Weekly Bestsellers, 8 January 2018

 

The trade paperback edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale returns to or climbs six of the seven lists compiled here — perhaps inspired by the win of the TV series version at last night’s Golden Globes Awards.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.14
LAT
01.07
USAT
12.30
PW
01.08
Amz
(01.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.08)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   10×3 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Alderman, The Power 01.01.18 / 2   x   21 ++ x 24 =  
Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic 10.09.17 / 12 9 = xx   xxx..      
Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer 09.11.17 / 16 7 -1   xxx.. xxx..      
Haig, How to Stop Time (UK) 07.17.17 / 8           51 +  
Hamid, Exit West 03.20.17 / 12 xxx.. 17 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
King/King, Sleeping Beauties 09.25.17 / 16 12 -3 xxx.. 95 -55 12 -4 xxx xxx.. xx
Koontz, The Whispering Room 12.04.17 / 6 xxx..   x 25 -4      
Pullman, The Book of Dust, Volume One: La Belle Sauvage 10.16.17 / 13 4 =   xxx.. 17 -6 xxx..   xx
Pullman, The Book of Dust, Volume One: La Belle Sauvage (UK) 10.16.17 / 13           36 -15  
Roberts, Year One 12.18.17 / 4 7 -1   17 +1 3 +3      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition 11.20.17 / 8       22 -12 xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition 10.02.17 / 15     143 -109 9 -4 xxx.. 88 -39 x
Sanderson, Oathbringer 11.13.17 / 9 xxx.. xxx.. 88 -4 x xxx..   x
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 36 xxx.. 3 +3 135 -35 20 -2 xxx.. xxx.. x
Shusterman, Scythe 12.05.16 / 14 xxx..     20 +      
Stephenson/Galland, The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O. 06.26.17 / 6 xxx.. xxx.. 46 + xxx..      
Tolkien, Beren and LĂșthien 06.05.17 / 6 xxx.. xxx.. 66 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Weir, Artemis 11.13.17 / 9 6 -2 5 -2 35 -13 8 -4 x xxx.. xx
Zahn, Star Wars: Thrawn 04.10.17 / 7 xxx..   127 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.14
LAT
01.07
USAT
12.30
PW
01.08
Amz
(01.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Arden, The Bear and the Nightingale [tpb] 11.13.17 / 2     70 +        
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 42           81 + xxx..
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 52 9 +1 14 + 62 +39 xxx.. 19 +   33 +
British Library, Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic [tpb] 10.30.17 / 11   15 + x   xxx..    
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 119 4 = xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One 11.06.17 / 10   4 -3 24 -3 17 -8 30 -5 35 +18 48 +9
Crichton, Dragon Teeth 12.11.17 / 5       6 -4      
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 38   x 19 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, It [tpb] 04.03.17 / 40 5 = xxx.. 47 -12   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, It [tpb] 09.11.17 / 18   xxx..   14 -5 xxx.. xxx.. x
King, Revival [tpb] 05.18.15 / 14 xxx..   xxx.. 16 -11      
Koontz, The Silent Corner 11.27.17 / 7     29 ++ 22 -15      
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 09.25.07 / 18     22 -7   6 +9   xxx..
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 05.10.04 / 21     xxx.. 16 +1 xxx..   42 +
Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses [tpb] 05.16.16 / 10 xxx..   141 + xxx..      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 276 xxx.. 13 + 104 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 332   10 -2 xxx..   75 + 90 + 34 +30
Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind 04.15.08 / 32 xxx.. 12 + xxx.. xxx..      
Rowling/Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two [tpb] 08.07.17 / 20     x 19 -5   xxx..  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)             86 -5  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx.. xxx.. 123 -63   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 105           97 + x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.14
LAT
01.07
USAT
12.30
PW
01.08
Amz
(01.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.08)
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]

 

The table shows the current rank of each book and the change since last week, where:

= same as last week

+/- change since last week

+ back on list

++ new on list

x no longer on list (number of x’s: weeks off list)

All lists rank hardcovers and paperbacks separately, except for the USA Today list, which is a single list combining fiction and nonfiction in all formats. Dates shown are posted dates, except those in parentheses, which are dates compiled. New York Times posts its list one week in advance of print publication.

Note that some sources do not compile paperback bestsellers, and some exclude YA books (like the Harry Potter series) from their hardcover and paperback fiction lists.

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