Some surprises back on the list this week, and great to see them there.
#1 – Boy Swallows Universe, by Trent Dalton. Dalton’s bestselling saga has won four ABIAs: Book of the Year, Literary Book of the Year, the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and Audio Book of the Year.
#2 – Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Delia Owens’s 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.
#3 – Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control over America’s most exciting city, Miami in Lost by James Patterson.
#4 – Blue Moon, Lee Child’s latest novel instalment in the Jack Reacher series.
#5 – Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris. The sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz is remarkable story of Cilka, who after liberation from world war two, is tragically sent straight to another prison camp in Siberia. An incredibly inspiring true story.
#6 – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is still on the list, along with its sequel Cilka’s Journey.
#7 – The smash hit, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is back on the list. An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness
#8 – The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we’re forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny.
#9 – In the Clearing by J.P. Pomare is the follow up to the bestselling Call Me Evie, and a supurbly plotter thriller.
#10 – Sally Rooney’s bestseller, Normal People, an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person’s life.
- Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins)
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Hachette)
- Lost by James Patterson (Century)
- Blue Moon by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
- Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)
- The Weekend by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin)
- In the Clearing by J.P Pomare (Hachette)
- Normal People by Sally Rooney (Allen & Unwin)