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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 19 January 2010


The one debut this week is paperback original Death's Mistress by Karen Chance (Onyx), second in her urban fantasy series about half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab. It debuts at #14 on New York Times' mass market paperback list, #15 on the same list at Publishers Weekly.

This page doesn't always compile every associational media title, but since Simon Beecroft & Jeremy Beckett's LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (DK Publishing, Sept 2009) turned up on the latest Locus Magazine bestseller list, it's added this week here, where it ranks #38 today on Amazon Canada's list, remarkably, considering its current rank at #424 at Amazon.com and #1488 at Amazon UK.

Differences among the three Amazon lists are often striking. Stephenie Meyer titles, in paperback, continue to crowd the top ten Amazon UK titles, but not Amazon US or Ca. Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones is #3 today on Canada's list, but only #22 on the UK list and #45 on Amazon.com. Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife is as high as #18 in the UK, but only #43 in Canada and long gone on the US list.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.24
WP
01.17
LAT
01.17
USAT
01.10
PW
01.18
Amz
(01.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.19)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Beecroft, LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary 01.19.10 / 1           424 ++ 1488 ++ 38 ++
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 24 2 =     91 -19   97 -6   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 68 3 +1     94 -13 xxx.. 87 -19   63 +
Erikson, Dust of Dreams (UK) 08.18.09 / 4             xxx.. 18 ++
Feist, At the Gates of Chaos (UK) 01.12.10 / 2             49 -8  
Fforde, Shades of Grey 01.12.10 / 2 34 -3           66 ++  
Hamilton, Divine Misdemeanors 12.22.09 / 5 30 -11 xxx..   xxx xxx..      
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 50 19 +11 xxx..   136 +8 xxx.. x 21 -3 xxx
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 3           28 +14    
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 22 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 50 = xxx..
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 08.25.09 / 22 23 -5 xxx.. xxx.. xx xx xxx xxx.. xxx..
King, Under the Dome 10.13.09 / 15 10 = xxx 10 +4 29 -9 10 -1 72 -15 x 107 -75
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 102     x 4 =   18 -7   56 +15
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 128     4 +7 3 -1 xxx.. 30 -7   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 98 x xxx..   131 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 40             20 +1  
Meyer, The Twilight Saga Collection 11.24.09 / 9       xx   40 -5 xxx.. 35 -1
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry 09.29.09 / 17 27 -7 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx 176 -125
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.24
WP
01.17
LAT
01.17
USAT
01.10
PW
01.18
Amz
(01.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.19)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 45 16 -3 xxx xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender in Exile 01.12.10 / 2 19 +1              
Cashore, Graceling [tpb] 09.22.09 / 14 7 -1              
Chance, Death's Mistress 01.19.10 / 1 14 ++     135 ++ 15 ++      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 61 33 + xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, All Together Dead 04.08.08 / 49 xx     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 95 =  
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 71 x     113 -6 xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 43 xx xxx..   121 +10 xx xxx.. 91 + xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 55       xxx..   88 -5 29 -13 36 -3
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 23 21 -6     36 -3 x     xxx..
McCarthy, The Road [tpb] 04.10.07 / 145 18 = xxx.. 8 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 12 -1 xxx
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 54             2 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 54             4 -1 76 -26
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 54             7 -1 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 84     xxx.. 7 -2   x   xx
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 54             8 -1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 128     xxx.. 11 -2 xxx.. 65 -7 xxx.. xx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 165 13 -5 xxx..   79 -19 x xxx.. 18 +6 43 +48
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 26       132 -32   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 15 3 =     1 = 2 +1   22 -5 xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 22 1 = 2 = 4 +2 xxx.. 1 +2 45 -21   3 -1
Vaughn, Kitty's House of Horrors 01.19.10 / 1 16 ++              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.24
WP
01.17
LAT
01.17
USAT
01.10
PW
01.18
Amz
(01.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.19)
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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