I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, but it should come as no surprise that for the 11th week in a row, Fifty Shades of Grey is #1 on the New York Times combined fiction and ebook with Darker and Freed following at #2 and #3. What may come as a shocker is that James Patterson, who only has to blink and has a best selling book, usually at #1, didn't unseat Fifty Shades with his first week on the list with 11th Hour.
Fifty Shades 11 weeks at #1, Patterson's book is 11th Hour. Har har. But James is at #1 in hardcover so no tears for him.
One of the many reasons no book can push Fifty Shades of Grey out of the #1 spot from best e-book and best selling trade mass-market, which if you combine those two creates the combine list, is that Fifty is selling hundreds of thousands of books, as well as Darker and Freed.
This article from Publisher Weekly puts many things into perspective, and how because of Mother's Day, Fifty's sales shot through the roof by 40%. Fifty Shades is the perfect Mother's Day gift? Book stores and the like, including the public at large thinks so. Wait until you see these sale numbers.1.5 million copies of the Fifty Shades trilogy was sold in one week:
To the USA Today's charting topping books of the week!
The Fifty Shades trilogy holds the top 3 spots with The Hunger Games trilogy following. Same old, same old.
Big time Young Adult author who has her own roots in the fan fiction community (including some controversy because of that) is at #8 for the first week with City of Lost Souls, the fifth book in Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter series.
Notable mention just because it has a puppy on the cover and is about a dog: A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron is at #79.
Synopsis: Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Buddy is a good dog.
After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own.
When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs—who will take care of his girl?
I may have to check out Cameron's other books, especially when I see something like this:
Synopsis: After 13-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school.
But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.
And this very unusual bear will change Charlie’s life forever.
I hope you have enjoyed this overview of the charting top books for the week.