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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

We pride ourselves with picking trends in reading, and that’s why we’re thrilled to see so many of our favourite, recently reviewed Aussie fiction writers in the Top 10 Bestselling Fiction list.

At number one we have Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb, the 47th instalment in the In Death Series.

A new edition to the list this week – Revenge by James Patterson – has climbed to number 2. A thrilling book about a former SAS soldier entangled in a gripping tale of murder, betrayal and revenge. An absolute must-read.

Special mention must be made to Number 3 and 4, both  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Each is a remarkably different novel, except for the fact that they hold special places in our heart.

At number 5 we have Scrublands by Chris Hammer, one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels ever written.

At number 6 we have Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – an insider’s look at the Asian jetset, a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money and between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese, and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love and gloriously, crazily rich.

At number 7 we have The Nowhere Child by debut Australian author Christian White – a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory.

At number 8 we have Sisters and Brothers, a poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and a father’s love by beloved bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer.

At number 9 we have Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton – a story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships.

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. Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb (Hachette)
  2. Revenge by James Patterson (Century)
  3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)
  4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  5. Scrublands by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)
  6. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Allen & Unwin)
  7. The Nowhere Child by Christian White (Affirm Press)
  8. Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer (Hachette)
  9. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins)
  10. The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale (Simon & Schuster)

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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….

    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 (
    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.

  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”

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