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‘Colombiano’, ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top the Australian charts

Australian fiction bestsellers: August

Topping the Australian fiction bestsellers chart for August is the novel Colombiano—‘a heart-thumping journey into the violent and unpredictable world of post-Escobar Colombia’—from the author of the bestselling nonfiction book Marching Powder. Other new entries in the top 10 are Tony Jones’ political thriller The Twentieth Man; and Sophie Green’s historical drama The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club.

  1. Colombiano (Rusty Young, Bantam)
  2. The Trip of a Lifetime (Monica McInerney, Michael Joseph)
  3. The Secrets She Keeps (Michael Robotham, Hachette)
  4. Big Little Lies regular and TV tie-in editions (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  5. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  6. The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  7. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  8. The Twentieth Man (Tony Jones, Allen & Unwin)
  9. The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club (Sophie Green, Hachette)
  10. The Last Anniversary (Liane Moriarty, Pan)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: August

Among the new entries with international appeal in the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart are Taming Toxic People, a practical guide to restraining difficult people in your life from the bestselling author David Gillespie; Australian rock star Jimmy Barnes’ award-winning memoir Working Class Boy, which has recently been released in paperback in Australia; and Luke Hines’ cookbook Healthy Made Easy.

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. Last King of the Cross (John Ibrahim, Macmillan)
  3. Taming Toxic People (David Gillespie, Macmillan)
  4. Autobiography (Billy Slater, Ebury)
  5. Live Lead Learn (Gail Kelly, Viking)
  6. Working Class Boy (Jimmy Barnes, HarperCollins)
  7. A Long Way from Wyandra (Peter Moody & Trevor Marshallsea, Allen & Unwin)
  8. Healthy Made Easy (Luke Hines, Plum)
  9. Halliday Wine Companion 2018 (James Halliday, Hardie Grant)
  10. Here It Is (Paul Roos, Viking)

© Nielsen BookScan 2017
Period covered: 30 July to 2 September 2017
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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