27 April 2012

X is for New York Times EXpanded Bestseller List

For April I'm Blogging the Alphabet through YA Book Awards!  Find out more Here!

Yeah, I know it may be a bit of a cop-out, but X is hard y'all!  So X stands for the New York Times Expanded Bestseller List.  Although not an award, the list is considered an important rating of how a book is selling and is thus important to authors and publishers.  No one for sure knows how the list's score is calculated, although it is based on sales data from book vendors.  Up until 2000 children's books were figured along with adult books, but in 2000 the NYT changed to categorize Children's books separately.  Currently the Children's section contains four lists: Children's Series, Children's Paperback, Children's Chapter, and Children's Picture Book.  Since SF/F is popular in YA there is representation of it on the list.  In fact, The Hunger Games has been on the series list for 83 weeks as of April 1.

Notable NYT Top 5 Bestsellers as of April 1:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - #1 series
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - #1 paperback
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan - #2 paperback
Divergent by Veronica Roth - #3 paperback
Matched by Ally Condie - #4 paperback
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull - #5 paperback
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - #2 chapter
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan - #3 chapter
The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide by Rick Riordan - #4 chapter


  1. This is a pretty clever way to utilize X for Blogging A to Z. It doesn't surprise me that The Hunger Games, which I LOVED, is at the top of the list.

  2. xcellent! thx for the update!
    more room for more of us =)