Summer Isn’t Over Yet


Many of the big titles of the fall debut on best seller lists this week, but several of summer’s hits continue.

The biggest word-of-mouth hit in recent memory, Gone Girl, (RH/Crown; RH AudioBOT), is right behind J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy on the Indie Hardcover Fiction list (expect to see the same story when the NYT list is released later today) and continues to rival it in holds.

As predicted by holds, J.R. Moehringer’s debut novel, Sutton, (Hyperion, 9/25; Hyperion Audio; Thorndike Large Print), arrives on the list, at #13, which puts it below Maria Semple’s “divinely funny” (NYT) summer debut, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, (Hachette/Little, Brown; Hachette Audio; Thorndike Large Type in Dec) still on the list after 7 weeks. Another summer debut, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (S&S/Scribner; Large type coming in November from Thorndike) continues at #14.

Just slipping off the Indie Best Seller list this week, Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins (Harper, 6/12) continues to show heavy holds (thanks to Liam Hegarty at Westchester County for the alert). It arrived to nearly rapturous reviews in June and rose steadily, peaking at #4 in its tenth week on sale. It moves to the extended list this week.

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