Bestseller Stat Shot

The top of our Hardcover Fiction bestseller list has pretty much been a revolving door this year. In the 18 weeks of 2014 so far, 12 books have been in the #1 spot. And while all of the chart toppers had strong first weeks, the only one with substantial staying power has been Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings, which ruled the list for five weeks. Here’s a rundown of this year’s bestselling fiction titles, along with their print unit sales figures for their first and second weeks on the list.

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