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When it comes to the bestseller lists, the logil behind them is shrouded in mystery. Each uses its own cryptic system of data points and criteria. That’s where this feature comes in: we look at the overlap between the five biggest bestseller lists to get a bird’s eye view of bestselling books of the moment.

This week, the success of Oppenheimer has rocketed the book that inspired it, American Prometheus, up the nonfiction charts. Other additions to the list this week include a new Daniel Silva title as well as some books that have been flirting with the bottom of the top 10 lists for weeks. The only book to make it onto all five bestseller lists is Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros, which was briefly out of stock and is now widely available again.

To get these numbers, we look at the USA Today overall top 10; Publishers Weekly overall top 10; the New York Times top 10, both Combined Print & E-Book Fiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction lists; Amazon Charts top 10, both Fiction and Nonfiction; and Indie Bestsellers top 10, Fiction and Nonfiction, both Paperback and Hardcover. New additions to the list this week are bolded.

This list continues to have a lack of diversity on many levels, including being disproportionately by white authors. Some new releases that deserve more attention include Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead, The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei, and A Guide to the Dark by Meriam Metoui.

Books On All Five Bestseller Lists:

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros (Publishers Weekly #1, USA Today #1, NYT #2, Amazon #1, Indie Bestsellers #1)

Books On Four Bestseller Lists:

the cover of American Prometheus

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (USA Today #7, NYT #1, Amazon #2, Indie Bestsellers #4)

The Collector by Daniel Silva (Publishers Weekly #2, USA Today #2, NYT #1, Indie Bestsellers #9)

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Publishers Weekly #4, USA Today #8, NYT #4, Indie Bestsellers #5)

Too Late: Definitive Edition by Colleen Hoover (Publishers Weekly #3, USA Today #9, NYT #3, Indie Bestsellers #8)

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese (USA Today #6, NYT #7, Amazon #6, Indie Bestsellers #4)

Books On Three Bestseller Lists:

the cover of Twisted Love

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (NYT #2, Amazon #10, Indie Bestsellers #1)

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia and Bill Gifford (NYT #4, Amazon #4, Indie Bestsellers #6)

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (NYT #5, Amazon #7, Indie Bestsellers #5)

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace (Publishers Weekly #5, USA Today #4, NYT #9)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Publishers Weekly #10, USA Today #5, Indie Bestsellers #4)

Twisted Love by Ana Huang (Publishers Weekly #8, USA Today #10, Amazon #2)

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (NYT #7, Amazon #8, Indie Bestsellers #6)

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden (Publishers Weekly #9, NYT #10, Amazon #4) 23


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