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Weekly Bestsellers, 9 Aug


Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story (Roc) knocks Martin’s A Dance with Dragons out of first place on three print lists this week, leaving Martin at the top only on the typically last updated LA Times list. Butcher also debuts on the USA Today at #3.

Also debuting this week is Kelley Armstrong’s Spell Bound (Dutton), coming in 19th on the NYT list, 21st at PW, and further down at USA Today.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.14
WP
08.07
LAT
08.07
USAT
07.31
PW
08.08
Amz
(08.09)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.09)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.09)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×5 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, Spell Bound 08.09.11 / 1 19 ++     116 ++ 21 ++      
Butcher, Ghost Story 06.28.11 / 7 1 ++ 1 ++   3 ++ 1 ++ 52 -33   38 -15
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 105 xxx..   6 +6 10 +1   8 = 47 +5 39 +
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 78     8 +1 11 +1   6 +1 51 +8 40 +19
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 132 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   18 +38
Duncan, The Last Werewolf 07.26.11 / 3 29 -4   4 +3   x      
Grossman, The Magician King 08.09.11 / 1           51 ++    
Harris, Dead Reckoning 12.28.10 / 33 23 -2 xxx.. xx 106 -27 23 -2 xx xxx.. x
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 23 2 -1 2 = 1 = 12 -5 2 -1 13 -4 18 -7 3 =
Paolini, Inheritance 03.29.11 / 20           24 +12 44 ++ 22 -5
Pratchett, Snuff (UK) 05.17.11 / 12             40 -4  
Zahn, Star Wars: Choices of One 08.02.11 / 2 26 -9     x x      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.14
WP
08.07
LAT
08.07
USAT
07.31
PW
08.08
Amz
(08.09)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.09)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.09)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Austen/Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [tpb] 02.10.09 / 61 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 99 -41 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 132       122 -17   77 -15   xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 6 33 -11     xx        
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 57 xxx..   4 +2 4 +1   3 +1 43 +6 xxx..
Correia, Monster Hunter Alpha 08.09.11 / 1 23 ++       23 ++      
Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad [tpb] 04.05.11 / 19 7 +3 xxx.. 2 +1 87 +21 10 +6 67 -20 x xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 17 3 +1 4 +1 xxx.. 21 = 3 = x 7 -1 11 +13
Martin, A Clash of Kings [tpb] 05.24.11 / 11 13 +2   8 -1   21 +4 xxx..    
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 25 12 -2   x 43 +4 11 -3 xxx.. 19 -5 98 -26
Martin, A Feast for Crows [tpb] 07.26.11 / 2 33 +              
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 21 2 = 3 = 7 -5 13 = 2 =   9 -5 9 +17
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 18 9 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 14 -13 xx    
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 16   xxx..   37 -10   4 -1 38 + 2 -1
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 17 7 =   10 -1 32 +7 5 +1 xxx.. 11 +1 x
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 52     xxx.. 132 =   xxx..    
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 139       98 +29   xxx.. 53 +14 xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               49 +5  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 64 +2   xx    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 47     xxx.. 56 -4   xx xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [tpb] 08.11.02 / 176 xxx..   xxx.. 103 -5        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [tpb] 07.25.06 / 93       101 +2 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [tpb] 07.05.04 / 145 xxx..     102 +11 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (CANADA) 07.19.11 / 4             29 -7  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (UK)               68 +4  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [tpb] 06.17.01 / 200 xxx..   xxx.. 85 -4   xx    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   11 + 35 -6   xx    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.14
WP
08.07
LAT
08.07
USAT
07.31
PW
08.08
Amz
(08.09)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.09)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.09)
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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