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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.

Atop our list this week (again!) is the adored Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you’ll read all year. Congratulations to Trent on recently winning the ABIA Book of the Year award!

Number two on our list this week is Clive Cussler’s newest release, The Oracle. Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo return for a new adventure as they hunt for ancient treasure-that may or may not be cursed-in this thrilling addition to Cussler’s bestselling series.

Third on our list is Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls, a bright and compulsively readable coming-of-age story cast against the heady, glamourous, and harsh world of 1940s New York.

At number four we have Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

At number five this week we have The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – the incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.

Sixth on our list this week is Jane Harper’s The Lost Man. For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.

The seventh book on our list this week is the newest collaboration between James Patterson and Candice Fox, two famed crime writers who have come together to write Hush Hush. This is the 4th book in Patterson’s Harriet Blue series, and this time she’s in prison… for murder.

At number eight this week we have The Night Window, a cracking new thriller from No.1 New York Times bestseller Dean Koontz. If you like Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne, you will love rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk.

Back on the list, coming in at number nine this week, is Liane Moriarty’s latest smash hit novel, Nine Perfect Strangers. With her wit, compassion and uncanny understanding of human behaviour, Moriarty explores the depth of connection that can be formed when people are thrown together in unconventional circumstances.

A new addition, at number ten this week, is Armando Lucas Correa’s new book, The Daughter’s Tale. Based on the true story of the Nazi massacre of a French village in 1944, The Daughter’s Tale is an unforgettable tale of love and redemption.

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. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins)
  2. The Oracle by Clive Cussler (Michael Joseph)
  3. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (Bloomsbury)
  4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)
  5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  6. The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Pan)
  7. Hush Hush by James Patterson & Candice Fox (Century)
  8. The Night Window by Dean Koontz (HarperCollins)
  9. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (Pan Macmillan)
  10. The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa (Simon & Schuster)

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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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