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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...

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...