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Weekly Bestsellers, 25 February


Two titles debut this week, beginning with Karen Russell’s collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Knopf), ranking #15 on the New York Times hardcover fiction list, #18 on the same list at Publishers Weekly.

Second is Peter V. Brett’s The Daylight War (Del Rey), third book in his Demon Cycle, ranking #19 on both of the same two lists.

Meanwhile, George Saunders’ Tenth of December still ranks #1 on the LA Times list, and Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson’s A Memory of Light still ranks as high as #4, on the same list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.03
WP
02.24
LAT
02.24
USAT
02.17
PW
02.25
Amz
(02.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.25)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Brett, The Daylight War 02.25.13 / 1 19 ++     50 ++ 19 ++      
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 186 xxx..   xxx.. 76 -28 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 159     xxx.. 72 -30 xxx.. 94 +5 xxx.. xxx..
Doctorow, Homeland 02.18.13 / 2 13 -3              
Harrison, Ever After 02.04.13 / 4 33 -17     x x      
Jordan/Sanderson, A Memory of Light 09.17.12 / 22 5 -2 10 -2 4 +2 87 -17 7 -2 48 -16 109 -24 37 -13
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 104 20 -3 xxx.. x 117 +23 xxx.. 68 +20 81 -5 42 -17
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 28 14 +1     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 43 4 +1   xxx.. 112 +13 xx xxx..   xxx..
Russell, Vampires in the Lemon Grove 02.25.13 / 1 15 ++     120 ++ 18 ++      
Saunders, Tenth of December: Stories 01.21.13 / 6 3 -1 2 +2 1 = 42 +12 8 -2 57 -29   xx
Tolkien, The Hobbit 12.03.12 / 9         24 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.03
WP
02.24
LAT
02.24
USAT
02.17
PW
02.25
Amz
(02.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.25)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Brooks, World War Z 11.07.11 / 25 xxx..   13 + xxx xxx.. 75 +4 xxx.. xxx..
Brooks, World War Z [tpb] 10.27.09 / 74 8 +1     93 -12 xxx..   xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 45 27 +   xxx.. xxx..        
Card, Shadows in Flight 02.25.13 / 1 19 ++              
Collins, Catching Fire [tpb] 06.04.12 / 26         xxx.. xxx.. x 57 ++
Collins, Mockingjay [tpb] 06.04.12 / 25         xxx.. xxx.. 95 -20 63 +
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 138 xxx..   xxx.. 78 -21 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Ivey, The Snow Child [tpb] 11.19.12 / 15 xx           79 +19  
Koontz, Odd Interlude 01.14.13 / 7 30 -11 xxx   x 21 +1      
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 94 12 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 106 11 +18   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 102 5 +12 xxx.. xxx.. 147 + xxx.. xxx.. 72 + xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 97   xxx..   xxx..   15 +21 xxx.. 8 +13
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 98 10 +17   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 93 + xxx..
Meyer, The Host 08.16.11 / 11 13 +     122 + xxx..      
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (UK) 02.15.05 / 42             7 +25 xxx..
Mitchell, Cloud Atlas [tpb] 09.27.04 / 47 34 -5 xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x
Morgenstern, The Night Circus [tpb] 07.09.12 / 34 23 +1 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx..
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III 02.25.13 / 1 28 ++              
Tolkien, The Hobbit     xxx.. xx 73 -27 xxx   98 -18 xxx..
Walker, The Age of Miracles 01.28.13 / 5 xxx..   6 -2          
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.03
WP
02.24
LAT
02.24
USAT
02.17
PW
02.25
Amz
(02.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.25)
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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