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

Beach reads and healthy eating titles are ubiquitous on the Australian bestsellers charts in the aftermath of Christmas, and this is reflected in January’s bestsellers. Liane Moriarty’s latest novel Nine Perfect Strangers continues to top the fiction bestsellers chart, joined by a mix of historical fiction (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Pearl Thief), literary fiction (Boy Swallows Universe) and lots of crime-fiction and thrillers (The Lost Man, Call Me Evie, Bye Bye Baby, Gone by Midnight)—because who says beach reads have to be one particular thing?

In the nonfiction bestsellers chart, Scott Pape’s guides to household finance The Barefoot Investor and The Barefoot Investor for Families are joined by The CSIRO Healthy Gut DietThe Nude Nutritionist, and two new books on the ketogenic diet (Easy Keto and The Keto Diet Cookbook).

Australian fiction bestsellers: January

  1. Nine Perfect Strangers (Liane Moriarty, Macmillan)
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  3. The Lost Man (Jane Harper, Macmillan)
  4. Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak, Picador)
  5. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins)
  6. Call Me Evie (J P Pomare, Hachette)
  7. The Pearl Thief (Fiona McIntosh, Michael Joseph)
  8. Bye Bye Baby (Fiona McIntosh, Michael Joseph)
  9. Gone by Midnight (Candice Fox, Bantam)
  10. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: January

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. The Barefoot Investor for Families (Scott Pape, HarperCollins)
  3. Any Ordinary Day (Leigh Sales, Hamish Hamilton)
  4. The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet (Pennie Taylor, Michael Conlon & Tony Bird, Macmillan)
  5. Easy Keto (Pete Evans, Plum)
  6. Dark Emu (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala Books)
  7. The Land Before Avocado (Richard Glover, ABC Books)
  8. The Keto Diet Cookbook (Scott Gooding, Hachette)
  9. Mutiny on the Bounty (Peter FitzSimons, Hachette)
  10. The Nude Nutritionist (Lyndi Cohen, Murdoch)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 6 January to 7 February 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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