Bestsellers this week
The Road to Ruin (Niki Savva, Scribe) has claimed the top spot in this week’s top 10 bestsellers chart. Savva’s account of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s political downfall has remained inside the top three for the past three weeks, and has pushed Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare, S&S) to second place, with Predator (Wilbur Smith & Tom Cain, HarperCollins) debuting in third. Predator is also this week’s highest new entry, with two other titles from the highest new entry chart entering the top 10: The Treehouse Fun Book (Jill Griffiths, Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan) and Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive’s Penguin Bloom (HarperCollins), a photographic account of the bond between the Bloom family and an abandoned magpie chick. James Patterson’s Private Paris (Century) and Fiona McCallum’s Standing Strong (Mira), which are fourth and fifth on the highest new entry chart, also had strong sales in their first week, debuting just outside the top 10. Savva is also top of an eclectic fastest movers chart, ahead of erotic fiction title Maestra (L S Hilton, Zaffre) in third spot and ANZAC Day picture book Lest We Forget (Kerry Brown, illus by Isobel Knowles & Benjamin Portas, ABC Books) in fourth—Books+Publishing (source: Nielsen BookScan, week ending 26 March 2016).