BESTSELLERS OCTOBER 13–OCTOBER 19, 2014
Two Degrees of Separation
Return of the
This ‘Time’, Picoult
Steps Out with a
As You Wish, Cary Elwes’s account of the making of
1987’s The Princess Bride, lands on our Hardcover
Nonfiction list this week at #3. At #10 is Choose
Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris,
separating the two actors by a degree of seven.
In real life, they’re only two degrees apart, thanks
to their many cinematic connections—several
of whom have recent memoirs of their own.
Debuting at #21 on our Children’s
Fiction list with more than 4K units
sold, Garth Nix’s Clariel: The Lost
Abhorsen is a prequel to his Old
Kingdom trilogy, set 600 years before
the first book in the series. It’s his
first novel to take place in that world
in more than a decade.
Sabriel (1995) Lirael (2001)
Abhorsen (2003) Clariel (2014)
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1 Killing Patton O’Reilly/Dugard Holt 67,669
2 The Blood of Olympus Rick Riordan Disney-Hyperion 53,125
3 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Broadway 43,718
4 Gone Girl (movie tie-in) Gillian Flynn Broadway 41,790
5 Leaving Time Jodi Picoult Ballantine 37,215
6 Gone Girl (mass market movie tie-in) Gillian Flynn Broadway 34,770
7 Minecraft: Construction Handbook Scholastic Scholastic 30,052
8 Dork Diaries #8: Tales from a Not So... Rachel Renée Russell S&S/Aladdin 23,391
9 The Book with No Pictures B.J. Novak Dial 22,666
10 Not That Kind of Girl Lena Dunham Random House 22,097
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In September 2012, Jodi
Picoult announced that after
publishing 19 books with
Atria, she’d signed a three-book deal with Ballantine.
The first of those books,
Leaving Time, tops our Hardcover Fiction
list this week with just over 37K units sold.
Here’s how that figure stacks up against her
most recent opening-week numbers.
Leaving Time (2014) 37,215
The Storyteller (2013) 30,314
Lone Wolf (2012) 38,586
Sing You Home (2011) 50,322
House Rules (2010) 79,966
A Booker Bump
Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the
Deep North makes its debut on our Hard-
cover Fiction list at #16, two months
after its publication, with 3,409
units sold according to Nielsen
BookScan. What accounts for the
spike in sales, representing a
third of all books sold to date? A
little thing called the 2014 Man
Booker Prize. Below, we take a
look at the novel’s trajectory.
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