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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

We pride ourselves with picking trends in reading, and that’s why we’re thrilled to see so many of our favourite, recently reviewed Aussie fiction writers in the Top 10 Bestselling Fiction list.

At number 1 this week we have Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – a beautifully observed book about a ten-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House that promises healing and transformation.

At number 2 this week we have Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak making an appearance on the list. Zusak makes his long-awaited return with a profoundly heartfelt and inventive novel about a family held together by stories, and a young life caught in the current: a boy in search of greatness, as a cure for a painful past.

At number 3 is A Spark of Light by Jodie Picoult – a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.

At number 4 we have In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin. A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still – both for his family and the police – the body was in an area that had already been searched, ten years ago…

At number 5 this week we have The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton – a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss.

At number 6 we have Courtney’s War by Wilbur Smith – an epic story of courage, betrayal and undying love that takes the reader to the very heart of a world at war.

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith comes in at number 7 this week – a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

Special mention must be made to Number 8 and 10, both  The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Each is a remarkably different novel, except for the fact that they hold special places in our heart.

At number 9 this week we have The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham – a darkly satirical novel of a small country town battling the elements and one another, from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker.

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. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (Pan Macmillan)
  2. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (Picador)
  3. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult (Allen & Unwin)
  4. In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin (Hachette)
  5. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Allen & Unwin)
  6. Courtney’s War by Wilbur Smith (Zaffre Publishing)
  7. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
  8. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  9. The Year of The Farmer by Rosalie Ham (Pan Macmillan)
  10. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)

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Comments

  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….

    1. kerri

      yes me too was left a little flat

  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 (www.dreyfusbooks.net).
    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 (www.dreyfusbooks.net).

    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.

    1. Kailyn

      You have shed a ray of suhnisne into the forum. Thanks!

  13. Eileen

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

    1. Susie

      Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie is wonderful. Don’t miss it!

  14. Loraine Parry

    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

    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?

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