Wednesday, June 17, 2009

May Bestseller Lists


The CBA bestseller's list for May was just posted online, so we can now look at our monthly comparison between the CBA and ECPA lists for Christian fiction. For you new readers, a recap: The lists are titled differently. The CBA list title is always two months ahead of the month it's representing. Therefore its "July" list shows bestsellers in the month of May. The ECPA list title is one month ahead, so its "June" list reflects sales in May. (Although sometimes the ECPA list cuts off a little early in the month.)


Titles appearing on one list and not the other are highlighted in blue.

ECPA

1. The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
2. The Secret, Beverly Lewis, Bethany House/Baker
3. Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
4. BoneMan's Daughters, Ted Dekker, Center Street
5. Fireproof, Eric Wilson, Thomas Nelson
6. A Love to Last Forever, Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker
7. Beyond This Moment, Tamera Alexander, Bethany House/Baker
8. This Side of Heaven, Karen Kingsbury, Center Street
9. Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Waterbrook/Multnomah
10. Double Minds, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
11. A Claim of Her Own, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Bethany House/Baker
12. Higher Hope, Robert Whitlow, Thomas Nelson
13. Gift of Grace, Amy Clipston, Zondervan
14. A Cousin's Promise, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour
15. Plain Pursuit, Beth Wiseman, Thomas Nelson
16. Showdown, Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson
17. Real Enemy, Kathy Herman, David C. Cook
18. Every Now and Then, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan

19. Kiss, Ted Dekker/Erin Healy, Thomas Nelson
20. Yesterday's Embers, Deborah Raney, Howard Books

CBA (Numbers in parentheses reflect placement on Top Fifty list, which includes nonfiction and fiction)

1. (2) The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
2. (8) Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
3. (15) The Secret, Beverly Lewis, Bethany House/Baker)
4. (19) BoneMan’s Daughters, Ted Dekker, Center Street
5. (39) Fireproof, Eric Wilson & Alex Kendrick, Thomas Nelson

6. (43) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Multnomah/WaterBrook
7. (47) A Widow’s Hope, Mary Ellis, Harvest House

8. Higher Hope, Robert Whitlow, Thomas Nelson
9. Double Minds, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan

10. The Centurion’s Wife, Davis Bunn & Janette Oke, Bethany HouseBaker
11. A Bride in the Bargain, Deeanne Gist, Bethany House/Baker

12. A Dream to Call My Own, Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker
13. A Love to Last Forever, Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker

14. Cry in the Night, Colleen Coble, Thomas Nelson
15. A Gift of Grace, Amy Clipston, Zondervan

16. (tie) Sweetwater Gap, Denise Hunter, Thomas Nelson
16 (tie) Plain Pursuit, Beth Wiseman, Thomas Nelson
18. This Side of Heaven, Karen Kingsbury, Center Street
19. The Apothecary’s Daughter, Julie Klassen, Bethany House/Baker
20. A Promise to Believe In, Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker

5 comments:

K.M. Weiland said...

Wow, The Shack's still at the top? It's been up there more than a year now, hasn't it?

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

I don't know how long it's been there or at least close to #1. A long time.

Anonymous said...

The Shack was Great!I can't wait to see the movie.

drwayman said...
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K. Wayman said...

"Exposure" should be way up there by now!