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‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top Australian charts

Australian fiction bestsellers: June

Heather Morris’ novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz—based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, who met his future wife while working as a tattooist at the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau—has returned to the top of the Australian fiction bestsellers chart in June. Another World War II-set story has also entered this month’s bestsellers in third spot: James Moloney’s The Love That I Have tells the story of a young German girl working in the mailroom of Sachsenhausen concentration camp, who begins to read and rescue the prisoners’ letters she has been ordered to burn.

  1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  2. The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton)
  3. The Love That I Have (James Moloney, HarperCollins)
  4. Force of Nature (Jane Harper, Pan)
  5. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland, HarperCollins)
  6. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  7. Into the Night (Sarah Bailey, Allen & Unwin)
  8. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  9. The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  10. Breath (Tim Winton, Penguin)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: June

Rising star writer Bri Lee’s nonfiction book Eggshell Skull is one of the newcomers in this month’s Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart. Lee’s book explores the Australian legal system through the prism of her own experiences as the daughter of a policeman, a law student, a judge’s associate and finally as a complainant in her own case. Another new entrant in the chart is Australian entertainer and radio presenter Tanya Hennessy’s ‘A-Z guide to adulting’ Am I Doing This Right?

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. Raising Boys in the Twenty-First Century (Steve Biddulph, Finch Publishing)
  3. The Busy Mum’s Guide to Weight Loss (Rhian Allen, Plum)
  4. Am I Doing This Right? (Tanya Hennessy, Allen & Unwin)
  5. Monash’s Masterpiece (Peter FitzSimons, Hachette)
  6. Eggshell Skull (Bri Lee, Allen & Unwin)
  7. CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day (Grant Brinkworth & Pennie Taylor, Macmillan)
  8. Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country (Marcia Langton, Hardie Grant Travel)
  9. Slow Cooker Central Kids (Paulene Christie, ABC Books)
  10. The Low Carb Kitchen (Herron Books)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018
Period covered: 27 May to 23 June 2018
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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