Weekly Bestsellers, 17 September 2018

 

Several titles debut on lists this week, most prominently a new Forgotten Realms novel by R.A. Salvatore, Timeless (Harper Voyager), ranking as high as #11 on the Publishers Weekly list.

Also: Flight or Fright, an anthology edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent and published by Cemetery Dance — the second title from that publishers ever compiled on these pages, after Gwendy’s Button Box by King and Richard Chizmar, in 2017. The new book ranks #17 on the PW list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.23
LAT
09.16
USAT
09.09
PW
09.17
Amz
(09.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.17)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 10×3 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone 03.12.18 / 28 2 = xxx.. 15 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Hamilton, Salvation 09.17.18 / 1 101 ++
King/Vincent, Flight or Fright 09.17.18 / 1 132 ++ 17 ++
King, The Outsider 05.14.18 / 19 7 -3 19 -3 43 -1 8 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
McGuire, Night and Silence 09.17.18 / 1 60 ++
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition 10.02.17 / 27 xxx.. 20 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: Drizzt: Timeless 09.17.18 / 1 14 ++ 29 ++ 11 ++
Shusterman, Thunderhead 01.22.18 / 19 10 + xxx.. xxx..
Tolkien, The Fall of Gondolin 09.03.18 / 3 6 -5 5 ++ 72 -60 7 -5 x x 85 -19
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.23
LAT
09.16
USAT
09.09
PW
09.17
Amz
(09.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.17)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 71 59 -20 xxx..
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 88 8 -1 x 51 +18 xxx.. 95 -23 83 +5
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 294 10 + 41 -5 xxx.. 62 -32 xxx.. xxx..
British Library, Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic [tpb] 10.30.17 / 39 14 +4 xxx.. xxx..
Brown, Red Rising [tpb] 05.02.16 / 4 142 +
Clare, Lady Midnight [tpb] 09.17.18 / 1 7 ++
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 09.25.07 / 54 xxx.. 127 -17 xxx.. xxx..
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 123 xxx.. 110 -50 xxx.. xxx xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 278 xxx.. 14 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 368 6 +3 79 -8 76 -29 96 -10 27 +15
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb] 07.09.18 / 10 24 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb] xxx.. xxx.. 53 +15 xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb] 07.09.18 / 10 8 =
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 141 77 -5 49 -17
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.23
LAT
09.16
USAT
09.09
PW
09.17
Amz
(09.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.17)
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]

 

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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