In these weekly bestseller roundups, we look at the biggest bestseller lists — the New York Times, both Combined Print & E-Book Fiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction lists; Amazon Charts, both Fiction and Nonfiction; and Publishers Weekly — and combine the results to get an overview of the bestselling books of the moment. Each list uses their own set of criteria and data, so by looking at the overlap, we can get a better idea of the overall bestsellers.
For the second week in a row, this doesn’t include the USA Today bestseller list, because it’s indefinitely on hiatus. The editor who put together the list was laid off, and now its future is uncertain. For now, “all the lists” is just Amazon, NYT, and Publishers Weekly.
We’re officially into publishing’s hibernation season, and for the first time, there are zero new additions to this list from last week’s, though some have fallen off the list and some have changed positions. As usual, this a very white bestseller list, with the exception of Michelle Obama’s new book.
Books On All Three Bestseller Lists:
It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (NYT #1, Publishers Weekly #3, Amazon #1)
The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama (NYT #1, Publishers Weekly #2, Amazon #2)
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (NYT #2, Publishers Weekly #6, Amazon #2)
The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham (NYT #5, Publishers Weekly #9, Amazon #4)
A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny (NYT #8, Publishers Weekly #5, Amazon #9)
Books On Two Bestseller Lists:
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (NYT #3, Amazon #3)
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (NYT #2, Amazon #6)
Verity by Colleen Hoover (NYT #4, Amazon #6)
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry (NYT #3, Amazon #7)
Fairy Tale by Stephen King (NYT #7, Amazon #5)
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