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‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ and ‘The Barefoot Investor for Families’ top Australian charts

Liane Moriarty’s latest novel Nine Perfect Strangers has debuted at number one in the Australian fiction bestsellers chart, while three of her previous titles—The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty—are back in the top 10. Also new in the chart are Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief; and The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham, best known for The Dressmaker.

Australian personal finance author Scott Pape has unseated his long-running number-one bestseller The Barefoot Investor with his follow-up, The Barefoot Investor for Families. The latter recently broke the record for first-week sales in Australian nonfiction. Other new entries in the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart include journalist Leigh Sales’ Any Ordinary Day, which explores how ordinary people endure unthinkable events; Clementine Ford’s Boys Will Be Boys, a book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from the author of Fight Like a Girl; and comedian and Instagram parody star Celeste Barber’s Challenge Accepted!.

Australian fiction bestsellers: October

  1. Nine Perfect Strangers (Liane Moriarty, Macmillan)
  2. The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Kate Morton, Allen & Unwin)
  3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  4. Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak, Picador)
  5. The Year of the Farmer (Rosalie Ham, Picador)
  6. The Husband’s Secret (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  7. Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  8. Truly Madly Guilty (Liane Moriarty, Pan)
  9. Ladies in Black (film tie-in) (Madeleine St John, Text Publishing)
  10. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: October

  1. The Barefoot Investor for Families (Scott Pape, HarperCollins)
  2. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  3. Any Ordinary Day (Leigh Sales, Hamish Hamilton)
  4. The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet (Pennie Taylor, Michael Conlon & Tony Bird, Macmillan)
  5. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Olivia Newton-John, Viking)
  6. Boys Will be Boys (Clementine Ford, Allen & Unwin)
  7. Challenge Accepted! (Celeste Barber, HarperCollins)
  8. I Quit Sugar (Sarah Wilson, Macmillan)
  9. Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths (Eddie Woo, Macmillan)
  10. Working Class Boy (film tie-in) (Jimmy Barnes, HarperCollins)

© Nielsen BookScan 2018
Period covered: 16 September to 13 October
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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