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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 29 Dec
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Bestsellers 22 Dec
Laurell K. Hamilton
Drew Karpyshyn

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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 5 January 2010


Stephen King's Under the Dome is still the highest ranking genre book on these lists, again ranking #3 on the New York Times list this week.

The one noticeable trend this week is that, perhaps due to holiday shopping having abated, several titles that had fallen off lists in past weeks have re-appeared: thus, all of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse paperbacks again rank on New York Times mass market paperback list, as do titles by Dean Koontz and Karen Traviss. Meanwhile, the next Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead in the Family (Ace), due to be published in May, appears today on Amazon.com's list at #74.

No other titles debut this week. Washington Post takes the week off.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.10
WP
12.27
LAT
01.03
USAT
12.27
PW
01.04
Amz
(01.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.05)
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 / 19 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   96 -39
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 22 3 =     101 +8   95 -9   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 66 2 =     73 +12 xxx.. 78 +12   xxx
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 09.30.08 / 65 10 -1     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Hamilton, Divine Misdemeanors 12.22.09 / 3 27 -9     x xx      
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 48 34 +1     xxx.. xxx.. 100 -22 15 +5 x
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 1           74 ++    
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 20 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 46 +9 xxx..
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 20 14 +3   xxx.. 122 -9 13 + x xxx.. xx
Karpyshyn, Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil 12.22.09 / 3 31 -1     xx        
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 13 3 = [ 5 ] x 9 +2 3 + 56 -38 81 -42 19 +6
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 100     xxx 7 +2   17 -9   x
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 126     x 5 = xxx.. 20 -11   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 96 29 +2     64 +18 xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 38             18 +3  
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 7       108 -64   30 -13 xxx.. 23 =
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 15 25 +3     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 94 -25 xxx..
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 05.05.09 / 31             76 -44 xxx..
Rice, Angel Time 11.17.09 / 4 28 +     xxx..        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.10
WP
12.27
LAT
01.03
USAT
12.27
PW
01.04
Amz
(01.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.05)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Anonymous, Halo: Evolutions [tpb] 12.08.09 / 3 27 +7              
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 43 8 +2 [ 3 ] xx 53 +7 xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx
Austen/Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [tpb] 09.29.09 / 12 21 =   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..      
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 10 33 -3              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 12 6 +1              
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 29 xxx..     123 + xxx..      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 60 34 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 47 30 +4     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Harris, Club Dead 06.01.03 / 60 20 +7     xxx.. 13 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 09.30.08 / 45 27 +8     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 50 25 +7     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 69 9 +12     100 + 10 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Definitely Dead 09.30.08 / 47 29 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 41 21 +5     xxx.. 15 + xxx.. x xxx..
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 58 22 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 53       xxx..   58 -17 25 ++ 29 +3
Kenyon, Born of Ice 12.15.09 / 4 23 -10     x xx      
King, Just After Sunset 10.06.09 / 13 15 +9     xxx.. xxx..      
Koontz, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book Three: Dead and Alive 07.21.09 / 13 33 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 21 6 =     26 +9 4 +     xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 143 11 =   x xxx.. xxx xxx.. 19 = x
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 52             1 +1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 52             2 -1 58 +17
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 52             5 -2 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 82     xxx 3 =   51 -20   74 +
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 52             6 -2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 126     xxx 6 = xxx.. 43 -23 xxx.. 99 +
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 163 7 +2     47 +9 11 + xxx 23 +1 81 -26
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 24       54 +3   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 89       137 + xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 119 +15   xxx..    
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 13 3 +1     12 +4 3 +   17 +41 xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 20 4 +3   x xxx.. 12 ++ 68 ++   24 -6
Traviss, Star Wars 501st: An Imperial Commando Novel 11.10.09 / 5 31 +     xxx.. xxx..      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.10
WP
12.27
LAT
01.03
USAT
12.27
PW
01.04
Amz
(01.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.05)
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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