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Weekly Bestsellers, 17 December


The Monday after the film version of The Hobbit opened, a hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel ranked #2 on the Amazon.com bestseller list when checked today. It’s a different edition than the one that ranked a couple weeks ago.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.23
WP
12.16
LAT
12.16
USAT
12.09
PW
12.17
Amz
(12.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.17)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bray, The Diviners 10.01.12 / 3 15 -2              
Butcher, Cold Days 09.17.12 / 14 12 -11   8 ++ 48 -44 15 -12 x   x
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 176 xxx..   xxx.. 35 +3 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 149     xxx.. 31 +5 xxx.. 103 -13 xxx.. xxx..
Condie, Reached 11.05.12 / 7       87 -25 6 -2 xx    
Jordan/Sanderson, A Memory of Light 09.17.12 / 12           53 +10   54 +12
Levithan, Every Day 09.24.12 / 3 14 -4              
Lowry, Son 10.15.12 / 9     xxx xxx.. 24 = xxx..    
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 94 22 -2 xxx.. xxx.. 128 -4 xxx.. x xxx.. 34 +7
Pratchett, Dodger 10.08.12 / 3 8 +     xxx.. xxx..      
Pratchett, Dodger (UK) 09.03.12 / 16             74 -39  
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 18 13 -5     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 33 5 -1   xxx.. x 19 -3 xxx..   xxx..
Tolkien, The Hobbit 12.03.12 / 3         24 -11 2 +90   22 +43
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.23
WP
12.16
LAT
12.16
USAT
12.09
PW
12.17
Amz
(12.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.17)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Brooks, World War Z 11.07.11 / 15 xxx..   14 ++ 118 -1 xxx.. 79 +2 xxx.. xxx..
Brooks, World War Z [tpb] 10.27.09 / 64 11 -2     xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 37 17 +   xxx.. xxx..        
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 128 xxx..   xxx.. 49 +3 xxx.. xxx.. 88 + xxx..
Flyte, City of Dark Magic [tpb] 12.17.12 / 1 32 ++              
Ivey, The Snow Child [tpb] 11.19.12 / 5 20 +6           38 +5  
King, 11/22/63 [tpb] 07.30.12 / 20 16 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
King, The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole [tpb] 11.19.12 / 5 19 +1       xx      
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 85 33 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 96 22 +7   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 92 11 +13 xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 87   xxx..   105 +39   19 +3 xxx.. 6 +5
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 88 23 +7   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (UK) 02.15.05 / 38             xxx.. 75 +7
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas [tpb] 09.27.04 / 37 8 -1 xxx 6 -5 x xx xxx xxx..  
Morgenstern, The Night Circus [tpb] 07.09.12 / 24 14 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx 25 + xxx.. 85 + xxx..
Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife [tpb] 02.06.12 / 39 29 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Paolini, Inheritance 11.12.12 / 6         23 -3      
Tolkien, The Hobbit     9 ++ 7 +8 6 +4 13 +   20 +18  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.23
WP
12.16
LAT
12.16
USAT
12.09
PW
12.17
Amz
(12.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.17)
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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