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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

We are pleased to see two brand new additions to the top 10 list this week: Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, and Captive by Tony Park.

The media has been covering Tim Winton’s latest novel The Shepherd’s Hut as he tours around Australia to promote it. Most of the discussion revolves around the destructiveness of toxic masculinity, and this story is a multi-layered, distinctly Australian portrayal of it. Top of this list, numero uno this week. Well done Tim!

Number 2 on this week is new novel, Accidental Heroes, by one of the world’s favourite authors, and international bestseller Danielle Steel.

Number 3 on our list this week is sure to become one of the most enchanting reads of 2018, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the story of a girl who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn has been on the bestseller list since release, and with good reason: it may very well be the next Girl on the Train.

Readers have devoured Heather Morris’ debut novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz since its release, so it’s no wonder that it’s retaining the Number 5 spot on the charts, humbled only by Winton himself.

Number 6 on our list this week is I’ve Got My Eyes On You, a new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark.

In Jojo Moyes’ Still Me, Louise Clark moves to New York City and is swept into the upper-echelons of society, where she soon discovers that wealth often comes with a terrible, secretive tax.

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown is your classic action-packed escapism from the man who rivals Patterson in intense readability.

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. The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton (Penguin)
  2. Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
  3. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland (HarperCollins)
  4. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)
  5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  6. I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)
  7. Still Me by Jojo Moyes (Michael Joseph)
  8. Macbeth by Jo Nesbo (Hogarth)
  9. The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown (Michael Joseph)
  10. Captive by Tony Park (MacMillan)

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  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….

  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 (
    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 (

    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.

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