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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

Very minor adjustments to this week’s Top 10 best-selling list, as your current picks remains hits!

Judy Nunn’s new bestseller Khaki Town remains at the top of the list this week. A breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II.

At number two is Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris. The sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz is remarkable story of one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.

Christian White’s new thriller The Wife and the Widow is at number three. This thrilling follow-up to his smash hit The Nowhere Child really sets his place as one of Australia’s go-to thriller authors.

At number four this week is The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. A sequel to the hit sensation The Handmaid’s Tale. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

At number five we have The Giver of Stars, the brand-new standalone novel from the number one bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me, Jojo Moyes.

Boy Swallows Universe, by Trent Dalton is still on the list, sitting at number six this week. Dalton’s bestselling saga has won four ABIAs: Book of the Year, Literary Book of the Year, the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and Audio Book of the Year.

Silver by Chris Hammer is at number seven, bringing back the journalistic main character of Martin Scarsden in the sequel to the bestselling Scrublands.

Ghost Fire, by Wilbur Smith & Tom Harper is at number eight. This is the eighteenth (!) book in the Courtney Series. A new generation of Courtney’s fight for freedom in an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the reader deep into the seething heart of the French and Indian War.

The Institute is at number nine, combining the suspense of The Outsider with the childhood camaraderie in IT, The Institute is a powerful new novel from Stephen King.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is back onto the bestseller’s list this week at number ten. Have you read it yet?

Still want more to read? You can also check out the weekly top 10 bestselling non-fiction list and the top 10 bestselling children’s books list on Better Reading.

  1. Khaki Town by Judy Nunn (William Heinemann)
  2. Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  3. The Wife and the Widow by Christian White (Affirm Press)
  4. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Chatto & Windus)
  5. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (Michael Joseph)
  6. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins)
  7. Silver by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)
  8. Ghost Fire by Wilbur Smith & Tom Harper (Zaffre Publishing)
  9. The Institute by Stephen King (Hachette)
  10. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)

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Comments

  1. Bev. Websterbunnliebev@hotmai

    So excited about the books you print.It helps me so. MucThanks again

  2. Denise Foulds

    Is there a book club associated with this sight

    1. Karen Bartlett

      Click on the link that is referred to above Denise….
      “our first ever live and interactive book club on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm!”

  3. Jessy

    Thanks for the list.

  4. Ginros

    All the light we cannot see is the best book I’ve read in ages!

  5. Tracy Bartlett

    I just wanted to know if Karen was my cousin Karen.

  6. Lissy

    Girl on the train was so overrated. I do not understand the fascination. The Dressmaker was awesome! When is the next book club? We have our own but would love to check out yours. ????

  7. Margaret

    I found The Dressmaker started off pretty good, then ended very strange….

    1. kerri

      yes me too was left a little flat

  8. Gary Moon

    So many great books in this list and some new ones in there for me that I will have to pick up in the coming weeks. Thank you for posting these up.
    The best book I read so far this year has been The Midnight Shrink from Edward Dreyfus (www.dreyfusbooks.net).
    A fantastic psychological thriller/crime fiction from an author with years of experience as a practicing psychologist.
    He brings a lot of themes from his work into the writing and it really adds a level of authenticity that makes his novels that much more enjoyable. A must-read for fans of the genre.

    1. Gaye

      Thanks for this recommendation Gary. I love psychological thrillers, so will definitely read this one!

  9. Lynne

    Love receiving your updates. Would love to hear about more less mainstream authors/new authors. Many of the ones you mention do greet us at the entrance to the bookshop.

  10. David Ryan

    love you all to have a read of The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan a local Melbourne writer.

  11. vaonlinenews

    Such a large number of awesome books in this rundown and some new ones in there for me that I should get in the coming weeks. Much obliged to you for posting these up.

    The best book I read so far this year has been The Midnight Shrink from Edward Dreyfus (www.dreyfusbooks.net).

    A phenomenal spine chiller/wrongdoing fiction from a creator with years of experience as a rehearsing clinician.

    He brings a considerable measure of topics from his work into the composition and it truly includes a level of credibility that makes his books substantially more charming. An absolute necessity read for devotees of the class

  12. Simon Carrodus

    “The Family Next Door” (Sally Hepworth) is a masterpiece. I couldn’t put it down. A genuine page-turner in the style of Paula Hawkins or Liane Moriarty.

    1. Kailyn

      You have shed a ray of suhnisne into the forum. Thanks!

  13. Eileen

    Do you have a review on Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie?

    1. Susie

      Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie is wonderful. Don’t miss it!

  14. Loraine Parry

    Finally finished reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (known normally as JK Rowling, though no flying cars or broomsticks to be found).
    Unlike her previous two books which I thoroughly enjoyed, I liked the basis of the plot and the ideas on which the storyline ran, but felt there were too many people and identities to concentrate fully. On the whole, a gripping storyline and one that I will still recommend. Bizarre, gruesome, ruthless and yet hard to put down. A novel one surely wants to find out “Who Dunnit”

  15. Yvonne Blake

    Have just read “The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
    Also the “The Shifting Fog” same author
    Loved both books, has anyone else read her books?

    1. Peggy

      I have also read The forgotten garden and The Lakehouse. Both good books by Kate Morton

  16. Peggy

    Just googled josh Grisham as he is listed in the top ten for The Reckoning. I thought he might have been related to John Grisham.On google the book is written by John Grisham. Maybe you are seeing how observant your readers are?

  17. Loraine Parry

    Just finished The Lost Man by Jane Harper, and what a page turner. An absolute gripping novel right up to and including the last page, that I certainly never saw the whodunnit coming. Had me reading to the wee small hours of the morning. Couldn’t put the book down – just so enthralling that I could almost feel as if I was one of the characters.
    Jane just seems to get better with each novel. Can’t wait to see how she tops this latest one.

  18. margaret stapleton

    I find the list of books you send me are very helpful to me in my selection.

  19. Alana

    Just finished The Nowhere Child by Christian White. Gripping story from cover to cover. About a girl like you and me, going about her life in Australia,when her life is turn upside down in America by family and religion. A dark and griping psychological thriller. A must read.

  20. Alana

    Just finished Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. The book is sad, happy, uplifting and funny. The characters and scenes are so visual. Couldn’t put the book down.

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