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‘The Shepherd’s Hut’ and ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top Australian charts

There’s no change at the top of the bestseller lists this month, with Scott Pape continuing his seemingly endless barefoot reign in the nonfiction category and Tim Winton’s new novel The Shepherd’s Hut again topping the fiction chart. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart has shot up the fiction bestsellers list from 10th place last month to second spot this time around. This debut novel by Holly Ringland has sold into 19 territories and counting.

Diet and health titles are performing well in the Australian market this month, and nutrition scientist Grant Brinkworth and dietitian Pennie Taylor have two books in the April top 10: CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day and last year’s The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet. They are joined by a diet book for ‘busy mums’ and a new healthy lunch cookbook from Australian television chef Pete Evans. The power of television has also helped propel ‘Real Housewife of Melbourne’ Chyka Keebaugh’s illustrated manual for ‘homemaking, entertaining, styling and crafting’, Chyka Home, into the top 10.

Australian fiction bestsellers: April

  1. The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton)
  2. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland, HarperCollins)
  3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  4. The Paris Seamstress (Natasha Lester, Hachette)
  5. Making Peace (Fiona McCallum, HQ Fiction)
  6. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  7. Captive (Tony Park, Macmillan)
  8. The Ruin (Dervla McTiernan, HarperCollins)
  9. Fool’s Gold (Fleur McDonald, Allen & Unwin)
  10. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: April

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day (Grant Brinkworth & Pennie Taylor, Macmillan)
  3. Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies (Kitty Flanagan, Allen & Unwin)
  4. The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet (Grant Brinkworth & Pennie Taylor, Macmillan)
  5. Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia (Clive Hamilton, Hardie Grant)
  6. Monash’s Masterpiece (Peter FitzSimons, Hachette)
  7. The Busy Mum’s Guide to Weight Loss (Rhian Allen, Plum)
  8. Shannon’s Kitchen (Shannon Kelly White, Penguin)
  9. Chyka Home: Seasonal Inspiration for a Life of Style (Chyka Keebaugh, Hardie Grant)
  10. Lunch Box (Pete Evans, Plum)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018
Period covered: 1 April to 28 April 2018
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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