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Childs climb to first 

19 November 2021
After two weeks as runner up, Lee and Andrew Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, Better off Dead, has prised top spot from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s 143-Storey Treehouse, which...

Barnes, Bluey books into top ten 

12 November 2021
There’s not a lot of change at the pointy end of this week’s bestseller charts—it’s still the latest books by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, and Lee and Andrew Child,...

Child, Kinney debut at two and three 

5 November 2021
The latest Jack Reacher thriller (Better Off Dead, Lee & Andrew Child) and Wimpy Kid picture book (#16, Big Shot) have debuted at second and third spot respectively on this...

New Treehouse debuts in top spot 

29 October 2021
For the second week in a row, a new title has debuted as the overall bestseller—this time, it’s Andy Griffith and Terry Denton’s latest instalment in the ‘Treehouse’ series. Last...

New Reilly novel debuts in top spot 

22 October 2021
Matthew Reilly’s latest novel, The One Impossible Labyrinth, has debuted at number one on this week’s bestsellers chart, ending the four-week streak of Liane Moriarty’s Apples Never Fall in top...

Grohl’s ‘The Storyteller’ debuts at number two 

15 October 2021
Liane Moriarty's novel Apples Never Fall is spending its fourth consecutive week at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, followed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's memoir The Storyteller,...

Sales and Crabb enter top 10 at number two 

8 October 2021
All of this week’s five highest new entries have cracked the top 10 overall bestsellers list, as the Christmas big names begin to hit the shelves. Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest, Ottolenghi...

Moriarty debuts at number one 

27 September 2021
Liane Moriarty’s latest novel Apples Never Fall has debuted in the top spot on this week’s bestseller charts, pushing Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You down to number two....

Williams, Pape top Aus bestseller charts YTD 

22 September 2021
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams has topped the Australian fiction bestsellers for the year to date (YTD), selling more than 66,000 copies in 2021 so far, edging...

Rooney debuts in top spot 

17 September 2021
Sally Rooney’s latest novel Beautiful World, Where Are You? has debuted at top spot on this week’s bestseller charts. Another novel, J D Robb’s Forgotten in Death, debuted in third...

Jamie Oliver moves to top spot 

10 September 2021
After debuting in tenth spot last week, Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook, Together, has risen to first place on the overall bestsellers charts. There are no books debuting inside the top...

Bluey Father’s Day titles top charts 

3 September 2021
Two Bluey picture books celebrating dads are in first and second spot on the overall bestsellers chart, ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday. Elsewhere, Jamie Oliver has returned with a...

TikTok trends see Hoover and Reid in top 10 

30 August 2021
The rise of TikTok’s #BookTok hashtag has seen Colleen Hoover’s 2016 romance novel It Ends With Us and Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2017 historical fiction The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo...

‘The Labyrinth’ enters top 10 at number two 

2 August 2021
Amanda Lohrey’s 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner The Labyrinth has entered the top 10 bestsellers chart at number two and is subsequently this week’s fastest moving title, while Anh...

Wolf Girl remains at number one 

26 July 2021
Anh Do’s Across the Sea: Wolf Girl 5 remains at number one on the bestsellers chart for the second week in a row, followed by Aaron Blabey’s Pig the Monster,...

New Wolf Girl reaches number one 

19 July 2021
Children’s books and adult thrillers dominate the charts for this week. Anh Do’s Across the Sea: Wolf Girl 5 is this week’s fastest moving title, climbing to number one in...

‘She’s on the Money’ debuts at number one 

28 June 2021
Financial self-help is back in Australia’s bestsellers chart with podcaster and financial adviser Victoria Devine’s She’s on the Money debuting at number one and Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor re-entering...

Second Clinton novel debuts at number two 

21 June 2021
Adult fiction continues to dominate the Australian bestsellers chart, making up eight of the top 10 titles. Nora Roberts's Legacy is spending its second consecutive week at number one, while Bill...

Adult fiction dominates chart 

15 June 2021
After months of the Australian bestsellers chart being dominated by children's fiction, the top five books on the chart this week are all adult fiction titles. Nora Roberts's new standalone...

Latest ‘Seven Sisters’ novel debuts at number one 

7 June 2021
Irish author Lucinda Riley's latest novel The Missing Sister—the seventh instalment in her 'Seven Sisters' series—has debuted at number one the Australian bestsellers chart, becoming the first adult book since...