Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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Bestsellers this week

The Dressmaker (Rosalie Ham, Duffy & Snellgrove) maintains its position as the overall bestseller for a second consecutive week, ahead of All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr, Fourth Estate) and Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney, Puffin). Ham and Doerr’s novels are not the only 2015 fiction titles showing staying power in the top 10, with The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins, Doubleday) sitting in seventh spot more than a year after its release, and the first book in Elena Ferrante’s ‘Neapolitan’ series My Brilliant Friend (Text) climbing into the top 10 for the first time this week. Cookbooks and healthy living books are also doing well with The Way Mum Made It (Alexandra O’Brien, ABC Books), a compendium of recipes from the Over60 online community, topping the highest new entries chart, and Pete Evans’ Spiralise (Plum) this week’s fastest mover. Other cookbooks in the charts include I Quit Sugar: Simplicious (Sarah Wilson, Macmillan) in fourth spot in the top 10 and The Happy Life (Lola Berry, Hachette) and Deliciously Ella Every Day (Ella Woodward, Hachette) in second and fourth spots respectively in the fastest movers—Books+Publishing (source: Nielsen BookScan, week ending 30 January 2016).


Category: Bestsellers