Monday, July 19, 2010

Comparison of Bestseller Lists for June 2010

Here is the comparison of CBA's "August" list and ECPA's "July" list, both reflecting sales of fiction in participating Christian bookstores in the month of June. Books appearing only on one list are highlighted in blue. For a reminder of how these lists are put together by ECPA and CBA, please refer to the first few paragraphs of this post.

Interesting to note for this month how many of the top 20 of both ECPA and CBA made it to the organization's Top 50 list. Typically ECPA has more fiction titles on its Top 50 list than CBA. This month the first 15 of ECPA made the ECPA Top 50, and 13 of CBA's fiction bestsellers made the CBA Top 50 list. That's great!

Also, congrats to Gina Holmes, whose debut novel, Crossing Oceans, hit the CBA list. Always great to see a new novelist (and a friend) make the list.

ECPA (Numbers in parentheses refer to book's placement on ECPA Top Fifty List)

1. (7) Predator, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
2. (11) Take Three, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
3. (14) Her Mother's Hope, Francine Rivers, Tyndale House
4. (15) Edge of Apocalypse, Tim LaHaye/Craig Parshall, Zondervan
5. (16) Take Four, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
6. (17) Shades of Blue, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
7. (19) The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
8. (22) A Lineage of Grace, Francine Rivers, Tyndale House
9. (23) The Telling, Beverly Lewis, Bethany/Baker
10. (25) Who Do I Lean On?, Neta Jackson, Thomas Nelson
11. (28) Maid to Match, Deeanne Gist, Bethany House/Baker
12. (29) Intervention, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
13. (32) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Waterbrook/Multnomah
14. (46) Kiss, Ted Dekker/Erin Healy, Thomas Nelson
15. (49) A Hopeful Heart, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Bethany House/Baker
16. The Bride Collector, Ted Dekker, Grand Central Publishing
17. Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
18. Take Two, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
19. Anna's Return, Marta Perry, Penguin Group
20. Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis, HarperCollins

CBA (Numbers in parentheses reflect book's standing on the CBA Top Fifty List)

1. (5) Take Four, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
2. (11) Predator, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
3. (12) Take Three, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
4. (18) Her Mother’s Hope, Francine Rivers, Tyndale
5. (23) Edge of Apocalypse, Tim LaHaye/Craig Parshall, Zondervan
6. (25) The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
7. (27) The Telling, Beverly Lewis, Bethany/Baker
8. (29) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Multnomah/WaterBrook
9. (32) Maid to Match, Deeanne Gist, Bethany/Baker
10. (38) A Lineage of Grace, Francine Rivers, Tyndale
11. (41) Shades of Blue, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
12. (45) Who Do I Lean On?, Neta Jackson, Thomas Nelson
13. (46) The Bride Collector, Ted Dekker, Center Street/Hachette
14. Intervention, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
15. A Hopeful Heart, Kim Sawyer, Bethany/Baker
16. Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
17. Take Two, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
18. Betsy’s Return, Wanda Brunstetter, Barbour
19. Crossing Oceans, Gina Holmes, Tyndale
20. Here Burns My Candle, Liz Curtis Higgs, WaterBrook

2 comments:

Gina Holmes said...

Thanks for the mention, Brandilyn.

Matt said...

Thank you for posting these list! They were always so helpful for me into the bookstore. It was great to be able to compare the list!

Also, I'm always amazed and pleased at Redeeming Love's staying power. Such a powerful book. It's also interesting to see the Shack maintain staying power in the midst of some minor controversy.

I'm praying as I always do that your latest book hits the top of the list. I really appreciate the thrills and faith that you weave masterfully!