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Weekly Bestsellers


Bestsellers 31 May
China Miéville
Charlaine Harris
George R.R. Martin

Bestsellers 24 May
Charlaine Harris
John Scalzi
Albert Brooks
Catherynne M. Valente
George R.R. Martin

2011 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 7 June 2011


Dean Koontz' Frankenstein: The Dead Town (Bantam), fourth book in the series, debuts at #1 on mass market lists at New York Times and Publishers Weekly, lower down on lists from Washington Post and USA Today.

In hardcover, a new Star Wars novel by Aaron Allston, Fate of the Jedi: Conviction (Del Rey), debuts in 3rd place on the NYT and PW lists, and similarly lower down on the WP and USAT lists.

Charlaine Harris' Dead Reckoning remains in 1st place on there lists after three weeks.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.12
WP
06.05
LAT
06.05
USAT
05.29
PW
06.06
Amz
(06.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.06)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30x5 10x2 15x2 150 15x3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Allston, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction 06.07.11 / 1 3 ++ 7 ++   30 ++ 3 ++      
Brooks, 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America 05.17.11 / 4 14 =   15 -10 111 +9 14 -1 xx    
Clare, City of Fallen Angels 04.05.11 / 10     19 + 57 -8   xxx.. xxx.. x
Collins, Catching Fire 08.11.09 / 96 xxx..   9 +3 12 +5   17 -1   70 +
Collins, The Hunger Games 10.07.08 / 123 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   29 -7
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 69     12 +5 16 +5   14 -1 xxx.. 71 +23
Harkness, A Discovery of Witches 02.22.11 / 14 28 -5 xxx.. 16 + xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Dead Reckoning 12.28.10 / 24 1 = 2 = 1 = 10 -3 1 = 38 -10 33 -16 5 +11
Lore, I Am Number Four 08.17.10 / 20 10 +   xxx.. 106 +   xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 03.08.11 / 14           13 +1 26 +9 4 -2
Paolini, Inheritance 03.29.11 / 11           87 -11   60 +12
Pratchett, Snuff (UK) 05.17.11 / 3             67 -46  
Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear 02.01.11 / 19 18 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 17 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.12
WP
06.05
LAT
06.05
USAT
05.29
PW
06.06
Amz
(06.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.06)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake [tpb] 05.03.11 / 5 xxx..   8 =          
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 123       xxx..   86 +   xxx..
Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [tpb] 10.27.09 / 25 31 -3              
Collins, The Hunger Games [tpb] 07.13.10 / 48 xxx..   6 +4 4 +4   30 -7 100 ++ xxx..
Cronin, The Passage [tpb] 05.31.11 / 2 8 =     80 -11 12 -1      
Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad [tpb] 04.05.11 / 10 4 +2 6 +2 1 +1 63 +5 6 +3 34 +8 xxx.. 33 +46
Harris, Dead and Gone 03.30.10 / 29 xxx..     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 84 +
Harris, Dead in the Family 04.12.11 / 9 18 -6     102 -19 17 -4     59 -13
King, Full Dark, No Stars [tpb] 06.07.11 / 1 14 ++     68 ++ 21 ++      
Koontz, Frankenstein: The Dead Town 06.07.11 / 1 1 ++ 8 ++   11 ++ 1 ++      
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 8 8 -1   11 = 34 +5 8 -3   2 +1 26 -13
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 16 14 =     78 +3 13 +2   10 -1 x
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 12 2 =   9 ++ 17 +3 2 =   3 -1 15 -9
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 9 22 +4 xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx xxx..    
Martin, A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set 04.26.11 / 7   4 +1   55 -2   1 =   1 =
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 8 11 -2     59 +3 9 -1   5 = x
Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet [tpb] 03.29.11 / 8 xxx..   xxx..       54 +  
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 130       xxx..   xxx.. 95 -4 xx
Sanderson, The Way of Kings 06.07.11 / 1 25 ++       25 ++      
Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story [tpb] 05.17.11 / 3 32 -10   x          
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.12
WP
06.05
LAT
06.05
USAT
05.29
PW
06.06
Amz
(06.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.06)
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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