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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 8 December 2009


Stephen King's Under the Dome remains the highest ranking genre book this week, at #4 or above on four of the lists compiled here, but Jim Butcher's First Lord's Fury (Ace), latest in his Codex Alera series, debuts impressively on four lists, as high as #7 on the fiction hardcover lists at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.13
WP
12.06
LAT
12.06
USAT
11.29
PW
12.07
Amz
(12.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.08)
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 / 15 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   31 +3
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War 10.24.06 / 8 xxx..         xxx..   91 +
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 10.20.09 / 8 7 ++ 8 ++   32 ++ 7 ++ x    
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 18 1 =     92 +6   61 =   xx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 62 2 =     115 -14 xxx.. 57 -1    
Harrison, White Witch, Black Curse 02.17.09 / 10 xxx.. xxx..   125 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 16 12 -3 x 14 -3 63 -21 12 -6 49 -10 xx 36 -7
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 9 4 -2 4 -3 2 = 12 -7 4 -2 3 = 33 +2 29 -10
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 96       5 +5   10 -1   74 -16
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 122     9 ++ 2 +4 xxx.. 9 -2   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 92 xxx.. xxx..   86 +32 xxx.. 76 +10 xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 34             54 =  
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 3       39 +18   5 -1 x 6 +2
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 11 30 +1 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. x 51 +10 92 +
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 27             19 +5 xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.13
WP
12.06
LAT
12.06
USAT
11.29
PW
12.07
Amz
(12.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Anonymous, Halo: Evolutions [tpb] 12.08.09 / 1 33 ++              
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 39 17 +3 xxx.. xxx 133 +16 xxx.. 79 +16 xxx.. 79 +
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 8 20 +3 xxx.. x xxx.. 15 ++      
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 6 26 +8              
Butcher, Princeps' Fury 12.08.09 / 1 18 ++              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 9 7 =              
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 65 26 -3     122 -6 x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 37 29 -16 xxx..   136 -27 x xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 49       xxx..   51 -3   25 +7
Kenyon, Born of Fire 11.17.09 / 4 28 -21     106 -54 x      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 10 35 -17     x xxx..      
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 17 10 +     30 + 7 ++     xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 139 8 +2 xxx.. 6 ++ x 10 -1 x 56 +18 73 -23
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 48             6 -2  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 48             1 = 57 -26
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 48             7 -4 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 78       3 =   31 -13   x
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 48             4 -2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 122       4 = xxx.. 16 -4 xxx.. x
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 159 10 +1 xxx..   58 -4 8 = 82 +12 36 +12 22 +4
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 20       137 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 9 14 -6     18 +13 9 -3     xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 16 12 +9     xxx..       xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.13
WP
12.06
LAT
12.06
USAT
11.29
PW
12.07
Amz
(12.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.08)
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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