I visited my local bookstore last weekend, and I can tell you that Christmas shopping has officially begun, regardless of how you feel about it. If you have people on your gift list that you want to get books for, you might be interested in what the big buzz books are of the moment. However, it is not always easy to tell. Each bestseller list uses its own criteria and data, and Amazon doesn’t share its numbers with anyone.
That’s where this combined bestseller list comes in. Each week I compile the bestsellers on four of the most popular lists: the New York Times, both combined print and e-book fiction and combined print and e-book nonfiction lists; Amazon charts, fiction and non-fiction; US Today; and publishers weekly. I jot down titles on several lists in the hope that they will give us a broad overview of the bestselling books of the moment. New additions to the list this week are in bold.
Colleen Hoover’s reign continues unabated, and the only new additions to this week’s list are either celebrity memoirs or new releases in long-running series (#29 in the Stephanie Plum series and #30 in the Alex Cross series). I’ve noticed that there are several non-fiction books on the New York Times bestseller list that weren’t on any other list, so I’m wondering if these are editorial picks rather than pure sales numbers.
This bestseller list is still mostly (all?) white. For some new releases that deserve more reach, also check out Tracy Deonn’s Bloodmarked (Legendborn #2) and CL Polk’s Even Through I Knew the End.
Books on all four bestseller lists:
It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (NYT #1, USA Today #1, Publishers Weekly #1, Amazon #1)
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry (NYT #1, USA Today #2, Publishers Weekly #3, Amazon #1)
Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich (NYT #2, USA Today #3, Publishers Weekly #8, Amazon #5)
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (NYT #3, USA Today #5, Publishers Weekly #4, Amazon #2)
The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham (NYT #5, USA Today #6, Publishers Weekly #7, Amazon #4)
Verity by Colleen Hoover (NYT #6, USA Today #9, Publishers Weekly #10, Amazon #3)
Surrender by Bono (NYT #2, USA Today #8, Publishers Weekly #5, Amazon #2)
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