Monday, September 13, 2010

Comparison of Bestseller Lists for August 2010

Here is the comparison of CBA's "October" list and ECPA's "September" list, both reflecting sales of fiction in participating Christian bookstores in the month of August. (Sometimes the days counted within the month vary a little between CBA and ECPA, but in general this is a month-to-month comparison.) 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.

Special congrats to James Rubart, who made the ECPA list with his debut novel, Rooms. I was fortunate to be on the B and H Thriller Tour with Jim and watch him sign copies.

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

1.(14) Take Four, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
2.(23) The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
3.(28) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Multnomah/WaterBrook
4.(31) Predator, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
5.(32) Her Mother’s Hope, Francine Rivers, Tyndale
6.(33) The Bishop, Steven James, Revell/Baker
7.(36) Lydia’s Charm, Wanda Brunstetter, Barbour
8.(41) A Lineage of Grace, Francine Rivers, Tyndale
9.(43) Twilight’s Serenade, Tracie Peterson, Bethany/Baker
10.(47) Take Three, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
11. The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis, Zondervan
12. Oceans Apart, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
13. The Telling, Beverly Lewis, Bethany/Baker
14. Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
15. Shades of Blue, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
16. Edge of Apocalypse, Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall, Zondervan
17. Take Two, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
18. Kelly’s Chance, Wanda Brunstetter, Barbour
19. The Gathering Storm, Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene, Summerside Press
20. The Way to a Man’s Heart, Mary Ellis, Harvest House

ECPA (Numbers in parentheses reflect book's standing on the ECPA Top 50 list.)

1. (6) Take Four, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
2. (17) The Shack, William P. Young, Windblown Media
3. (26) Her Mother's Hope, Francine Rivers, Tyndale
4. (28) Predator, Terri Blackstock, Zondervan
5. (30) Take Three, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
6. (32) Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers, Waterbrook/Multnomah
7. (33) The Gathering Storm, Bodie and Brock Thoene, Summerside Press
8. (36) Twilight's Serenade, Tracie Peterson, Bethany/Baker
9. (38) A Lineage of Grace, Francine Rivers, Tyndale
10. (44) Lydia's Charm, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Barbour
11. (46) Take One, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
12. (47) Edge of Apocalypse, Tim LaHaye/Craig Parshall, Zondervan
13. (49) The Bishop, Steven James Revell/Baker
14. (50) Take Two, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
15. The Telling, Beverly Lewis, Bethany/Baker
16. Shades of Blue, Karen Kingsbury, Zondervan
17. Rooms, James L. Rubart, BandH Publishing
18. The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis, HarperCollins
19. Amish Gathering, Beth Wiseman, Thomas Nelson
20. The Pawn, Steven James, Revell/Baker


Kathy C. said...

Interesting that it's Pawn and not Bishop on the list.

Cson said...

The Bishop is at #13 on ECPA, and #6 on CBA.