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Bestsellers 22 Dec
Laurell K. Hamilton
Drew Karpyshyn

Bestsellers 15 Dec
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Bestsellers 8 Dec
Stephen King
Jim Butcher

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 29 December 2009


Stephen King's Under the Dome remains highest on lists of genre books, still ranking as high as #3 on the New York Times list.

No title debuts this week. Publishers Weekly takes the week off.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.03
WP
12.27
LAT
12.27
USAT
12.20
PW
12.21
Amz
(12.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.29)
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 / 18 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..   xxx..   57 -15
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 21 3 -1     109 -2   86 -20   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 65 2 -1     85 +5   90 -36   xx
Elliott, The Gathering Storm 02.23.03 / 2           xxx.. 77 ++  
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 64 9 -1     xxx..   xxx..   xxx..
Hamilton, Divine Misdemeanors 12.22.09 / 2 18 -12 x   127 -98 [ 7 ]      
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 47 35 + xxx..   xxx..   78 + 20 + 77 +
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 19 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. 55 + xxx..
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 19 17 -2 xxx.. xxx 113 -11 [ 15 ] 82 -12 xxx.. x
Karpyshyn, Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil 12.22.09 / 2 30 -12     x        
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 12 3 +1 5 +1 14 -3 11 -1 [ 4 ] 18 -14 39 -15 25 -19
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 99     xx 9 -2   8 +11   85 -27
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 125     8 +1 5 -2   9 +13   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 95 31 -6 xxx..   82 +6   x xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 37             21 +35  
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 6       44 -3   17 -7 xxx.. 23 -10
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 14 28 -1 xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. 69 -19 xxx
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 30             32 -9 xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.03
WP
12.27
LAT
12.27
USAT
12.20
PW
12.21
Amz
(12.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.29)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Anonymous, Halo: Evolutions [tpb] 12.08.09 / 2 34 +              
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 42 10 +6 3 +5 x 60 +37   x xxx.. xx
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 11 21 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..        
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 9 30 +5              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 11 7 +              
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 46 34 +     xxx..   xxx.. xxx..  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 59 27 +6     xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 44 35 +     xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 49 32 +     xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 68 21 +9     xxx   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 40 26 +3 xxx..   xxx   xxx.. 94 + xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 52       xxx..   41 +18   32 +15
Kenyon, Born of Ice 12.15.09 / 3 13 -5     145 -95 [ 8 ]      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 12 24 +10     xxx..        
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 20 6 -2     35 -1 [ 3 ]     xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 142 11 -3 xxx.. 7 -4 xxx..   xxx.. 19 +62 69 +
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 51             2 +6  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 51             1 +5 75 -15
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 51             3 +6 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 81     xx 3 -1   31 +14   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 51             4 +3 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 125     xx 6 -1   20 +9 xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 162 9 = xxx..   56 +18 [ 10 ] xx 24 +2 55 -6
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 23       57 +18   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 134 +14   xxx..    
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 12 4 +8     16 +4 [ 13 ]   58 ++ xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 19 7 +3   8 ++ xxx..       18 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.03
WP
12.27
LAT
12.27
USAT
12.20
PW
12.21
Amz
(12.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.29)
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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