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Weekly Bestsellers, 16 January


A new Halo novel by Greg Bear, Halo: Primordium (Tor), debuts this week, ranking #17 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list, #18 on the same Publishers Weekly list.

Also debuting, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson’s Sisterhood of Dune (Tor), ranking a bit below Bear, #23 at NYT, #22 at PW.

Dean Koontz’ 77 Shadow Street (Bantam) slips out of first place after one week, ranking below Stephen King’s 11/22/63 on three of the four lists they both place on.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.22
WP
01.15
LAT
01.15
USAT
01.08
PW
01.16
Amz
(01.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.16)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×3 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bear, Halo: Primordium 01.16.12 / 1 17 ++       18 ++      
Clare, Clockwork Prince 12.05.11 / 7       56 -19   xx   xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 128 xxx..   6 +10 2 =   3 +1 28 +19 16 -2
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 101     7 +12 3 +1   4 +1 34 +28 12 +6
Crichton/Preston, Micro 11.21.11 / 9 21 -8 xxx xxx.. 104 -21 20 -7 xxx..    
Herbert/Anderson, Sisterhood of Dune 01.16.12 / 1 23 ++       22 ++      
King, 11/22/63 03.08.11 / 21 4 -2 6 -2 5 -2 12 -5 5 -2 16 -3   x
Koontz, 77 Shadow Street 01.09.12 / 2 5 -4 9 -6   22 -9 4 -3      
Maguire, Out of Oz 11.07.11 / 11 32 -10 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..    
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 46 14 +1 xxx.. xxx.. 74 -17 12 +4 65 -5 81 -1 25 +1
Morgenstern, The Night Circus 09.26.11 / 17 28 -7 xxx.. xx 102 -20 x x xxx.. 50 -21
Murakami, 1Q84 10.17.11 / 14 29 -11 xxx.. 12 -4 x x 107 -19 xx 46 +3
Paolini, Inheritance 03.29.11 / 43     17 -5 30 -11   24 -2 90 -4 39 +40
Stephenson, Reamde 09.06.11 / 12 xxx.. xxx.. 14 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, Mile 81 09.13.11 / 15       100 -53        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.22
WP
01.15
LAT
01.15
USAT
01.08
PW
01.16
Amz
(01.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.16)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Cast/Cast, Destined [tpb] 10.31.11 / 12       85 -40   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 80 xxx..   3 -1 1 =   2 = 19 +27 19 +2
Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad [tpb] 04.05.11 / 42 17 +3 xxx.. 10 -6 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xx xxx..
Harkness, A Discovery of Witches [tpb] 01.09.12 / 2 6 +1 x   57 +36 10 +2      
Hunter, Raven Cursed 01.16.12 / 1 26 ++     75 ++        
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 40 14 -3 xxx.. 13 -1 79 -6 10 -2 xxx.. 41 +11 xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 48 20 -2   xxx.. x 16 +5 xxx.. 53 +5 xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows [tpb] 07.26.11 / 20 xxx   xxx.. 109 +6        
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 44 7 -2 xxx.. 9 +2 45 -10 4 +1 xxx 61 + xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 38 14 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 22 -4 xxx..    
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 39   xxx..   93 -19   64 -22 xxx.. 10 -3
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 40 19 -2   xxx.. 99 +6 17 = xxx.. 55 +11 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn 11.21.11 / 9       84 -40        
Meyer, Twilight 11.21.11 / 9       132 -74        
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 147       xxx..   xxx.. 99 + xxx..
Russell, Swamplandia! [tpb] 12.26.11 / 4 18 =   15 -5   xx      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.22
WP
01.15
LAT
01.15
USAT
01.08
PW
01.16
Amz
(01.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.16)
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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