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Stephen King
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Jordan & Sanderson
Patricia Briggs

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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 30 November 2010


Salman Rushdie's young adult novel Luka and the Fire of Life (Random House) is the one notable debut this week, ranking #9 on the Washington Post fiction hardcover list, and #6 on the New York Times children's chapter book list.

Stephen King's collection Full Dark, No Stars slips a bit on the four lists it debuted on previously, and debuts on the LA Times list this week at #8.

Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's Towers of Midnight remains in the top 10 on four print lists.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.05
WP
11.28
LAT
11.28
USAT
11.21
PW
11.29
Amz
(11.30)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.30)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.30)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Banks, Surface Detail (UK) 10.05.10 / 9             123 -7  
Butcher, Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files 10.12.10 / 8 22 -3 xxx xx x 20 -2 xxx   xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 69 xxx..   x 35 -7   39 +7   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 113 xxx..   10 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   30 +
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 42     x 28 -1   26 +4 xxx.. 94 +
Jordan/Sanderson, Towers of Midnight 07.27.10 / 19 7 -3 7 -3 5 -1 29 -15 5 -1 34 -2 113 -29 22 +5
King, Full Dark, No Stars 10.12.10 / 8 5 -3 5 -2 8 ++ 8 -2 4 -2 14 +4 30 +5 12 +6
Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (UK) 06.08.10 / 26             27 +6 xxx..
Rushdie, Luka and the Fire of Life 11.30.10 / 1 6 ++ 9 ++            
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter, Book I 10.19.10 / 7 x     xxx.. 25 +      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.05
WP
11.28
LAT
11.28
USAT
11.21
PW
11.29
Amz
(11.30)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.30)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.30)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Briggs, Wolfsbane 11.16.10 / 3 19 -4     x 15 -4      
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 21 xxx..     19 -3   40 +30   xxx..
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 10.12.10 / 8 4 +2              
Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go [tpb] 03.28.06 / 57 25 -1   5 +2 xxx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 10.12.10 / 8 20 =     xxx.. 17 +1      
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 99             92 -33 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 19     xxx.. 75 -3   xxx..    
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry [tpb] 07.13.10 / 17 26 =   xxx.. xxx..     xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 32       41 +26   66 -21 xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 89 +41   xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.05
WP
11.28
LAT
11.28
USAT
11.21
PW
11.29
Amz
(11.30)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.30)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.30)
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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