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

Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe and Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz continue to hold on to the first and second spots in the Australian fiction bestsellers chart in June, with a new paperback edition of Jane Harper’s The Lost Man in third. The release of new paperback editions of Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers, Markus Zusak’s Bridge of Clay and Christian White’s The Nowhere Child have also propelled these bestsellers back into the charts. The only brand new titles in the top 10 are Maya Linnell’s debut rural fiction Wildflower Ridge, about a city girl forced to move back to her family farm; and Kayte Nunn’s The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant, which travels between 1950s and the present day England and concerns the discovery of hidden love letters. In nonfiction, the only new entry in the chart is the cookbook 4 Ingredients Keto (Kim McCosker, 4 Ingredients).

Australian fiction bestsellers: June

  1. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  3. The Lost Man (Jane Harper, Pan)
  4. Nine Perfect Strangers (Liane Moriarty, Macmillan)
  5. Wildflower Ridge (Maya Linnell, Allen & Unwin)
  6. The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan)
  7. Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak, Picador)
  8. The Nowhere Child (Christian White, Affirm Press)
  9. The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant (Kayte Nunn, Hachette)
  10. Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty, Pan)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: June

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

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 2­–29 June 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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