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‘The Other Wife’ and ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top Australian charts

Australian fiction bestsellers: July

Mega-selling author Michael Robotham’s latest crime-thriller The Other Wife has debuted at the top of the Australian fiction bestsellers chart for July. It’s joined in the top 10 by three other June releases: Christian’s White’s debut thriller The Nowhere Child; Liz Byrski’s A Month of Sundays, about an online book club whose members meet face-to-face for the first time; and Trent Dalton’s debut novel Boy Swallows Universe, a coming-of-age story set against the street-level drug trade in 1980s Brisbane. The two debut novels have attracted significant international buzz, with The Nowhere Child selling into numerous territories prior to publication and Boy Swallows Universe securing a global publishing deal with HarperCollins.

  1. The Other Wife (Michael Robotham, Hachette)
  2. The Nowhere Child (Christian White, Affirm Press)
  3. A Month of Sundays (Liz Byrski, Macmillan)
  4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  5. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins)
  6. The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton)
  7. Force of Nature (Jane Harper, Pan)
  8. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  9. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  10. The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty, Pan)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: July

A new edition of Bruce Pascoe’s multi-award-winning nonfiction book Dark Emu has entered the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart for July. Dark Emu argues against the ‘hunter-gather’ history of Aboriginal Australians with evidence that Aboriginal people across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing. Pascoe, who was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature earlier this year, is currently writing an Indigenous travel guide book for Hardie Grant Travel.

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. Teacher (Gabbie Stroud, Allen & Unwin)
  3. Monash’s Masterpiece (Peter FitzSimons, Hachette)
  4. The Busy Mum’s Guide to Weight Loss (Rhian Allen, Plum)
  5. Dark Emu (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala Books)
  6. Am I Doing This Right? (Tanya Hennessy, Allen & Unwin)
  7. Winging It (Emma Isaacs, Macmillan)
  8. The Nourishing Cook (Leah Itsines, Macmillan)
  9. Eggshell Skull (Bri Lee, Allen & Unwin)
  10. CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day (Grant Brinkworth & Pennie Taylor, Macmillan)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018
Period covered: 24 June to 21 July 2018
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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