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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 22 December 2009


Two debuts this week: first, Laurell K. Hamilton's latest Meredith Gentry novel, Divine Misdemeanors (Ballantine), ranking #6 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list, #7 on the same Publishers Weekly list, #10 on the Washington Post list.

Second, a new Star Wars novel by Drew Karpyshyn, Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (LucasBooks), ranking #18 on the NYT list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.27
WP
12.20
LAT
12.20
USAT
12.13
PW
12.21
Amz
(12.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.22)
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 / 17 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   42 -4
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 20 2 =     107 +2   66 +3   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 64 1 =     90 +15 xxx.. 54 +2   x
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 63 8 -1     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Hamilton, Divine Misdemeanors 12.22.09 / 1 6 ++ 10 ++   29 ++ 7 ++      
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 18 15 -1 xxx xx 102 -29 15 +1 70 -6 xxx.. 75 -11
Karpyshyn, Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil 12.22.09 / 1 18 ++     109 ++        
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 11 4 = 6 + 11 +2 10 = 4 = 4 = 24 +17 6 +14
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 98     x 7 =   19 -7   58 +10
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 124     9 -5 3 = xxx.. 22 -6   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 94 25 +7 xxx..   88 +2 xxx.. 100 -6 xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 36             56 =  
Meyer, Twilight 08.14.07 / 50           xxx..   91 +
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 5       41 =   10 -5 xxx 13 -4
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 13 27 = xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx 50 -4 xx
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 29             23 -3 xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.27
WP
12.20
LAT
12.20
USAT
12.13
PW
12.21
Amz
(12.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.22)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 41 16 +1 8 + 9 + 97 +32 xxx.. 62 +5 xxx.. x
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 10 24 +7 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xx      
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 8 35 -7              
Butcher, Princeps' Fury 12.08.09 / 3 27 -1              
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 58 33 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 67 30 +3     xx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 39 29 -2 xxx..   xx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 51       xxx..   59 -2   47 +1
Harrison, White Witch, Black Curse 12.15.09 / 2 20 -1              
Kenyon, Born of Ice 12.15.09 / 2 8 -7     50 -26 8 -7      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 11 34 +     xxx xxx..      
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 19 4 +10     34 +2 3 +4     xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 141 8 +3 xxx.. 3 +7 xxx x xxx 81 -4 x
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 50             8 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 50             6 -3 60 +9
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 50             9 +2 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 80     x 2 =   45 -10   xxx
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 50             7 +1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 124     x 5 -1 xxx.. 29 -8 xxx.. xxx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 161 9 +1 xxx..   74 = 10 = x 26 +6 49 -26
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 22       75 +60   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 148 +   xxx..    
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 11 12 +3     20 +11 13 +2     xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 18 10 +4     xxx..       xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.27
WP
12.20
LAT
12.20
USAT
12.13
PW
12.21
Amz
(12.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.22)
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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