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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

We are pleased to see three brand new additions to the top 10 list this week: NYPD Red 5 and Texas Ranger, both by the beloved James Patterson, as well as Raymond E. Feist’s new book, King of Ashes.

The media has been covering Tim Winton’s latest novel The Shepherd’s Hut as he tours around Australia to promote it. Most of the discussion revolves around the destructiveness of toxic masculinity, and this story is a multi-layered, distinctly Australian portrayal of it. Top of this list, numero uno this week. Well done Tim!

Number 2 on our list this week is sure to become one of the most enchanting reads of 2018, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the story of a girl who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past.

Readers have devoured Heather Morris’ debut novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz since its release, so it’s no wonder that it’s retaining the Number 4 spot on the charts, humbled only by Winton himself.

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn has been on the bestseller list since release, and with good reason: it may very well be the next Girl on the Train.

Number 7 on this week is new novel, Accidental Heroes, by one of the world’s favourite authors, and international bestseller Danielle Steel.

Number 6 on our list this week is I’ve Got My Eyes On You, a new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark.

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.

In Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, one simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

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 Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton (Penguin)
  2. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland (HarperCollins)
  3. NYPD Red 5 by James Patterson (Century)
  4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  5. King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist
  6. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)
  7. Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
  8. Texas Ranger by James Patterson (Century)
  9. Still Me by Jojo Moyes (Michael Joseph)
  10. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (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.

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