While some things were a given in bookselling this week, like the continued domination of Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, and adult colouring books, we welcomed three new books, easily three of the most anticipated books of 2015, into our top ten.
What's most interesting about these new books is that for two of them, the authors who either wrote the book or originally created the series that the new book continues are longer alive.
Vale, Terry Pratchett and Stieg Larsson. Posthumous publication is never easy for readers, but we thank you for leaving your remarkable stories with us.
Our top ten best-selling books for the week ending Saturday 29 August were:
1. The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
2. Make Me by Lee Child
3. Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
4. The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
5. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
6. The Little Book of Calm Colouring by David Sinden & Victoria Kay
7. Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrarons
8. The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
9. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Storming into our top ten in second place is Lee Child with Make Me
, Jack Reacher's twentieth outing in print. With nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there, Reacher finds himself in Mother's Rest and in possession of a cryptic note making reference to two hundred deaths. What follows is a thrilling and nail-biting quest into the heart of darkness.
There haven't been many books in recent years shrouded in as much controversy and drama as the fourth instalment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, The Girl in the Spider's Web
. It's been ten years since Stieg Larsson suddenly passed away after suffering a fatal heart attack, and the path to publication for this book has been anything but easy. We'd love to hear from you if you devoured it over the weekend!
The third new book in our top ten this week is from an author who needs no introduction. The Shepherd's Crown
is the 41st and final Discworld novel from the late Sir Terry Pratchett. The main character in the book is Tiffany Aching. a trainee witch who first appeared in The Wee Free Men
and whose growth into her job has been one of the many Discworld story arcs.