New to NYT Bestsellers, 12/21

The biggest release of the week doesn’t show up on the NYT bestseller list because The Tales of Beedle the Bard is incorporated into Harry Potter in the children’s series list. For a better sense of how well the book did during its first days on sale, check the Wall Street Journal’s Fiction list, which shows it selling at a rate four times greater than the #2 title, Eclipse.

On the NYT Trade Paperback list, two books that are the basis for movies receiving heavy press coverage hit the list; The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Neither have been seen by many viewers yet; The Reader is in a limited number of theaters and Revolutionary Road won’t be in theaters until 12/26. 

Library reserves are heavier for Revolutionary Road than The Reader.

#19 THE READER, by Bernhard Schlink. (Vintage, $13.95.)  

20 REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, by Richard Yates. (Vintage, $14.95.) 


Below are the other titles new to the NYT lists:


#1 SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam, $27.95.) — #9 USA Today

#9   THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT, by Steve Berry. (Ballantine, $26.) — #50 USA Today

#33 A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS, by Greg Kincaid. (Doubleday)


#16  DECIDING THE NEXT DECIDER, by Calvin Trillin. (Random House, $13.)

#17  WISHFUL DRINKING, by Carrie Fisher. (Simon & Schuster) 

#35  MRS. ASTOR REGRETS, by Meryl Gordon. (Houghton Mifflin)

Paperback Trade Fiction


#25 SHADOW COUNTRY, by Peter Matthiessen. (Modern Library) 

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction (Originals)


#5 DEAD AFTER DARK, by Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. R. Ward, Susan Squires and Dianna Love. (St. Martin’s, $7.99.) — #38 USA Today


#15  ZEN AND THE ART OF VAMPIRES, by Katie MacAlister. (Signet, $7.99.) — #97, USA Today

#31 WELCOME TO SERENITY, by Sherryl Woods. (Mira)  (on USA Today list for two weeks)

#35 HIGHLAND SINNER, by Hannah Howell. (Zebra)

Paperback Nonfiction

(Originals only)

#25   THE DUGGARS: 20 AND COUNTING!, by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. (Howard) 

Hardcover Advice

#6 THE AMERICAN PATRIOT’S ALMANAC, by William J. Bennett and John T. E. Cribb. (Thomas Nelson, $32.99.) — #138, USA Today

#12   MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE, by Daniel G. Amen. (Harmony) 


#1 39 Clues: ONE FALSE NOTE  by Gordon Korman. (Scholastic, $12.99.– #31, USA Today

#6 HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS, by Alec Greven. Illustrated by Kei Acedera. (HarperCollins, $9.99.) — #53, USA Today

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