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Weekly Bestsellers


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Charlaine Harris

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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 18 May 2010


As anticipated, Charlaine Harris' latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead in the Family (Ace), debuts strongly on print lists this week, ranking #1 at New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly.



Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.23
WP
05.16
LAT
05.16
USAT
05.09
PW
05.17
Amz
(05.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.18)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Briggs, Silver Borne 03.30.10 / 8 27 -4   xxx xx xxx xxx..    
Butcher, Changes 03.16.10 / 10 26 -13 xxx.. x x x 98 -16 xxx.. xxx..
Canavan, The Ambassador's Mission (UK) 05.11.10 / 2             46 -16  
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 41 5 -2     134 -4   73 +6   xxx
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 85 3 -1     115 -6 xxx.. 63 =   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 14           29 +9   x
Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 03.02.10 / 11 22 = xxx.. 11 + 137 -10 xxx xxx..    
Harris, Dead and Gone 01.20.09 / 67 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 60 -20 xxx..
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 20 1 ++ 1 ++   1 ++ 1 ++ 4 -2 10 +7 6 -1
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 119     xxx.. 30 +4   59 +9   xxx..
Meyer, Eclipse 08.14.07 / 145     xxx.. 32 -7 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 57             52 -3  
Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 03.30.10 / 8           14 -3 7 = 17 +8
Moore, Bite Me 04.06.10 / 7 xx xxx.. 15 = xxx.. xxx..      
Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ 04.06.10 / 7           xx 30 -8  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.23
WP
05.16
LAT
05.16
USAT
05.09
PW
05.17
Amz
(05.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.18)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Caine, Kiss of Death 05.11.10 / 2       144 -83        
Campbell, The Lost Fleet: Victorious 05.11.10 / 2 28 -18     x 9 =      
Harris, Dead and Gone 03.30.10 / 8 8 +7     53 +28 15 = 76 -10   51 -9
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 72       xxx..   86 + 44 + 97 -76
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 71             17 -3  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 71             15 -3 xxx..
Meyer, The Host [tpb] 04.27.10 / 4 7 -2 xxx   38 +2 6 -1      
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 70             21 -5 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 101     xxx.. 77 -20   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 71             25 -7 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 145     xxx.. 82 -16 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 182 26 +3 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 57 -4 xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 32 xx     97 -22 xxx..   82 -23 xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.23
WP
05.16
LAT
05.16
USAT
05.09
PW
05.17
Amz
(05.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.18)
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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