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Australian bestsellers in September: ‘Scrublands’ and ‘The Barefoot Investor’ remain at the top

Australian fiction bestsellers: September

Australian crime-thrillers are currently dominating the local bestsellers chart, with Chris Hammer’s debut novel Scrublands at the top of the fiction bestsellers chart for September following its release a month earlier. Other crime-thrillers in the top 10 are Christian White’s The Nowhere Child, Michael Robotham’s The Other Wife and Caroline Overington’s The Ones You Trust. Second on the chart is The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which Echo publisher Angela Meyer says has sold over 101,000 copies since its release in late January. Among the new entries in the chart are recent releases from bestselling commercial fiction authors Kate Morton (The Clockmaker’s Daughter) and Fiona Palmer (Sisters and Brothers); and a modern Australian classic that has been re-released to coincide with a film adaptation, Madeleine St John’s Ladies in Black.

  1. Scrublands (Chris Hammer, Allen & Unwin)
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  3. The Nowhere Child (Christian White, Affirm Press)
  4. The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Kate Morton, Allen & Unwin)
  5. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins)
  6. The Other Wife (Michael Robotham, Hachette)
  7. The Ones You Trust (Caroline Overington, HarperCollins)
  8. Sisters and Brothers (Fiona Palmer, Hachette)
  9. Ladies in Black (film tie-in) (Madeleine St John, Text)
  10. The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty, Pan)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: September

‘Australia’s sweetheart’, singer and actress Olivia Newton-John’s memoir Don’t Stop Believin’ is one of the new entries in the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart for September. Another celebrity memoir with international appeal is Australian TV presenter Osher Gunsberg’s Back, After the Break, a ‘powerful, dark, funny and heartwrenching memoir about life, love and living with mental illness’.

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley & Sons)
  2. Winx (Trevor Marshallsea, ABC Books)
  3. Tries, Lies and Meat Pies (Sam Thaiday, Ebury)
  4. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Olivia Newton-John, Viking)
  5. Back, After the Break (Osher Gunsberg, HarperCollins)
  6. Working Class Boy (film tie-in) (Jimmy Barnes, HarperCollins)
  7. Leather Soul (Bob Murphy, Nero)
  8. Working Class Man (Jimmy Barnes, HarperCollins)
  9. Best Foot Forward (Adam Hills, Hachette)
  10. Monash’s Masterpiece (Peter FitzSimons, Hachette)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018 (Period covered: 19 August to 15 September)

Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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