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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

More Liane Moriarty insanity, with Big Little Lies at Number 1, and her other novels Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband’s Secret at Number 3 and Number 4 respectively – if you’ve not read anything by her yet, you’re in diminishing company! Don’t forget to check out The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty (and in case you were wondering: yes, she is Liane’s sister) which examines the tensions of relationships, honesty, and loyalty.

At Number 6 this week is The Dry by Jane Harper, which has been a dark horse bestseller since publication. It’s her debut mystery thriller involving a desperate act in a small town with big secrets, and introduces another Australian crime writer to the scene.

A writer who needs no introduction, Danielle Steel’s latest Dangerous Games takes Number 2 spot and tells the story of a journalist who sets off to unearth a major political scandal in the White House. In addition, longtime storytelling companion James Patterson has provided us with a foray into the science-fiction dystopian world with Humans, Bow Down, the story of human survival in a post-apocalyptic world controlled by robots.

Finally, film tie-ins Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey and A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron sit at Number 9 and Number 8 respectively, reflecting the widespread acclaim of their filmic counterparts.

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. Big Little Lies (TV tie-in) by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  2. Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
  3. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  4. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  6. The Dry by Jane Harper (Pan)
  7. The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty (HarperCollins)
  8. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvery (Allen & Unwin)
  9. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (Pan)
  10. Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson (Century)

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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.

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