USA Today Bestsellers, 7/3

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle hit the USA Today bestseller list three weeks ago at #142 and has been rising since. It is now at #61. Expect to see it rise on other lists (it was at #9 on the NYT Fiction list last week). Most libraries are showing long reserve lists.
Titles that showed significant drops include:

Broken Window, Jeffrey Deaver — it debuted at #24 three weeks ago and is now at #84

Married Lovers, Jackie Collins — began at #38 three weeks ago, now at #89

New titles to the list that are not owned in several of the libraries I checked include:

Goodnight Bush: A Parody

Gan Golan and Erich Origen

  • Hardcover: $14.99
  • Publisher: Little, Brown, (May 27, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 031604041X
  • ISBN-13: 9780316040419

We covered this title earlier. It appeared on the July 6 NYT Hardcover Advice list (we’re wondering what kind of “advice” it gives) at #6. It’s first appearance on a bestseller list was the May 29th Indie List and more recently on the San Francisco and Denver Post lists.


Wall-E Smash Trash!

This is a “Step into Reading” tie-in to the smash hit Disney movie, Wall-E. It is the first book in the series to appear on a bestseller list.

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: $3.99
  • Publisher: RH/Disney (May 13, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0736425152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736425155


Naruto, Vol 30

Masashi Kishimoto

The others in the manga series are owned by many libraries, but most do not have this latest edition.

  • Comic: $7.95
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (July 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1421519429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421519425


In Odd We Trust

Dean Koontz

This graphic novel is a prequel to Koontz’s Odd Thomas series (Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours). it’s on order in a third of the libraries I checked.

It is not on any other lists as yet.

  • Comic: $10.95
  • Publisher: Del Rey (June 24, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0345499662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345499660


Warriors: The Rise of Scourge

Erin Hunter, Dan Jolley, and Bettina Kurkoski

This bestselling children’s series is owned by many libraries, but this new title is not listed in library catalogs.

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: $5.59
  • Publisher: TokyoPop (June 24, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061478679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061478673