We’re always proud to report that the majority of Top Ten Non-Fiction titles are by Australian authors. Mia Freedman’s Work Strife Balance is her debut memoir, at Number 2 this week, and is about her road to the top, founding Mamamia, and triumphing in the face of modern misadventures. Just above it is Scott Pape’s erudite finance guide, The Barefoot Investor, which has been at Number 1 pretty much all year round.
John Safran has built a reputation around journalistic ventures into the more sinister realms of ideology, and Depends What You Mean By Extremist feels like his most close-to-home, relevant, and dangerous exploration yet. It’s at Number 10 this week.
At Number 6 is another Australian we admire: Turia Pitt. In her latest memoir Unmasked she documents her incredible strength and perseverance.
And coming in at Number 5 is The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet by Grant Brickworth & Dr Pennie Taylor, which is a well-researched account of how the low-carb diet can help manage lifestyle-induced metabolic diseases, including unhealthy weight gain and type 2 diabetes.
The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife.
Some more old faces include Sarah Wilson’s self-help/motivation title First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, which helps navigate the precarious road of anxiety, and comes in this week at Number 8.
Another self help title that should be familiar to most by now is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, providing no-nonsense guidance on how to focus on the things that really matter.
A couple more memoirs for the hungry reader, including Saroo Brierley’s Lion: A Long Way Home, and The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, both which have film counterparts.
That’s it from us this week at Better Reading. Happy Reading!
- The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape (Wrightbooks)
- Work Strife Balance by Mia Freedman (Macmillan)
- The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman (Hachette)
- Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (Penguin)
- The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet by Grant Brickworth & Dr Pennie Taylor (Macmillan)
- Unmasked by Turia Pitt (Ebury Australia)
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (Macmillan)
- First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety by Sarah Wilson (Macmillan)
- The Australian Bird Guide by Peter Menkhorst & Danny & Clark Rogers (CSIRO Publishing)
- Depends What You Mean By Extremist by John Safran (Hamish Hamilton)
© Nielsen BookScan 2017 Week Ending 13/5/17