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‘Khaki Town’ and ‘488 Rules for Life’ top Australian charts

The Australian fiction and nonfiction bestsellers charts have two new chart-toppers: Judy Nunn’s WWII novel Khaki Town, set in northern Australia on the brink of Japanese invasion, and comedian Kitty Flanagan’s comic guide to modern behaviour, Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life. Khaki Town is one of eight new titles in the Australian fiction bestsellers chart for October. Also debuting in the top 10 are: Cilka’s Journey, the sequel to Heather Morris’ mega-bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz (also still in the top 10); new thrillers from Christian White (The Wife and the Widow) and Chris Hammer (Silver); new novels from two Stella Prize-winners Charlotte Wood (The Weekend) and Heather Rose (Bruny); and contemporary fiction from Di Morrissey (The Last Paradise) and Tricia Stringer (The Model Wife).

Australian fiction bestsellers: October

  1. Khaki Town (Judy Nunn, William Heinemann)
  2. Cilka’s Journey (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  3. The Wife and the Widow (Christian White, Affirm Press)
  4. The Last Paradise (Di Morrissey, Macmillan)
  5. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins)
  6. Silver (Chris Hammer, Allen & Unwin)
  7. The Weekend (Charlotte Wood, Allen & Unwin)
  8. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo Publishing)
  9. Bruny (Heather Rose, Allen & Unwin)
  10. The Model Wife (Tricia Stringer, HQ Fiction)

Australian nonfiction bestsellers: October

  1. Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life (Kitty Flanagan, Allen & Unwin)
  2. The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, John Wiley)
  3. When All is Said & Done (Neale Daniher, Macmillan)
  4. Dark Emu (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala Books)
  5. 4 Ingredients Keto (Kim McCosker, 4 Ingredients)
  6. Week Light (Donna Hay, Fourth Estate)
  7. The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Quick & Easy (Grant Brinkworth & Penny Taylor, Macmillan)
  8. Dustin Martin (Dustin Martin, Hardie Grant Books)
  9. Easy Keto (Pete Evans, Plum)
  10. Your Own Kind of Girl (Clare Bowditch, Allen & Unwin)

© Nielsen BookScan 2019
Period covered: 6 October to 2 November 2019
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide


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