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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 24 Nov
Stephen King
Jordan & Sanderson

Bestsellers 17 Nov
Anne Rice
Jordan & Sanderson
Sherrilyn Kenyon

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 1 December 2009


Stephen King's Under the Dome remains high on all lists, still ranking #1 at Washington Post, debuting at #2 at Los Angeles Times, and slipping to #2 at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's The Gathering Storm slips a bit, but still ranks in the top ten on three fiction hardcover lists.

Debuting is David Weber & Eric Flint's Torch of Freedom (Baen), ranking #28 on the NYT fiction hardcover list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.06
WP
11.29
LAT
11.29
USAT
11.22
PW
11.30
Amz
(12.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.01)
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 / 14 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   34 -9
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 10.20.09 / 7           189 -127    
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 17 1 =     98 -2   61 +33   x
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 61 2 =     101 +10 xxx.. 56 +52    
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 61 7 +3     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 46 27 +4 xxx..   143 -14 xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx..
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 18 35 -8 xxx..   146 -27 xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 15 9 -3 8 = 11 -3 42 -13 6 -2 39 -6 x 29 -11
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 8 2 -1 1 = 2 ++ 5 -4 2 -1 3 = 35 -2 19 -16
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 95       10 +3   9 =   58 -28
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 121       6 +4 xxx.. 7 +1   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 91 xxx.. xxx..   118 +9 xxx.. 86 + xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 33             54 -6  
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 2       57 ++   4 -2 66 = 8 =
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 10 31 -2 xxx..   xxx xxx.. 90 + 61 +3 x
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 26             24 -6 xxx..
Rice, Angel Time 11.17.09 / 3 34 -2     xx        
Tolkien/Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun 05.05.09 / 6 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 72 + xxx..  
Weber/Flint, Torch of Freedom 12.01.09 / 1 28 ++              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.06
WP
11.29
LAT
11.29
USAT
11.22
PW
11.30
Amz
(12.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.01)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 38 20 -1 xxx xx 149 -3 xxx.. 95 + xxx.. xxx..
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 7 23 = xxx.. 6 ++ xxx..        
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 5 34 +              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 8 7 +1              
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 57 33 -1     xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 64 23 +3     116 = 11 + xxx.. xxx xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 46 29 +1     x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 36 13 +4 xxx..   109 -16 15 + xxx.. xxx.. xx
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 48       xxx..   48 +20   32 +10
Kenyon, Born of Fire 11.17.09 / 3 7 -4     52 -31 8 -6      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 9 18 =     119 -19 xxx..      
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 138 10 = xxx..   45 +10 9 +4 85 +7 74 +3 50 +3
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 47             4 =  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 47             1 = 31 +10
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 47             3 = xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 77       3 =   18 +1   94 +
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 47             2 = xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 121       4 +4 xxx.. 12 = xxx.. 69 +3
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 158 11 -2 xxx..   54 = 8 +1 94 +6 48 -6 26 -3
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 9             92 +32  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 8 8 +3     31 +5 6 +4     xxx
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 15 21 +5     xxx..       xxx..
Traviss, Star Wars 501st: An Imperial Commando Novel 11.10.09 / 4 14 +1     xx 10 +4      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.06
WP
11.29
LAT
11.29
USAT
11.22
PW
11.30
Amz
(12.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.01)
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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