 ++     138 ++        
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: The Ghost King: Transitions, Book III 10.20.09 / 5 32 -5     xx xxx..     xxx
Stoker/Holt, Dracula The Un-Dead 10.27.09 / 4 35 -2     xxx        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.22
WP
11.15
LAT
11.15
USAT
11.08
PW
11.16
Amz
(11.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.17)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Arthur, Bound to Shadows 11.10.09 / 2 18 -12     69 -26        
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 36 17 +1 x 6 ++ xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 5 24 + xxx..   xxx..        
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 4 30 -10              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 6 9 =              
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 62 28 +     81 +17 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 44 xx     144 -20 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 34 23 +1 xxx..   86 +2 xx xxx.. xxx.. 83 +
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 46       xxx..   72 +3   28 +1
Kenyon, Born of Fire 11.17.09 / 1       13 ++ 1 ++      
Kenyon, Born of Night 10.13.09 / 6 xx     133 -24 xx      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 7 25 -5     98 -30 xx      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 136 22 + xxx..   85 + xxx.. xxx.. 47 + xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 45             6 +8  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 45             1 +6 87 -9
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 45             3 +5 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 75       7 =   41 +38   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 45             2 +7 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 119       10 +3 xxx.. 27 +26 xxx.. 100 +
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 156 9 -1 xxx..   54 -4 7 = 98 +1 37 -3 55 -41
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 7             89 -26  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 6 15 +1     33 -2 15 +     x
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 13 26 -7     xxx..       xxx..
Traviss, Star Wars 501st: An Imperial Commando Novel 11.10.09 / 2 11 -3     122 -58 11 -4      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.22
WP
11.15
LAT
11.15
USAT
11.08
PW
11.16
Amz
(11.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.17)
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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