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Weekly Bestsellers, 1 October


The notable debut this week is David Weber’s Midst Toil and Tribulation (Tor), sixth novel in his Safehold series, ranking #10 on the fiction hardcover lists of both New York Times and Washington Post, #12 on the Publishers Weekly list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.07
WP
09.30
LAT
09.30
USAT
09.23
PW
10.01
Amz
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UK:
Amz UK
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Canada:
Amz.ca
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Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata (UK) 09.10.12 / 4             18 +38  
Bray, The Diviners 10.01.12 / 1 10 ++              
Butcher, Cold Days 09.17.12 / 3           77 -12    
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 165 xxx..   9 +5 10 -2 xxx.. 46 -2 xxx.. 27 +8
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 138     17 -2 9 = xxx.. 48 -15 46 -9 33 +1
Cronin, The Twelve 09.17.12 / 3           50 +34   62 ++
Harkness, Shadow of Night 07.02.12 / 14 26 -3 xxx.. 18 +1 135 -32 25 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Ivey, The Snow Child 02.20.12 / 7 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 93 +  
Jordan/Sanderson, A Memory of Light 09.17.12 / 3           99 =    
Koontz, Odd Apocalypse 08.06.12 / 9 30 -5 xxx.. xxx.. 132 -28 23 -3 xxx..    
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 83 13 -1 xx 16 -3 54 -3 xxx.. 73 -15 40 +2 29 =
Pratchett, Dodger (UK) 09.03.12 / 5             33 -10  
Pullman, Grimm Tales: For Young and Old (UK) 09.24.12 / 2             38 -27  
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 22 5 =   xxx.. 65 +11 xxx.. xxx..   xx
Stiefvater, The Raven Boys 10.01.12 / 1 8 ++              
Weber, Midst Toil and Tribulation 10.01.12 / 1 10 ++ 10 ++   25 ++ 12 ++      
Weeks, The Blinding Knife 09.24.12 / 2 20 -9     x x      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.07
WP
09.30
LAT
09.30
USAT
09.23
PW
10.01
Amz
(10.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.01)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 156   8 ++   x 17 -2 xxx xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 36 31 -17   xxx.. xxx        
Collins, Catching Fire [tpb] 06.04.12 / 17         xxx.. 52 -2 48 -13  
Collins, Mockingjay [tpb] 06.04.12 / 15         xxx.. 66 -6    
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 117 xxx..   14 + 11 -1 xxx.. 28 -9 54 -15 91 +5
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 67 30 -7 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harkness, A Discovery of Witches [tpb] 01.09.12 / 25 35 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
King, 11/22/63 [tpb] 07.30.12 / 10 16 -4 xxx.. xxx.. 60 -7 15 -3 xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 77 12 +1 xxx.. xxx.. 113 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 85 10 =   xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 73 +13 xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows [tpb] 07.26.11 / 57 xxx..   xxx.. 110 -4        
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 81 6 +1 xxx.. x 57 +12 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 76   xxx..   xx   26 +1 xxx.. 17 +2
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 77 9 +2   x 109 -2 xxx.. xxx.. 85 -8 xxx..
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (UK) 02.15.05 / 27             xxx 41 +
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas [tpb] 09.27.04 / 26 5 =   2 +1 77 -37   25 -2 xxx..  
Morgenstern, The Night Circus [tpb] 07.09.12 / 13 15 -1 xxx.. x 93 +18 20 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife [tpb] 02.06.12 / 35 26 = xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 162       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 68 -3
Tolkien, The Hobbit         30 +53 xxx..      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.07
WP
09.30
LAT
09.30
USAT
09.23
PW
10.01
Amz
(10.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.01)
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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