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Weekly Bestsellers, 21 January


As anticipated,
Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s last Wheel of Time novel, A Memory of Light (Tor), debuts at #1 on print lists this week, ranking at the top of the lists at New York Times, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

Also debuting is George Saunders’ literary collection Tenth of December (Random House), ranking as high as #3 on the New York Times list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.27
WP
01.20
LAT
01.20
USAT
01.13
PW
01.21
Amz
(01.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.21)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Butcher, Cold Days 09.17.12 / 19 29 -9   19 -3 xx x xxx..   xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 181 xxx..   xxx.. 23 -5 xxx.. 81 + xxx.. 66 -13
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 154     xxx.. 21 -4 xxx.. 71 +1 xxx.. xxx..
Condie, Reached 11.05.12 / 12       x 15 -4 xxx..    
Jordan/Sanderson, A Memory of Light 09.17.12 / 17 1 ++ 1 ++   1 +37 1 ++ 3 -2 16 -9 4 -3
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 99 23 -4 xxx.. xxx.. 135 -18 xxx.. xxx 76 -16 xx
Pratchett, Dodger 10.08.12 / 8 13 -2     xxx.. xxx..      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 23 9 -6     x xxx..      
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 38 4 +1   xxx.. 81 -11 16 -3 xxx..   xxx..
Saunders, Tenth of December: Stories 01.21.13 / 1 3 ++ 4 ++   26 ++ 6 ++ 11 ++   13 ++
Zahn, Star Wars: Scoundrels 01.14.13 / 2 35 -14       x      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.27
WP
01.20
LAT
01.20
USAT
01.13
PW
01.21
Amz
(01.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.21)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Brooks, World War Z 11.07.11 / 20 xxx..   xxx.. 111 -28 xxx.. 84 -27 xxx.. xxx..
Brooks, World War Z [tpb] 10.27.09 / 69 7 -1     xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 41 19 +   xxx.. xxx..        
Collins, Mockingjay [tpb] 06.04.12 / 21         xxx.. xxx.. xx 92 -45
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 133 xxx..   xxx.. 33 -5 xxx.. xxx.. 86 -27 xxx..
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [tpb] 09.09.08 / 74 22 + xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Ivey, The Snow Child [tpb] 11.19.12 / 10 x           41 -3  
King, 11/22/63 [tpb] 07.30.12 / 25 x xxx.. xxx.. 60 -24 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Koontz, Odd Interlude 01.14.13 / 2 2 = 3 ++   40 -6 1 +1      
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 90 22 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 101 23 +1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 97 11 -2 xxx.. x 105 -23 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 92   xxx..   xx   35 +1 xxx.. 22 -9
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 93 20 +2   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Meyer, The Host 08.16.11 / 7 25 +     95 +29 xxx..      
Meyer, The Host [tpb] 04.27.10 / 22 32 + xxx..   xxx.. xxx..      
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas [tpb] 09.27.04 / 42 11 = xxx.. 5 -1 xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Morgenstern, The Night Circus [tpb] 07.09.12 / 29 15 = xxx.. 9 +1 140 + 24 = xxx.. 74 +17 xxx..
Tolkien, The Hobbit     xx 4 +1 7 -3 10 -4   25 -11 85 -13
Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Box Set         134 -47       xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.27
WP
01.20
LAT
01.20
USAT
01.13
PW
01.21
Amz
(01.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.21)
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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