The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

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1. Apples Never Fall: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty comes a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest

2. Beautiful World, Where Are You: Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young-but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

3. Treasure and Dirt: An unputdownable standalone thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands, Silver and Trust.

4. Showtime!: In the second half of the 19th century, Melbourne is a veritable boom town, as hopefuls from every corner of the globe flock to the gold fields of Victoria.

5. It Ends With Us: It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

6. Three Sisters: From Heather Morris, the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey comes an astonishing new story that will break your heart, but leave you amazed and uplifted by the courage and fierce love of three sisters, whose promise to each other kept them alive in a place without hope.

7. 2 Sisters Detective Agency: Two sisters go into the family business they didn’t know they had – catching killers. A thrilling new novel starring a captivating sister-detective duo.

8. The Wish: The New York Times number one bestselling author Nicholas Sparks is back with his most moving and uplifting love story yet – what are you wishing for this Christmas?

9. The Man Who Died Twice: The second novel in the record-breaking number one bestselling Thursday Murder Club series from the biggest debut novelist in recent history.

10. The Butler: Two different worlds and two very different lives collide in Paris in this captivating novel by Danielle Steel.

  1. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Macmillan)
  2. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney (Faber & Faber)
  3. Treasure and Dirt by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)
  4. Showtime! by Judy Nunn (Penguin)
  5. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Simon & Schuster)
  6. Three Sisters by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)
  7. 2 Sisters Detective Agency by Candice Fox & James Patterson (Penguin)
  8. The Wish by Nicholas Sparks (Hachette)
  9. The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (Penguin)
  10. The Butler by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)

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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!

  43. Linda Dowling says:

    Try reviewing Splintered Heart and the sequel Sinister Intent.

  44. Diane Reid says:

    Thankyou for this post , love your choices and recommendations .
    Adored ” Where the crawdads sing” by Delia Owens . next stop The midnight library . Love to read since a young girl , pure joy 🙂

  45. Karen Easterbrook says:

    Would love a new book

  46. Christine Patman says:

    Thank you for the list. Some I’ve read and some I’ve yet to read – a couple I hadn’t been aware of but thanks to you, guys I am now. 😊

  47. Astrid says:

    I love these lists so much!