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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 15 June 2010


The big debut this week is Laurell K. Hamilton's Bullet (Berkley), latest in her Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. It ranks on all five print lists compiled here, as high as #2 on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly lists.

At the same time, Stephenie Meyer's The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Little, Brown), a novella in her Twilight series, ranks #1 this week on USA Today's list. Released 10 days ago, it may have appeared too late for the other print lists, or they may be disregarding it as a YA book. We'll see next week.

Summer reading season has arrived, and so paperback editions of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four have reappeared on the USA Today extended list. Rand's Atlas Shrugged, meanwhile, is up to #21 on Amazon.com today, perhaps a sign of political tides.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.20
WP
06.13
LAT
06.13
USAT
06.06
PW
06.14
Amz
(06.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.15)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 06.15.10 / 1           90 ++    
Butcher, Changes 03.16.10 / 14 30 -6 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 45 5 =     84 +19   62 +21   x
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 89 3 +1     68 +22 xxx.. 26 +5   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 18           17 +3   x
Cronin, The Passage 06.08.10 / 2           10 -5   7 =
Golden, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies 05.25.10 / 3 14 -6     112 -59 14 -6     xxx
Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 03.02.10 / 15 29 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx..    
Hamilton, Bullet 05.25.10 / 4 2 ++ 3 ++ 17 ++ 7 ++ 2 ++ x x x
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 24 5 -3 x 6 -3 12 = 5 -3 41 -17 6 +1 10 +5
Harris, A Touch of Dead 08.04.09 / 36 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 89 + xx
Kenyon, Infinity: Chronicles of Nick 06.01.10 / 3 4 -1     63 -31   xx   xx
King, Blockade Billy 06.08.10 / 2 13 -4 x 19 ++ 51 -12 13 -4 111 ++   61 ++
Mead, Spirit Bound 06.01.10 / 3     15 -6 25 -8     xx xx
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 02.12.08 / 123     xxx.. 37 +7   43 +9   xx
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 61             41 -12  
Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 03.30.10 / 12       1 ++   8 -6 3 -2 8 -3
Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (UK) 06.08.10 / 2             43 =  
Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (UK) 04.06.10 / 11           xxx.. 62 +12  
Scott, The Necromancer 05.25.10 / 4     18 ++ 66 -46   x   x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.20
WP
06.13
LAT
06.13
USAT
06.06
PW
06.14
Amz
(06.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.15)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Andrews, Magic Bleeds 05.25.10 / 4 29 -18     x x xxx xxx xxx
Arthur, Moon Sworn 06.08.10 / 2 21 -8     62 -22 x      
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 110       131 +   xxx..   xxx..
Grossman, The Magicians [tpb] 06.08.10 / 2 18 +8     102 ++        
Hamilton, Skin Trade 06.08.10 / 2 24 -4     125 -2        
Harris, Dead and Gone 03.30.10 / 12 18 +1     76 -15 xx xx   27 +17
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 77 34 +     98 +12 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 76       xxx..   56 +22 48 +18 35 +17
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 75             17 -1  
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 75             16 -2 xxx..
Meyer, Eclipse [tpb] 06.08.10 / 2       9 +7        
Meyer, The Host [tpb] 04.27.10 / 8 15 +1 xxx..   59 +10 xx      
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 74             25 -5 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 105     xxx.. 65 +19   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 75             23 -4 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 149     xxx.. 54 +19 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 111       146 +   xxx.. 83 + xxx..
Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (UK) 06.01.10 / 3             8 +13  
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 22       xxx..   21 +12   xxx..
Sebold, The Lovely Bones 10.13.09 / 36 xxx..     119 +19 xxx..   56 + xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.20
WP
06.13
LAT
06.13
USAT
06.06
PW
06.14
Amz
(06.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.15)
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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