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Weekly Bestsellers, 8 October


Terry Pratchett’s YA novel Dodger (HarperCollins) debuts on children’s lists, ranking #3 on the list at New York Times, #5 on the list at Publishers Weekly.

Dominating the lists are three associational titles by authors familiar to the genre: J.K. Rowling’s A Casual Vacancy is the #1 hardcover on the four print lists (those except LAT) compiled here; Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue is #9 at NYT and #2 at LAT; and Junot Díaz’s collection This Is How You Lose Her is #6 at NYT, #5 at WP, and #3 at LAT.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.14
WP
10.07
LAT
10.07
USAT
09.30
PW
10.08
Amz
(10.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.08)
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 / 5             24 -6  
Butcher, Cold Days 09.17.12 / 4           61 +16    
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 166 xxx..   12 -3 9 +1 15 + 66 -20 xxx.. 38 -11
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 139     16 +1 8 +1 19 + 55 -7 69 -23 48 -15
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 147 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 13 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Condie, Matched 12.14.10 / 17 xxx..     xxx.. 24 ++      
Cronin, The Twelve 09.17.12 / 4           20 +30   36 +26
Harkness, Shadow of Night 07.02.12 / 15 32 -6 xxx.. x x x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Ivey, The Snow Child 02.20.12 / 8 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 83 +10  
Koontz, Odd Apocalypse 08.06.12 / 10 33 -3 xxx.. xxx.. x x xxx..    
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 84 14 -1 xxx 18 -2 72 -18 xxx.. 67 +6 52 -12 57 -28
Pratchett, A Blink of the Screen (UK) 10.08.12 / 1             70 ++  
Pratchett, Dodger 10.08.12 / 1 3 ++     75 ++ 5 ++      
Pratchett, Dodger (UK) 09.03.12 / 6             29 +4  
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 23 4 +1   xxx.. 82 -17 9 + xxx..   xxx
Stiefvater, The Raven Boys 10.01.12 / 2 10 -2              
Weber, Midst Toil and Tribulation 10.01.12 / 2 24 -14 x   x x      
Weeks, The Blinding Knife 09.24.12 / 3 35 -15     xx xx      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.14
WP
10.07
LAT
10.07
USAT
09.30
PW
10.08
Amz
(10.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 56 35 +     xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire [tpb] 06.04.12 / 18         xxx.. 60 -8 78 -30  
Collins, Mockingjay [tpb] 06.04.12 / 16         xxx.. 72 -6    
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 118 xxx..   x 12 -1 xxx.. 38 -10 95 -41 85 +6
Crichton/Preston, Micro 10.08.12 / 1 4 ++ 4 ++   39 ++ 2 ++      
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 68 29 +1 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harrison, A Perfect Blood 10.08.12 / 1 14 ++              
King, 11/22/63 [tpb] 07.30.12 / 11 17 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 103 -43 21 -6 xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 78 22 -10 xxx.. 14 + 134 -21 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 86 21 -11   13 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 100 -27 xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows [tpb] 07.26.11 / 58 xxx..   xxx.. 131 -21        
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 82 10 -4 xxx.. 8 + 65 -8 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 77   xxx..   xxx   26 = xxx.. 26 -9
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 78 17 -8   15 + 125 -16 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (UK) 02.15.05 / 28             xxx.. 29 +12
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas [tpb] 09.27.04 / 27 5 =   3 -1 106 -29   17 +8 xxx..  
Morgenstern, The Night Circus [tpb] 07.09.12 / 14 13 +2 xxx.. xx 133 -40 20 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife [tpb] 02.06.12 / 36 30 -4 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Tolkien, The Hobbit         34 -4 22 +      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.14
WP
10.07
LAT
10.07
USAT
09.30
PW
10.08
Amz
(10.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.08)
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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