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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 14 Dec
Ally Condie
Anne Rice
Troy Denning

Bestsellers 7 Dec
Orson Scott Card
Salman Rushdie
Jordan & Sanderson

2010 Directories





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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 21 December 2010


For the fourth week in a row, following titles by Salman Rushdie, Orson Scott Card, and Ally Condie, the most notable SF/F/H debut on general lists is a YA novel, this week Richelle Mead's Last Sacrifice (Razorbill), sixth book in her "Vampire Academy" series. It ranks 4th on the combined USA Today lists this week.

Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars remains in the top 10 on four lists.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.26
WP
12.19
LAT
12.19
USAT
12.12
PW
12.20
Amz
(12.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.21)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Banks, Surface Detail (UK) 10.05.10 / 11             80 +13  
Butcher, Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files 10.12.10 / 11 35 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..   xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 72 xxx..   xx 46 -5   40 +11   xxx..
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 116 xxx..   xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   40 -7
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 45     xx 36 -8   29 +8 xxx.. x
Condie, Matched 12.14.10 / 2 6 -1     x        
Denning, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex 12.14.10 / 2 x     x 23 -3      
Jordan/Sanderson, Towers of Midnight 07.27.10 / 22 15 -4 xxx x 85 -17 15 -3 72 -1 xxx 116 -58
King, Full Dark, No Stars 10.12.10 / 11 7 -3 7 -1 9 -4 17 -4 6 -2 23 -3 79 -17 45 -21
Mead, Last Sacrifice 06.29.10 / 4       4 ++   x 77 ++  
Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner 03.30.10 / 35     xxx.. 81 +54   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (UK) 06.08.10 / 29             45 -17 xxx..
Rice, Of Love and Evil 12.14.10 / 2 29 -7   19 ++   x      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.26
WP
12.19
LAT
12.19
USAT
12.12
PW
12.20
Amz
(12.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.21)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 14 31 -6              
Butcher, First Lord's Fury 12.14.10 / 2 32 -10       x      
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 24 xxx..   8 = 23 -4   50 -10   xxx..
Gaiman, The Graveyard Book 10.12.10 / 11 7 -2              
Jordan/Sanderson, The Gathering Storm 10.12.10 / 11 29 +3     xxx.. xx      
King, Under the Dome [tpb] 07.06.10 / 20 19 +9 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn (UK) 01.13.09 / 102             60 +1 xxx..
Meyer, Breaking Dawn [tpb] 07.27.10 / 22     xxx.. 30 +26   xxx..    
Meyer, Eclipse (UK) 01.13.09 / 97             92 + xxx..
Meyer, Eclipse [tpb] 06.08.10 / 19       83 +   xxx..    
Meyer, Twilight (UK) 01.13.09 / 98             96 + xxx..
Meyer, Twilight [tpb] 08.14.07 / 166     xxx.. 77 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry [tpb] 07.13.10 / 20 24 +9   xxx.. xxx..     xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 99 +7        
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [tpb] 06.30.09 / 35     xx 59 -9   x xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 65 +2   xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.26
WP
12.19
LAT
12.19
USAT
12.12
PW
12.20
Amz
(12.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(12.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.21)
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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