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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 8 June 2010


Among several notable debuts this week is Stephen King's Blockade Billy, a baseball novella published by Simon & Schuster and also in limited edition by Cemetery Dance. It debuts on four print lists this week, as high as #9 at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

Other debuts include a Star Wars novel by Christie Golden, Fate of the Jedi: Allies (LucasBooks), which ranks #8 on the NYT and PW, though it will likely fade faster in coming weeks than the King title will.

Sherrilyn Kenyon's YA Infinity: Chronicles of Nick (St. Martin's Griffin), debuts at #3 on the NYT children's chapter book list. Keri Arthur's Moon Sworn (Dell), ninth in her Riley Jenson series, debuts on three lists, as high as #13.

Other debuts include paperback reprints of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, Lev Grossman's The Magicians, and Laurell K. Hamilton's Skin Trade.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.13
WP
06.06
LAT
06.06
USAT
05.30
PW
06.07
Amz
(06.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.08)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Butcher, Changes 03.16.10 / 13 24 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx..
Canavan, The Ambassador's Mission (UK) 05.11.10 / 5             77 -18  
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 44 5 -1     103 -3   83 -31   100 +
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 88 4 -1     90 -12 xxx.. 31 +1   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 17           20 -1   90 +
Cronin, The Passage 06.08.10 / 1           5 ++   7 ++
Golden, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies 05.25.10 / 2 8 ++     53 ++ 8 ++     xx
Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 03.02.10 / 14 30 -1 xxx.. xxx xx xxx.. xxx..    
Hamilton, Bullet 05.25.10 / 3           116 -93 125 -82 151 -114
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 23 2 +1 5 = 3 = 12 -4 2 +1 24 -13 7 +2 15 -14
Kenyon, Infinity: Chronicles of Nick 06.01.10 / 2 3 ++     32 ++   x   x
King, Blockade Billy 06.08.10 / 1 9 ++ 10 ++   39 ++ 9 ++      
Mead, Spirit Bound 06.01.10 / 2     9 ++ 17 -16     x x
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 122     xxx.. 44 -19   52 -10   x
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 60             29 +16  
Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 03.30.10 / 11           2 +1 1 +4 5 +14
Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (UK) 06.08.10 / 1             43 ++  
Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ 04.06.10 / 10           xxx.. 74 +3  
Scott, The Necromancer 05.25.10 / 3       20 ++   91 -53   55 -26
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.13
WP
06.06
LAT
06.06
USAT
05.30
PW
06.07
Amz
(06.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Andrews, Magic Bleeds 05.25.10 / 3 11 +8     63 ++ 11 ++ xx xx xx
Arthur, Moon Sworn 06.08.10 / 1 13 ++     40 ++ 13 ++      
Doctorow, Little Brother [tpb] 06.08.10 / 1 10 ++              
Grossman, The Magicians [tpb] 06.08.10 / 1 26 ++              
Hamilton, Skin Trade 06.08.10 / 1 20 ++     123 ++        
Harris, Dead and Gone 03.30.10 / 11 19 -12     61 +3 x x   44 +9
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 76 x     110 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 75       xxx..   78 -8 66 -11 52 -11
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 74             16 +1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 74             14 +1 xxx..
Meyer, Eclipse [tpb] 06.08.10 / 1       16 ++        
Meyer, The Host [tpb] 04.27.10 / 7 16 -6 xxx..   69 -15 x      
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 73             20 +7 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 104     xxx.. 84 -24   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 74             19 +5 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 148     xxx.. 73 -16 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife [tpb] 05.24.04 / 185 xxx xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 71 +10 xxx..
Pettersson, Cheat the Grave 06.08.10 / 1 35 ++              
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals 06.01.10 / 2             21 +19  
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 21       xxx..   33 +   xxx..
Sawyer, Flashforward [tpb] 10.06.09 / 11             79 -60  
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 35 xxx..     138 -37 xxx..   x xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.13
WP
06.06
LAT
06.06
USAT
05.30
PW
06.07
Amz
(06.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.08)
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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