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Weekly Bestsellers, 22 October


Kim Harrison’s collection Into the Woods (Harper Voyager) debuts this week, ranking as high as #13 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list, #18 on the same list at Publishers Weekly.

Much lower down, near the very bottom of those same two lists, is Iain M. Banks’ The Hydrogen Sonata (Orbit), ranking #34 and #147 respectively.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.28
WP
10.14
LAT
10.21
USAT
10.14
PW
10.22
Amz
(10.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.22)
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 10.22.12 / 1 34 ++     147 ++        
Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata (UK) 09.10.12 / 7             75 -35  
Butcher, Cold Days 09.17.12 / 6           51 -22    
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 168 xxx..   14 -4 15 -2 21 + xx xxx.. 43 +6
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 141     15 -4 13 -1 25 + 61 -3 74 -13 48 +9
Cronin, The Twelve 09.17.12 / 6           25 -8   16 +8
Harrison, Into the Woods 10.22.12 / 1 13 ++     94 ++ 18 ++      
Ivey, The Snow Child 02.20.12 / 10 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 63 +34  
Jordan/Sanderson, A Memory of Light 09.17.12 / 5           86 +4   83 ++
Lowry, Son 10.15.12 / 2       113 -19 7 ++ x    
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 86 16 +1 xxx.. xx 74 +11 xxx.. 81 = 80 -32 76 -33
Pratchett, A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction (UK) 10.08.12 / 3             89 -39  
Pratchett, Dodger (UK) 09.03.12 / 8             40 -15  
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 25 7 -3   xxx.. 86 +3 19 + xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.28
WP
10.14
LAT
10.21
USAT
10.14
PW
10.22
Amz
(10.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.22)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Collins, Catching Fire [tpb] 06.04.12 / 20         xxx.. 71 -14 88 -19  
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 120 xxx..   9 -3 23 -5 23 + 67 -20 67 -5 xx
Crichton/Preston, Micro 10.08.12 / 3 2 -1 5 +   37 -5 3 =      
Cronin, The Passage 08.20.12 / 4 xxx..     111 +        
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 70 29 -1 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harrison, A Perfect Blood 10.08.12 / 2 30 +              
King, 11/22/63 [tpb] 07.30.12 / 13 24 +1 xxx.. xxx.. 102 +21 x xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 80 25 +10 xxx.. xx xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 88 10 +18   15 + 140 + xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 84 11 +9 xxx.. 14 -2 96 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 79   xxx..   xxx..   36 -4 xxx.. 57 -37
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 80 9 +18   xx 136 +14 xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx..
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (UK) 02.15.05 / 30             xxx.. 51 -13
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas [tpb] 09.27.04 / 29 4 = 8 ++ 2 = 28 +7 14 ++ 16 +11 xxx..  
Moore, Sacre Bleu [tpb] 10.22.12 / 1 28 ++              
Morgenstern, The Night Circus [tpb] 07.09.12 / 16 16 = xxx.. xxx.. 145 + x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 39       82 +   x xxx.. xxx..
Tolkien, The Hobbit         39 = xx      
Traviss, Halo: The Thursday War [tpb] 10.15.12 / 2 13 -5     x x      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.28
WP
10.14
LAT
10.21
USAT
10.14
PW
10.22
Amz
(10.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.22)
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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