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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 27 April 2010


David Weber's A Mighty Fortress (Tor), fourth book in his "Safehold" series, debuts notably this week, ranking #9 on both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly hardcover fiction lists. It's #59 on the combined USA Today list.

In paperback the significant debut this week is the trade reprint of Stephenie Meyer's The Host (Back Bay Books), ranking #5 on the NYT and PW lists.

And poised to hit lists in a couple weeks is Charlaine Harris' Dead in the Family, the next Sookie Stackhouse novel, due for publication May 5th. It ranks #1 today on Amazon.com.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.02
WP
04.25
LAT
04.25
USAT
04.18
PW
04.26
Amz
(04.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.27)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, The Reckoning 04.06.10 / 4       54 -22   xxx   25 +13
Armstrong, Tales of the Otherworld 04.27.10 / 1 22 ++             63 ++
Brett, The Desert Spear 04.27.10 / 1 35 ++              
Brett, The Desert Spear (UK) 04.06.10 / 4             79 -15  
Briggs, Silver Borne 03.30.10 / 5 11 -5   8 +2 64 -19 11 -5 x    
Butcher, Changes 03.16.10 / 7 3 -2 x 3 ++ 29 -26 3 -2 38 -16 xx x
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 38 2 =     119 -9   74 +8   84 +
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 82 1 =     108 -3 xxx.. 81 -8   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 11           26 +49    
Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 03.02.10 / 8 15 -2 xxx 10 -7 76 -8 14 -3 xxx..    
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 64 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 40 +5 xxx..
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 17           1 +2 33 -6 3 +3
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 34 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 84 +6 x
Kay, Under Heaven (CANADA) 03.23.10 / 6               18 -4
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 116     xxx.. 18 =   41 -9   xxx
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 142     xxx.. 12 -3 xxx.. x   xxx..
Meyer, The Host 02.12.08 / 102 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. 54 +
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 54             45 -3  
Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 03.30.10 / 5           10 -5 10 -3 44 -25
Moore, Bite Me 04.06.10 / 4 21 -2 x 5 +3 xx xxx      
Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ 04.06.10 / 4             16 -11  
Weber, A Mighty Fortress 04.13.10 / 2 9 ++     59 ++ 9 ++ xx   xx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.02
WP
04.25
LAT
04.25
USAT
04.18
PW
04.26
Amz
(04.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.27)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 57 26 -3 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Butcher, Turn Coat 03.16.10 / 6 34 -2     xxx.. xxx..      
Harris, Dead and Gone 03.30.10 / 5 2 =     36 -15 3 -1 67 -2   28 -12
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 69       xxx..   xxx.. x 42 +
Kenyon, Bad Moon Rising 04.13.10 / 3 20 -2     71 -21        
McCarthy, The Road 12.02.08 / 27 xxx..     xxx.. xxx..   82 ++ xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 68             13 -4  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 68             14 -2 xx
Meyer, The Host [tpb] 04.27.10 / 1 5 ++ 10 ++   23 ++ 5 ++      
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 98     xxx.. 33 -4   xxx   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 68             18 -1 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 142     xxx.. 37 -2 xxx.. x xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 179 27 +7 xxx..   xxx xxx.. xxx.. 44 +7 xxx..
Paolini, Brisingr [tpb] 04.27.10 / 1       70 ++        
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 29 32 +2     81 -20 xxx..   31 +3 xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones [tpb] 08.25.09 / 36 34 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.02
WP
04.25
LAT
04.25
USAT
04.18
PW
04.26
Amz
(04.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.27)
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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