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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.

Weekly Bestellers


Week ending 17 August 2010


An anthology of original paranormal romance stories, Death's Excellent Vacation (Ace, edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner), debuts notably this week on the fiction hardcover lists of New York Times, where it ranks #8, and Publishers Weekly, where it places #10 this week.

Pittacus Lore's YA science fiction novel I Am Number Four (Harper; described here) debuts at #7 on New York Times's children's chapter book list.

And Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay, third in her Hunger Games series, ranks #1 today at Amazon.com, a week before its publication date of August 24th.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.22
WP
08.15
LAT
08.15
USAT
08.08
PW
08.16
Amz
(08.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.16)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Armstrong, Waking the Witch 08.03.10 / 3 24 -8     x 23 -8     106 -33
Atwood, The Year of the Flood 09.01.09 / 21 xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   20 +33
Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 06.15.10 / 10 27 -2   7 -1   x xxx..   xxx..
Colfer, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex 07.13.10 / 6       10 ++   45 -16 45 -3 73 -17
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 54 1 +1     32 +12   23 -2   35 +20
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 98 2 +3   6 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 22 -5   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 27           1 +3 58 +41 7 +3
Cronin, The Passage 06.08.10 / 11 19 -5 xxx.. 19 -5 83 -25 18 -5 140 -63 xxx 88 -31
Harris, Dead as a Doornail 05.03.05 / 6 xxx..     143 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 33 17 = xxx.. 16 + 69 +3 13 +4 99 -35 37 = x
Harris/Kelner, Death's Excellent Vacation 08.17.10 / 1 8 ++       10 ++      
Jordan/Sanderson, Towers of Midnight 07.27.10 / 4           47 +3   47 +110
Lore, I Am Number Four 08.17.10 / 1 7 ++              
Meyer, The Host (UK) 01.13.09 / 70             86 -26  
Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 03.30.10 / 21     14 + 11 =   93 -37 36 -2 61 +
Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 07.06.10 / 7 26 -8   2 +1 x x 152 -100 xx 133 -53
Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (UK) 06.08.10 / 11             12 +23  
Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story 08.03.10 / 3 13 -2 x 3 ++ 104 +1 16 -6 48 -21    
Williams, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance 08.03.10 / 3 23 -10   10 +9 x 20 -6      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.22
WP
08.15
LAT
08.15
USAT
08.08
PW
08.16
Amz
(08.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.16)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 118       105 +35   xxx..   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 6 1 =     16 +2       35 -3
Harris, Dead and Gone 03.30.10 / 21 17 +5     97 +5 23 = xx 39 +10 94 -53
Harris, Dead to the World 09.30.08 / 57 xxx..     125 +21 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 86 25 +6     77 +13 25 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, From Dead to Worse 03.31.09 / 52 xxx.. xxx..   150 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Living Dead in Dallas 09.23.08 / 65 xxx..     133 +17 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 85       xxx..   32 -7 48 -1 21 -6
King, Under the Dome [tpb] 07.06.10 / 7 6 -1 xx xxx 27 -3 6 = xx xx 31 +98
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 84             4 +1 25 -14
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 4       4 ++   31 -17    
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 84             15 -6 xxx..
Meyer, Eclipse [tpb] 06.08.10 / 11       20 =   xxx..    
Meyer, The Host [tpb] 04.27.10 / 17 28 -4 xxx..   112 -18 xxx..      
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 83             16 -4 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 114     xxx.. 41 +6   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 84             18 -8 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 158     xxx.. 46 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry [tpb] 07.13.10 / 6 19 -4   xxx x     32 -11 xx
Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife (UK) [tpb] 01.04.05 / 159             78 -40 xxx..
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 119       130 +   xxx.. xxx.. x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.22
WP
08.15
LAT
08.15
USAT
08.08
PW
08.16
Amz
(08.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.16)
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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