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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 24 November 2009


As expected, Stephen King's Under the Dome (Scribner) ranks #1 on print lists this week, at least on all of them except LA Times's, whose currency perhaps lags behind the others. The book is still #3 at both Amazon.com and Amazon Canada, though it trails significantly on the Amazon UK list at #33.

Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's The Gathering Storm still ranks among the top 10 fiction hardcovers on four of the lists compiled here, as high as #4 on Publishers Weekly's list.

This page hasn't been always consistent about tracking different editions of titles; for some time Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set has been listed, along with the individual titles in that series, but only with this week's list is Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga Collection included. It ranks #2 this week at Amazon.com, #8 at Amazon Canada. It's much lower, #66, at Amazon UK, but there the paperback editions occupy positions #1 through #4 on the entire list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.29
WP
11.22
LAT
11.22
USAT
11.15
PW
11.23
Amz
(11.24)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.24)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.24)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Atwood, The Year of the Flood 09.01.09 / 13 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   25 +1
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 10.20.09 / 6           62 -1    
Colfer, And Another Thing... (UK) 10.13.09 / 6             92 + xxx
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 16 1 =     96 =   94 -15   100 +
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 60 2 =     111 +15 xxx.. 108 -18    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 60 10 -1     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 45 31 -7 xxx..   129 +7 xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 17 27 -8 xxx..   119 -29 xx xxx xxx xx
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 14 6 -2 8 -2 8 -3 29 -18 4 = 33 -7 107 -34 18 -4
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 7 1 ++ 1 ++   1 ++ 1 ++ 3 -1 33 -16 3 +2
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 94       13 +6   9 +21   30 +
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 120       10 -1 xxx.. 8 +16   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 90 xxx.. xxx..   127 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 32             48 +11  
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 1           2 ++ 66 ++ 8 ++
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 9 29 -4 xxx..   xx xxx.. xxx 64 -8 90 +
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 25             18 +2 xxx
Rice, Angel Time 11.17.09 / 2 32 -10     x        
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: The Ghost King: Transitions, Book III 10.20.09 / 6 35 -3     xxx xxx..     xxx..
Westerfeld, Leviathan 10.20.09 / 3 8 +              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.29
WP
11.22
LAT
11.22
USAT
11.15
PW
11.23
Amz
(11.24)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.24)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.24)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Arthur, Bound to Shadows 11.10.09 / 3 31 -13     145 -76        
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 37 19 -2 xx x 146 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 6 23 +1 xxx..   xxx..        
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 7 8 +1              
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 59 31 + xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 56 32 +     xx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 43 xxx     150 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 48 33 +     xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 63 26 +2     116 -35 xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 45 30 +     137 +7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 35 17 +6 xxx..   93 -7 xxx xxx.. xxx.. x
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 47       xxx..   68 +4   42 -14
Kenyon, Born of Fire 11.17.09 / 2 3 ++     21 -8 2 -1      
Kenyon, Born of Night 10.13.09 / 7 28 +     x xxx      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 8 18 +7     100 -2 xxx      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 137 10 +12 xxx..   55 +30 13 + 92 + 77 -30 53 +
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 46             4 +2  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 46             1 = 41 +46
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 46             3 = xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 76       3 +4   19 +22   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 46             2 = xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 120       8 +2 xxx.. 12 +15 xxx.. 72 +28
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 157 9 = xxx..   54 = 9 -2 100 -2 42 -5 23 +32
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 8             124 -35  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 7 11 +4     36 -3 10 +5     xx
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 14 26 =     xxx..       xxx..
Traviss, Star Wars 501st: An Imperial Commando Novel 11.10.09 / 3 15 -4     x 14 -3      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.29
WP
11.22
LAT
11.22
USAT
11.15
PW
11.23
Amz
(11.24)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.24)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.24)
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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