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‘Boy Swallows Universe’ and ‘The Barefoot Investor’ top Australian charts

A new paperback edition of Trent Dalton’s multi-award-winning novel Boy Swallows Universe is at the top of the Australian fiction bestsellers chart for April. Three new releases have also debuted in the top 10: Natasha Lester’s The French Photographer, inspired by the true story of a Vogue model who became one of the first female war photojournalists; Tricia Stringer’s Something in the Wine, a rural romance set among the vineyards of Western Australia’s Margaret River; and Without a Doubt, a new crime novel from Fleur McDonald.

Vicki Laveau-Harvie’s Stella Prize win has sent her memoir The Erratics into the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart for the first time. Other new entries include Three Birds Renovations, with tips from home renovating and styling trio Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless and Lana Taylor; and Teen Brain by David Gillespie, which explores the effects of technology on teens and sets out rules to help parents manage screen time.

Australian fiction bestsellers: April

  1. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  3. Nine Perfect Strangers (Liane Moriarty, Macmillan)
  4. The French Photographer (Natasha Lester, Hachette)
  5. Something in the Wine (Tricia Stringer, Mira)
  6. The Rosie Result (Graeme Simsion, Text Publishing)
  7. Without a Doubt (Fleur McDonald, Allen & Unwin)
  8. The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Penguin)
  9. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  10. The Scholar (Dervla McTiernan, HarperCollins)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: April

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. Easy Keto (Pete Evans, Plum)
  3. The Erratics (Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Fourth Estate)
  4. Dark Emu (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala Books)
  5. Three Birds Renovations (Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless & Lana Taylor, Murdoch Books)
  6. Any Ordinary Day (Leigh Sales, Hamish Hamilton)
  7. Teen Brain (David Gillespie, Macmillan)
  8. The Barefoot Investor for Families (Scott Pape, HarperCollins)
  9. Diary of a Crap Housewife (Jessica Rowe, Allen & Unwin)
  10. Kochie’s 11-Step Money Plan for a Better Life (David Koch, Macmillan)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 7 April to 4 May 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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