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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...

Goodrem memoir debuts at number two 

24 May 2021
The 13th Bad Guys book is back at number one, with last week's bestselling title Bluey: My Mum is the Best slipping out of the top 10 entirely. New to...

Williams, Pape top 2021 YTD Australian charts 

19 May 2021
Pip Williams’s lockdown bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words—which was number six on the overall Australian fiction bestsellers chart in 2020—has risen to number one in the chart for the...

Bluey tops Mother’s Day charts 

17 May 2021
In the week leading up to Mother's Day Bluey: My Mum is the Best was both the best- and fastest-selling title in Australia, pushing the latest Bad Guys book down...

‘Bad Guys Episode 13’ jumps to number one 

10 May 2021
After debuting in 11th spot last week, Aaron Blabey's latest 'Bad Guys' book has jumped to number one on the bestsellers chart, knocking Bluey: My Mum is the Best down to...

Bluey defeats Dog Man for top spot 

3 May 2021
Bluey is back on top of the bestsellers chart, with search-and-find book Where's Bluey? knocking the latest Dog Man book down to second spot after a two-week run at number...

Dog Man stays at number one 

26 April 2021
The latest Dog Man book, Mothering Heights, by Dav Pilkey is at the top of the bestsellers chart for the second week in a row. Bluey: Where’s Bluey? And Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome...

Dog Man replaces Bluey at number one 

19 April 2021
After four consecutive weeks in the top spot, Bluey: Easter Fun! has fallen out of the top 10 bestsellers chart entirely, making way for the latest Dog Man book, Mothering Heights. New to...

Hull memoir debuts at number seven 

12 April 2021
With school holidays in full swing across most of the country, Bluey books are dominating the bestsellers chart, with Bluey: Easter Fun! at number one for the fourth week in...

Children’s books dominate charts 

6 April 2021
In the week before Easter and the start of school holidays, children's books are dominating the charts, with kids titles making up eight out of the top 10 bestsellers. At...

New Coben debuts at number two 

29 March 2021
Bluey: Easter Fun! remains at number one on the bestsellers chart his week, trailed by Harlen Coben's latest thriller The Win, which has debuted in second spot. The latest books by...

‘Bluey: Easter Fun!’ tops charts 

22 March 2021
Bluey: Easter Fun! has reached number one the Australian bestsellers chart, with last week's number one, Beyond Order, slipping to sixth spot. Debuting at number three is this week's highest new...

Five new releases debut in top 10 

15 March 2021
After two weeks at number one A Court of Silver Flames has slipped down to seventh spot on the bestsellers chart, replaced by Beyond Order, the sequel to Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules...

Easter books climb charts 

9 March 2021
A Court of Silver Flames is spending its second consecutive week at the top of the bestsellers chart after debuting at number one last week. At number two is Bluey: Easter Fun!,...

Bestselling Australian adult titles 2020 

4 March 2021
For the second year running, Boy Swallows Universe and The Barefoot Investor have come out on top as the year's overall bestselling Australian books in their respective categories, with The Barefoot Investor the...

‘Bridgerton’ dominates charts 

22 February 2021
Novels that have been recently adapted for screen are topping the bestseller charts as Jane Harper's The Dry remains at number one and Julia Quinn's historical romance series 'Bridgerton', originally...

‘Bridgerton’ tops fastest movers chart 

15 February 2021
The Dry is back at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart this week, relegating last week's number one, The Fast 800 Easy, to third spot. Meanwhile, two new thrillers have...

Cookbooks top all three charts 

8 February 2021
Cookbooks are dominating the charts this week, with The Fast 800 Easy, this week's fastest selling title, back at number one in the overall top 10, and Air Fryer Express...

‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’ cracks 100k 

18 January 2021
In a bestsellers milestone this week, Affirm Press reports Pip Williams's novel The Dictionary of Lost Words has reached sales of over 100,000 copies across its two formats in the...

‘The Dry’ becomes first number one of 2021 

11 January 2021
After six weeks at number one on the bestseller chart and being named the top Australian Christmas bestseller for 2020 by Nielsen, Barack Obama's A Promised Land has slipped down to...

Nat’s What I Reckon debuts at number four 

14 December 2020
For the third week running, Barack Obama's A Promised Land is at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, while new to the top 10 is YouTube personality Nat's What I...

‘A Promised Land’ debuts at number one 

30 November 2020
Barack Obama's highly anticipated memoir A Promised Land has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, after selling over 887,000 copies in the US on its first day. Obama's book...

Bluey Christmas books top charts 

23 November 2020
After debuting at number two last week, picture book Bluey: Verandah Santa is this week's bestselling title, ending the three-week number one run of The 130-Storey Treehouse, which is now in...