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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 15 December 2009


Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Ice (St. Martin's), a new League novel, debuts at #1 on the mass market paperback lists of New York Times and Publishers Weekly.





Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.20
WP
12.06
LAT
12.13
USAT
12.06
PW
12.13
Amz
(12.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.15)
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 / 16 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   38 -7
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 10.20.09 / 9 21 -14 [ 8 ]   140 -108 15 -8 xx    
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 19 2 -1     109 -17   69 -8   xxx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 63 1 +1     105 +10 xxx.. 56 +1   65 ++
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 62 7 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 17 14 -2   x 73 -10 16 -4 64 -15 xxx 64 -28
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 10 4 = [ 4 ] 13 -11 10 +2 4 = 4 -1 41 -8 20 +9
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 97     15 ++ 7 -2   12 -2   68 +6
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 123     4 +5 3 -1 xxx.. 16 -7   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 93 32 +     90 -4 xxx.. 94 -18 xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 35             56 -2  
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 4       41 -2   5 = xx 9 -3
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 12 27 +3     xxx.. xxx.. xx 46 +5 x
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 28             20 -1 xxx..
Westerfeld, Leviathan 10.20.09 / 4 8 +              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.20
WP
12.06
LAT
12.13
USAT
12.06
PW
12.13
Amz
(12.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.15)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 40 17 =   xxx.. 129 +4 xxx.. 67 +12 xxx.. 88 -9
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 9 31 -11   xx xxx.. x      
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 7 28 -2              
Butcher, Princeps' Fury 12.08.09 / 2 26 -8              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 10 6 +1              
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 66 33 -7     x xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 38 27 +2     x xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 50       xxx..   57 -6   48 -23
Harrison, White Witch, Black Curse 12.15.09 / 1 19 ++              
Kenyon, Born of Fire 11.17.09 / 5 35 -7     x xx      
Kenyon, Born of Ice 12.15.09 / 1 1 ++     24 ++ 1 ++      
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 18 14 -4     36 -6 7 =     xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 140 11 -3   10 -4 xx 13 -3 xx 77 -21 79 -6
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 49             7 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 49             3 -2 69 -12
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 49             11 -4 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 79     9 ++ 2 +1   35 -4   xx
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 49             8 -4 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 123     5 ++ 4 = xxx.. 21 -5 xxx.. xx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 160 10 =     74 -16 10 -2 100 -18 32 +4 23 -1
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 21       135 +2   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 10 15 -1     31 -13 15 -6     xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 17 14 -2     xxx..       xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.20
WP
12.06
LAT
12.13
USAT
12.06
PW
12.13
Amz
(12.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.15)
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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