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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 14 September 2010


Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings (Tor) hits bestseller lists this week, debuting consistently at #7 on the hardcover fiction lists of New York Times, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel (McElderry) also debuts impressively, ranking #1 on the NYT children's chapter book list, and more impressively ranking #9 on the combined USA Today list.

Also notable: Gail Carriger's Blameless (Orbit), debuts in 20th place on the NYT mass market paperback list this week.

As occasionally noted here, this page does not attempt to compile every title on bestseller lists with possible fantasy or SF content; many YA and children's titles, in particular, seem to have some supernatural theme. This week's New York Times Children's Books List, for example, lists at least six Chapter Book titles in addition to Cassandra Clare's with such themes -- Riordan, Adornetto, Stiefvater, Showalter, White, and Harrison.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.19
WP
09.12
LAT
09.12
USAT
09.05
PW
09.13
Amz
(09.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.14)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake 06.15.10 / 14 xxx..   15 -5   xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Brooks, Bearers of the Black Staff 08.31.10 / 3 14 -9 x   120 -88 14 -9     283 -217
Clare, The Clockwork Angel 08.31.10 / 3 1 ++     9 ++   83 -22   66 -40
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 58 xx   10 +5 14 -5   12 -1   83 -21
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 102 xx   5 +2 xxx.. xxx.. 16 +1   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 31     3 +9 1 =   5 = 65 -29 21 -11
Cronin, The Passage 06.08.10 / 15 24 -5 xxx.. xx x 25 -6 xxx.. xxx.. xx
Gibson, Zero History 09.07.10 / 2           72 -33   48 -27
Hamilton, The Evolutionary Void (UK) 08.31.10 / 3             53 -1  
Harris, Dead in the Family 01.05.10 / 37 20 -3 xxx.. xxx.. 110 -34 19 -2 100 + 95 -18 x
Jordan/Sanderson, Towers of Midnight 07.27.10 / 8           21 +6   49 -5
Kenyon, No Mercy 09.07.10 / 2           160 -89    
Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 03.30.10 / 25     xxx.. 50 -22   xxx.. 96 -1 xxx..
Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 07.06.10 / 11 34 -8   4 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. 278 -255
Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (UK) 06.08.10 / 15             16 -8  
Sanderson, The Way of Kings 08.31.10 / 3 7 ++ 7 ++   42 ++ 7 ++ 163 -42   xx
Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story 08.03.10 / 7 35 -4 xxx.. 6 -1 xxx.. xxx xxx    
Weeks, The Black Prism 09.07.10 / 2 29 -6       x      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.19
WP
09.12
LAT
09.12
USAT
09.05
PW
09.13
Amz
(09.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.14)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 122       96 -4   xx   xxx..
Carriger, Blameless 09.14.10 / 1 20 ++              
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 10 xx     8 -1       91 -53
Harris, Dead and Gone 03.30.10 / 25 27 -14     118 -27 14 = xxx.. 79 +11 624 -574
Harris, Dead Until Dark 09.16.08 / 90 x     107 -33 21 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set 01.06.09 / 89       xxx..   32 +27 xx 20 +61
Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go [tpb] 03.28.06 / 46 24 +     xxx..   52 +30 xxx.. xx
King, Under the Dome [tpb] 07.06.10 / 11 13 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 60 -25 13 -2 xxx.. xxx.. 244 -160
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 88             17 -4 xx
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 8     xx 23 -13   xx    
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 88             37 -6 xxx..
Meyer, Eclipse [tpb] 06.08.10 / 15       71 -23   xxx..    
Meyer, New Moon (UK) 01.13.09 / 87             49 -2 xxx..
Meyer, New Moon [tpb] 06.17.08 / 118     xxx.. 124 -41   xxx..   xxx..
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 88             45 -2 xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 162     xxx.. 97 -28 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry [tpb] 07.13.10 / 10 33 -10   xxx.. xxx..     86 + xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.19
WP
09.12
LAT
09.12
USAT
09.05
PW
09.13
Amz
(09.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.14)
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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