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Bestsellers this week

The paperback edition of Alain de Botton’s The Course of Love (Hamish Hamilton) has shot up the bestseller charts to become this week’s fastest mover, and entered the top 10 in fifth spot. Botton and Roald Dahl (The BFG film tie in, Puffin) are the only male authors in the top 10 this week, as women’s fiction and thrillers dominate, headed by the indomitable Jojo Moyes (Me Before You film tie in, Michael Joseph) in the top spot—the seventh consecutive week a Moyes title has topped the Australian charts—followed by Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train, Black Swan) and Australian author Liane Moriarty (The Husband’s Secret, Pan) in second and third respectively. This week’s highest new entry, The Kept Woman (Karin Slaughter, Century), has also made the top 10, debuting in its first week of release in eighth spot, with the second and third entries in the highest new entries chart, Danielle Steel’s Magic (Bantam) and Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics (Michael Joseph) both debuting within the top 20—Books+Publishing (source: Nielsen BookScan, week ending 16 July 2016).


Category: Bestsellers