Best Sellers Lists 2008.12.14

Here’s a look at where urban fantasy and paranormal rank on a couple best sellers lists. Note who trumped the USA Today Top 150, pushing aside Stephenie Meyer for the first time in months. And Charlaine Harris has slipped from the ranks a bit as Christmas-themed novels take over the charts.

NEW YORK TIMES

HARDCOVER FICTION
6 JUST AFTER SUNSET –  Stephen King  (Scribner)
Short stories blending fantasy and psychological realism.
8 THE HOST –  Stephenie Meyer  (Little, Brown)
Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
10 YOUR HEART BELONGS TO ME – Dean Koontz (Bantam)
A man is stalked by a woman who resembles the donor of the heart he received in a transplant operation.
24 FROM DEAD TO WORSE – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
25 A LION AMONG MEN – Gregory Maguire (Morrow)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
1 THE PAGAN STONE – Nora Roberts (Jove)
Three men and three women unite to battle the demon of Hawkins Hollow; Book 3 of the Sign of Seven trilogy.
5 DEAD AFTER DARK – Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. R. Ward, Susan Squires and Dianna Love (St. Martin’s)
Four tales of paranormal romance.
5 DEAD AFTER DARK – Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. R. Ward, Susan Squires and Dianna Love (St. Martin’s)
Four tales of paranormal romance.
13 DUMA KEY – Stephen King (Pocket)
A Minnesota contractor moves to Florida to recover from an injury and starts creating paintings with eerie powers.
14 LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
A vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to find one of his missing companions.
15 ZEN AND THE ART OF VAMPIRES – Katie MacAlister (Signet)
A woman craving the good suburban life goes on a singles tour through Europe to meet a man — and is beguiled by two.
17 DEADLY GIFT – Heather Graham (Mira)
An Irishwoman caring for an ailing millionaire whose business partner disappears teams up with Zach Flynn to solve the case; Book 3 of the Flynn Brothers trilogy.
19 BLOOD DREAMS – Kay Hooper (Bantam)
A psychic is obsessed with the hunt for a serial killer.
20 THE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS – Kim Harrison (Eos)
A witch who is also a bounty hunter must enter the demonic realm; Book 6 of the Hollows series.
21 CLUB DEAD – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
29 THE HOLLOW – by Nora Roberts (Jove)
34 DEAD TO THE WORLD – Charlaine Harris (Ace)

USA TODAY TOP 150
1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic)
A 15th-century wizard presents five fairy tales with commentary by Harry Potter’s Albus Dumbledore
2. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
First in vampire love saga: Isabella falls for a vampire
3. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
Second in “Twilight” vampire love saga
4. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
Third in “Twilight” vampire saga
5. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown for Young Readers)
Concluding installment in “Twilight” vampire series
6. The Pagan Stone – Nora Roberts (Jove)
The conclusion to the Sign of Seven Trilogy
26. Just After Sunset: Stories – Stephen King (Scribner)
A collection of short stories by the horror master
32. Your Heart Belongs to Me – Dean Koontz (Bantam)
A man is stalked by a woman after he receives a heart transplant
33. The Host – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)
Love triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her
38. Dead After Dark – Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Susan Squires, Dianna Love (St. Martin’s)
Four stories about love after death
47. Blood Dreams – Kay Hooper (Bantam)
Hunt for serial killer who murders senator’s daughter
56. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
First in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
81. The Twilight Saga – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
Box set of novels “Twilight,” “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”
83. Duma Key: A Novel – Stephen King (Pocket)
A man recovering from a horrific accident begins to paint, with terrifying results
97. Zen and the Art of Vampires – Katie Macalister (Signet)
Woman has to choose between two vampire suitors
100. Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
Second in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
102. Sookie Stackhouse Box Set – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
Box set of the seven novels in the “True Blood” vampire series
111. Marked – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Vampyre-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny
124. Untamed – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Fourth in the House of Night vampire series
143. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
Trouble is brewing at Club Dead, where the vampire elite go to chill
150. Betrayed: A House of Night Novel – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Second installment in series about fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird

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