The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

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 Labyrinth: The Labyrinth is a hypnotic story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children, that is also a meditation on how art can both be ruthlessly destructive and restore sanity.

2. When You Are Mine: This exhilarating thriller from the bestselling author – whose books have sold more than 6 million copies – is Michael Robotham’s finest page-turner yet.

3. False Witness: He saw what you did … He knows who you are. The stunning new standalone from the no.1 international bestselling author.

4. Nine Lives: Nine Lives is a thought-provoking story of lost love and new beginnings, by the number one bestseller Danielle Steel.

5. Private Rogue: The new thriller in James Patterson’s bestselling Private series, featuring private investigator Jack Morgan

6. The Dictionary of Lost WordsIn 1901, the word bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.

7. Where the Crawdads Sing: Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

8. The Deep: From the bestselling breakout author of The Bluffs comes a heart-stopping new thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about modern-day pirates, family bonds and betrayals, and the hidden dangers that lurk in the deep…

9. The Midnight Library: The touching, funny and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive.

10. The Shadow: The latest stand-alone thriller from James Patterson. Only two people know Lamont Cranston’s secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice: his greatest love, Margo Lane, and his fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan.

  1. The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey (Text Publishing)
  2. When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham (Hachette)
  3. False Witness by Karin Slaughter (HarperCollins)
  4. Nine Lives by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
  5. Private Rogue by James Patterson & Adam Hamdy (Century)
  6. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams (Affirm Press)
  7. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Hachette)
  8. The Deep by Kyle Perry (Penguin)
  9. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Allen & Unwin)
  10. The Shadow by James Patterson (Century)

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  1. Bev. [email protected] says:

    So excited about the books you print.It helps me so. MucThanks again

  2. Denise Foulds says:

    Is there a book club associated with this sight

    • Karen Bartlett says:

      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 says:

    Thanks for the list.

  4. Ginros says:

    All the light we cannot see is the best book I’ve read in ages!

  5. Tracy Bartlett says:

    I just wanted to know if Karen was my cousin Karen.

  6. Lissy says:

    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 says:

    I found The Dressmaker started off pretty good, then ended very strange….

  8. Gary Moon says:

    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.

  9. Lynne says:

    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 says:

    love you all to have a read of The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan a local Melbourne writer.

  11. 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 says:

    “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 says:

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

  14. Loraine Parry says:

    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 says:

    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?

  16. Peggy says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    I find the list of books you send me are very helpful to me in my selection.

  19. Alana says:

    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 says:

    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.

  21. Chris Tapper says:

    Cant for the life of me understand why James Patterson and Di Morrissey hit the best seller lists – there are so many good writers out there!

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  23. Jillian sims says:

    Hope they have them at the library

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  25. Jeneen Summerhayes says:

    I’ve just finished reading The
    Mirror and the Light. Even though I knew Cromwell’s fate I was sad when it happened. I enjoyed it but found it took time to read it as I was googling and looking at maps etc. Another masterpiece.

  26. Vicki says:

    Fair Warning is very good! I look forward to another Harry Bosch very soon.

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  28. Maree Lindeberg says:

    Always waiting for a new Robotham book, really enjoyed this. Never read Delia Owens books before but enjoyed this one.

  29. Christi says:

    I loved Where the Crawdads sing.

  30. Neelima Kadiyala says:

    Where the Crawdads Sing is one of the best debuts I have read!! Can’t wait to read When She was Good, currently reading The Wife And The Widow.

  31. C. Robers says:

    I’m excited to read some of these thankyou for suggesting them.

  32. Glennis says:

    Are you sure Trent Nathan’s NEW title should bi in ,?

  33. Claire Butler Nichols says:

    I thoroughly enjoy reading through the list of books you recommend to buy.
    I have enjoyed all the books I have read so far. I read one book a week.
    Would love to read more but don’t have the time

  34. Patricia Grey says:

    The only one of this list that I’ve read is The Sentinel by Lee and Andrew Child. I think it is quite different to the previous Jack Reacher novels, but I was hooked from the start and liked how so many loose ends were tied off in the last few pages.

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  36. Karen says:

    Have read 5 of these and 3 are on my TBR list

  37. Tracey says:

    Where the crawdads sing.. Brilliant book.

  38. Annette Saunders says:

    Just finished ‘The Survivors’ and must say I was disappointed with it after reading ‘The Dry’. It had its moments and think it was written too quickly and has no depth and I don’t think that I would recommend it!
    I’m now reading Peter Robinson’s new book
    ‘Not Dark Yet’ and can’t put it down!

  39. Thelmasmith says:

    I can no longer read, and am now dependent on audiobooks, so, it would be most helpful if you could include more info on which books are available in this format.

  40. Julie says:

    So many good books. I’m buying them faster than I can read them Getting a great library together

  41. Alison says:

    Haven’t read # 1:2:5 9 & 10

    I am now on a mission. Thank you

  42. Marilyn Tench says:

    Where the crowded sing is an amazing book. Absolutely loved it. The ending was so surprising!