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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...

New Bluey Christmas titles debut in top 10 

16 November 2020
The 130-Storey Treehouse is spending its third consecutive week at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, managing to stave off Bluey for the top spot. The new Bluey picture book...

25th Jack Reacher novel debuts at number two 

9 November 2020
The 10th book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's 'Treehouse' series is spending its second week at number one on the bestsellers chart after debuting there last week. It's trailed...

Latest Treehouse book debuts at number one 

2 November 2020
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s latest book in their Treehouse series, The 130-Storey Treehouse, has debuted in top spot on this week’s bestsellers chart. The title is ahead of a...

Bestsellers: new Reilly debuts at number one 

26 October 2020
Matthew Reilly's sixth Jack West Jr novel, The Two Lost Mountains, has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, bumping All Our Shimmering Skies down to number two after two...

Bestsellers: New Harper debuts at number one 

5 October 2020
Jane Harper's fourth thriller The Survivors has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, shifting last week's number one debut down to second spot. Also new to the...

Bestsellers: New ‘Dog Man’ takes top spot 

21 September 2020
After spending a week in the top spot, Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook has slipped to number two, replaced by Dav Pilkey's latest 'Dog Man' children's graphic novel, Grime and Punishment....

Bestsellers: New Ottolenghi debuts at number one 

14 September 2020
Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, trailed by Dav Pilkey's latest 'Dog Man' children's graphic novel at number two. This week's top...

Bestsellers: 100-year-old Jaku reaches number one 

7 September 2020
The Happiest Man on Earth, the memoir by 100-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, has reached number one on the Australian bestsellers chart five weeks after debuting at number one on...

Bestsellers: ‘Midnight Sun’ debuts at number one 

17 August 2020
Stephenie Meyer's highly anticipated novel Midnight Sun—which tells the story of Meyer's 'Twilight' saga from the perspective of vampire protagonist Edward—has debuted at number one on the Australian bestseller chart, selling...

Bestsellers: Latest Robotham debuts at number two 

10 August 2020
As Bluey: Big Backyard spends its third consecutive week at the top of the Australian bestsellers chart, Michael Robotham's latest thriller is this week's highest new entry, making its debut...

Bestsellers: ‘The Yield’ cracks top 10 

3 August 2020
Bluey: Big Backyard is spending its second consecutive week at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, while Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's Women and Leadership has moved up one spot...