Wine and murderous prisons have made way for treehouses, fools, and Michael Robotham's spectacularly chilling writing in our top ten this week.
In a spectacular few days for children's fiction, Andy Griffiths smashed Australian sales records
for The 65-Storey Treehouse
to become the fast-selling Australian book this decade, selling over 7,000 copies in Dymocks stores alone in under a week.
Our top ten best-selling books for the week ending Saturday 15 August were:
1. The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
2. Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
3. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
4. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
5. The Little Book of Calm Colouring by David Sinden & Victoria Kay
6. Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrarons
7. Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta
8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
9. Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
10. Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham
Kings Andy and Terry will no doubt stay firmly attached to the top of our best-seller list, but we are pleased to see a couple of new titles make their way into the top ten this week.
Robin Hobb's Fitz and the Fool series continues with Fool's Quest. George R.R. Martin says it is 'fantasy as it is ought to be written', and while we think that's a glowing endorsement, we wish he'd put his writing skills to use and maybe, you know, finish The Winds of Winter.
Another newcomer this week is the latest book in the Joe O'Loughlin series from Michael Robotham. Close Your Eyes sees Joe reluctantly drawn to an investigation into the deaths of a mother and a child at a remote farmhouse.