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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

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.

Heather Morris is an Australian author whose debut novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz fictionalises the true story of a man who fell in love with a fellow prisoner in Auschwitz. With endorsements from the likes of Graeme Simsion, who has claimed he ‘recommends it unreservedly,’ we are glad to see a new Aussie voice at Number 2 on the bestseller list.

A few weeks ago we ran a full review of A. J. Finn’s thriller The Woman in the Window, an unputdownable tale of mystery about a shut-in called Anna Fox, who spies on her New York neighbours. One night she witnesses a bloodcurdlingly horrible scene and must reconnect with the outside world. With many twists and turns, Finn’s new book is both unpredictable and ravingly distinct.

Inspired by the author’s family history, Kali Napier’s The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge is a haunting, memorable, and moving tale of a family desperate to survive the Depression in the 1930s. We’re always eager for debut fiction, especially written by Aussies – and Kali’s novel is currently enjoying its first week on the bestseller list, at Number 7.

There are of course some familiar names, such as J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts’ crime pen-name) with Dark in Death, Danielle Steel’s latest Fall From Grace. Lee Child’s immensely popular Jack Reacher series is continued with The Midnight Line.

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. Still Me by Jojo Moyes (Michael Joseph)
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  3. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)
  4. Fall From Grace by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
  5. Dark in Death by J.D. Robb (Hachette)
  6. The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
  7. The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier (Hachette)
  8. The Dry by Jane Harper (Macmillan)
  9. Darker by E L James (Arrow Books)
  10. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Pan)

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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

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