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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 enthralled to see so many of our favourite, recently reviewed Aussie fiction writers in the Top 10 Bestselling Fiction list.

A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows. The new bestseller The Other Wife will keep you on the edge of your seat until its shocking climax, by multi-million-copy selling author Michael Robotham.

At number 2 we have The Nowhere Child by Christian White, a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory, and the remarkable debut of an exhilarating new Australian talent.

James Patterson and ex-President Bill Clinton’s collaborative novel, The President is Missing, slides down to number three this week. This exciting new release has been dubbed “the novel only a president could write.”

Special mention must be made to Number 4 and 6, 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, Liz Byrski has written a beautiful novel about the joy and comfort reading a good book can bring to us all in A Month of Sundays.

Stephen King’s new release has, without surprise, remained on our charts. The Outsider is a twisting tale of duality; and as horrifying answers begin to emerge in the book, so King’s propulsive story of almost unbearable suspense kicks into high gear.

International bestseller Nora Roberts’ new book, Shelter in Place is Number 7 on our list this week. This novel is full of suspense, passion and transformation.

Finally, at number ten we have The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. One evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened.

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 Other Wife by Michael Robotham (Hachette)
  2. The Nowhere Child by Christian White (Affirm Press)
  3. The President is Missing by James Patterson and President Bill Clinton (Century)
  4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)
  5. A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski (Pan Macmillan)
  6. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  7. The Outsider by Stephen King (Hachette)
  8. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts (Hachette)
  9. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins)
  10. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (HarperCollins)

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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.

  13. Eileen

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

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