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‘Force of Nature’, ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top the Australian charts

Australian fiction bestsellers: October

Force of Nature, the follow-up to Jane Harper’s bestselling, award-winning crime-fiction debut The Dry, is at the top of the Australian fiction bestsellers chart for a second consecutive month, while The Dry sits close behind in third place. Among the new entries are Judy Nunn’s contemporary drama Sanctuary, which follows a group of strangers shipwrecked on an isolated island in Australia; Booker Prize-winning author Richard Flanagan’s First Person, the story of a ghost writer and his con-man subject; Tony Park’s Africa-set action-adventure The Cull; and Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist’s novel about a mid-life romance on the Camino de Santiago, Two Steps Forward.

  1. Force of Nature (Jane Harper, Macmillan)
  2. Sanctuary (Judy Nunn, William Heinemann)
  3. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  4. First Person (Richard Flanagan, Knopf)
  5. Big Little Lies regular and TV tie-in editions (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  6. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  7. The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  8. The Cull (Tony Park, Macmillan)
  9. Extinctions (Josephine Wilson, UWA Publishing)
  10. Two Steps Forward (Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist, Text Publishing)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: October

The second instalment in Australian rockstar Jimmy Barnes’ award-winning memoir, Working Class Man, has debuted in the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart in October in second place, while the first instalment, Working Class Boy, sits in fifth place. Several new health and wellbeing titles have also entered the charts this month, led by Maggie’s Recipe for Life, a collaboration between much-loved Australian cook, restaurateur and food writer Maggie Beer and Alzheimer’s researcher Ralph Martins.

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. Working Class Man (Jimmy Barnes, HarperCollins)
  3. Maggie’s Recipe for Life (Maggie Beer & Ralph Martins, Simon & Schuster)
  4. Low Carb, Healthy Fat (Pete Evans, Plum)
  5. Working Class Boy (Jimmy Barnes, HarperCollins)
  6. Keeping it Off (Michelle Bridges, Macmillan)
  7. The Things That Make Us (Nick Riewoldt, Allen & Unwin)
  8. Climbing the Mountain (Allan Moffat, Allen & Unwin)
  9. Super Green Simple and Lean (Maha Koraiem & Sally Obermeder, Allen & Unwin)
  10. Billy Slater: Autobiography (Billy Slater, Ebury)

© Nielsen BookScan 2017
Period covered: 1 to 28 October 2017
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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