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

Trent Dalton’s multi-award-winning Boy Swallows Universe—now in the running for the Miles Franklin Literary Award—remains at the top of the Australian fiction bestsellers chart in May, while Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor shows no signs of relinquishing the top spot in the nonfiction chart. New entries in the fiction chart include Karly Lane’s rural romance Mr Right Now, the second book in the author’s ‘The Callahans of Stringybark Creek’ series, and Victoria Purman’s historical novel The Land Girls, which follows three women who join the Australian Women’s Land Army during World War II. Australia’s bestselling nonfiction writer Peter FitzSimons’ latest book The Catalpa Rescue is one of the new entries in the nonfiction chart; it tells the true story of a daring prison break in Australian history. Also new to the nonfiction chart are the science-based diet book CSIRO Protein Plus and Slow Cooker Central Family Favourites—just in time for the Australian winter.

Australian fiction bestsellers: May

  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. Mr Right Now (Karly Lane, Allen & Unwin)
  5. Something in the Wine (Tricia Stringer, Mira)
  6. Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak, Picador)
  7. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  8. The Land Girls (Victoria Purman, HQ Fiction)
  9. The French Photographer (Natasha Lester, Hachette)
  10. The Rosie Result (Graeme Simsion, Text Publishing)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: May

  1. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  2. CSIRO Protein Plus (Jane Bowen & Professor G Brinkworth, Macmillan)
  3. Dark Emu (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala Books)
  4. Easy Keto (Pete Evans, Plum)
  5. The Catalpa Rescue (Peter FitzSimons, Hachette)
  6. Any Ordinary Day (Leigh Sales, Hamish Hamilton)
  7. Slow Cooker Central Family Favourites (Paulene Christie, ABC Books)
  8. The Erratics (Vicki Laveau-Harvie, HarperCollins)
  9. The Barefoot Investor for Families (Scott Pape, HarperCollins)
  10. Australia Day (Stan Grant, HarperCollins)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 5 May to 1 June 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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