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

Australian fiction bestsellers: May

Much-loved Australian novelist Tim Winton tops the fiction charts this month with The Shepherd’s Hut, but his 2008 novel Breath is back in the top 10 at number six, thanks to a film adaptation of the novel that is currently screening in Australian cinemas.

  1. The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton)
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo)
  3. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland, HarperCollins)
  4. Someone Like You (Karly Lane, A&U)
  5. The Jade Lily (Kirsty Manning, A&U)
  6. Breath (Tim Winton, Penguin)
  7. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  8. A Country Mile (Mandy Magro, Mira)
  9. The Paris Seamstress (Natasha Lester, Hachette)
  10. Truly, Madly, Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers

Books for parents never go out of fashion, and the nonfiction top 10 this month features several: a diet book for busy mums; a guide to ‘taking care of your bump, your baby and yourself’ by Bec Judd, the wife of a well-known Australian Rules footballer; an updated edition of Steve Biddulph’s bestselling Raising Boys; and The Motherhood, a collection of letters from many high-profile mothers to their earlier selves on the topic of motherhood.

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. The Busy Mum’s Guide to Weight Loss (Rhian Allen, Plum)
  3. Monash’s Masterpiece (Peter FitzSimons, Hachette)
  4. CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day (Grant Brinkworth & Pennie Taylor, Macmillan)
  5. Life Force (Barry du Bois & Miguel Maestre, Echo)
  6. Raising Boys in the Twenty-first Century (Steve Biddulph, Finch)
  7. Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies (Kitty Flanagan, A&U)
  8. Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country (Marcia Langton, Hardie Grant Travel)
  9. The Baby Bible (Bec Judd, A&U)
  10. The Motherhood (Jamila Rizvi, Viking)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018
Period covered: 29 April to 26 May 2018
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide

 

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