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‘The Trip of a Lifetime’, ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top the Australian charts

While Liane Moriarty continues to dominate the Australian fiction bestsellers chart in July, with five titles in the top 10, titles from two other popular Australian authors sit in first and second place: Monica McInerney’s contemporary family drama The Trip of a Lifetime and Michael Robotham’s psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps. Two crime fiction debuts—Jane Harper’s The Dry and Mark Brandi’s Wimmera—and Nicole Alexander’s rural romance An Uncommon Woman round out the top 10.

Australian fiction bestsellers: July

  1. The Trip of a Lifetime (Monica McInerney, Michael Joseph)
  2. The Secrets She Keeps (Michael Robotham, Hachette)
  3. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  4. Big Little Lies regular and TV tie-in editions (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  5. The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  6. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  7. Wimmera (Mark Brandi, Hachette)
  8. The Last Anniversary (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  9. The Hypnotist’s Love Story (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  10. An Uncommon Woman (Nicole Alexander, Bantam)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: July

Two true-crime titles have entered the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart in July in second and third place: Australian underworld figure John Ibrahim’s autobiography Last King of the Cross and James Phelps’ account of women’s prison life in Australia, Green is the New Black. Also joining the popular slow cooker recipe books and The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet book in the chart are Australian cooking show host Justine Schofield’s Simple Every Day and make-up artist Bernadette Fisers’ The Little Book of Big Weightloss. The latter was originally self-published last year before being picked up at auction by Penguin Australia and Transworld UK.

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. Last King of the Cross (John Ibrahim, Macmillan)
  3. Green Is the New Black (James Phelps, Ebury Australia)
  4. The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet (Grant Brinkworth & Pennie Taylor, Macmillan)
  5. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful (Sarah Wilson, Macmillan)
  6. The Little Book of Big Weightloss (Bernadette Fisers, Penguin)
  7. Slow Cooker Central Super Savers (Paulene Christie, ABC Books)
  8. Simple Every Day (Justine Schofield, Plum)
  9. The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever (Kim McCosker, Meymott Enterprises)
  10. Not Just Lucky (Jamila Rizvi, Viking)

© Nielsen BookScan 2017
Period covered: 2 to 29 July 2017
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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