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‘The Secret Runners of New York’ tops Australian YA bestsellers chart

Matthew Reilly’s dystopian time-travel thriller The Secret Runners of New York leads the Australian YA bestsellers chart for July, unseating the film tie-in edition of Colin Thiele’s classic children’s book Storm Boy, which has dropped to third place. Jay Kristoff has two new titles in the chart: Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1, the first book in a new sci-fi series written with ‘Illuminae Files’ writing partner Amie Kaufman; and Dev1at3: Lifel1k3 2. Heather Morris makes her debut in the YA chart with a young adult edition of her bestselling novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Australian YA bestsellers: July

  1. The Secret Runners of New York (Matthew Reilly, Macmillan)
  2. Aurora Rising: The Aurora Cycle 1 (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Allen & Unwin)
  3. Storm Boy (Colin Thiele, New Holland Publishers)
  4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz YA Edition (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  5. Dev1at3: Lifel1k3 2 (Jay Kristoff, Allen & Unwin)
  6. Akarnae (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  7. Vardaesia (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  8. Four Dead Queens (Astrid Scholte, Allen & Unwin)
  9. Whisper (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)
  10. Raelia (Lynette Noni, Pantera Press)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 30 June to 27 July 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


Category: Think Australian Junior Bestsellers