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Weekly Bestsellers, 29 October


Justin Cronin’s The Twelve (Ballantine) is the major debut this week, ranking #2 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list, #4 at Publishers Weekly, #6 on the USA Today list.

Also debuting is a new novel by Mark Z. Danielewski, The Fifty Year Sword (Pantheon), #21 and #23 at NYT and PW respectively.

And just making it onto NYT‘s list in 35th place is Gregory Benford and Larry Niven’s novel Bowl of Heaven (Tor).


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.04
WP
10.14
LAT
10.28
USAT
10.21
PW
10.29
Amz
(10.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.29)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Benford/Niven, Bowl of Heaven 10.29.12 / 1 35 ++              
Butcher, Cold Days 09.17.12 / 7           61 -10    
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 169 xxx..   15 -1 21 -6 x xxx xxx.. 94 -51
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 142     18 -3 20 -7 x 57 +4 x x
Cronin, The Twelve 09.17.12 / 7 2 ++     6 ++ 4 ++ 53 -28 65 ++ 17 -1
Danielewski, The Fifty Year Sword 10.29.12 / 1 21 ++       23 ++      
Ivey, The Snow Child 02.20.12 / 11 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 96 -33  
Jordan/Sanderson, A Memory of Light 09.17.12 / 6           89 -3   97 -14
Lowry, Son 10.15.12 / 3       120 -7 5 +2 xx    
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 87 17 -1   20 + 80 -6 xxx.. 75 +6 61 +19 38 +38
Pratchett, Dodger (UK) 09.03.12 / 9             52 -12  
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 26 6 +1   xxx.. 82 +4 15 +4 xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.04
WP
10.14
LAT
10.28
USAT
10.21
PW
10.29
Amz
(10.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.29)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Brooks, World War Z [tpb] 10.27.09 / 57 12 +     xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire [tpb] 06.04.12 / 21         xxx.. 83 -12 x  
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 121 xxx..   7 +2 26 -3 x 66 +1 x xxx
Crichton/Preston, Micro 10.08.12 / 4 3 -1 [ 5 ]   63 -26 4 -1      
Cronin, The Passage 08.20.12 / 5 19 +     37 +74        
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 71 33 -4     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harrison, A Perfect Blood 10.08.12 / 3 31 -1              
King, 11/22/63 [tpb] 07.30.12 / 14 x   xxx.. 122 -20 xx xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 81 23 +2   xxx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 89 19 -9   11 +4 148 -8 xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 85 10 +1   14 = 102 -6 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 80       xxx..   32 +4 xxx.. 21 +36
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 81 18 -9   xxx 144 -8 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (UK) 02.15.05 / 31             xxx.. 6 +45
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas [tpb] 09.27.04 / 30 4 = [ 8 ] 1 +1 24 +4 12 +2 2 +14 xxx..  
Morgenstern, The Night Circus [tpb] 07.09.12 / 17 14 +2   xxx.. 146 -1 xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rand, Atlas Shrugged 01.27.09 / 40       89 -7   xx xxx.. xxx..
Tolkien, The Hobbit         36 +3 24 +      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.04
WP
10.14
LAT
10.28
USAT
10.21
PW
10.29
Amz
(10.29)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.29)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.29)
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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