Welcome to 2016, Booklovers!
We hope that you all had a happy and safe Christmas and new year, and that you were able to read a good book or two in your down time.
We're all ready for another fun year of reading brilliant books, and we hope you are too because there are some absolute blockbusters coming this year.
We will be sharing our top picks for 2016 with you over the coming weeks, but for now let's just look at what books made it into the first top ten list of 2016.
Our top ten best-selling books for the week ending Saturday 2 January were:
1. The Dressmaker: Film Tie-In Edition by Rosalie Ham
2. The Lake House by Kate Morton
3. Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 10) by Jeff Kinney
4. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
5. Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
6. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
7. Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
8. The Official Harry Potter Colouring Book
9. My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels Book 1) by Elena Ferrante
10. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
We're thrilled to see Rosalie Ham's extraordinary novel in top spot this week. The Dressmaker, both in print and on screen, is a delight and it makes us very happy indeed that so many readers are being exposed to the novel, which is quite remarkable since it was first published in 2000. If you haven't yet picked up the book, it's part of our 3 for the price of 2 promotion that is running during January.
Speaking of the 3 for the price of 2 promotion, one book also in the promotion that everyone seems to be talking about is appearing in our top ten for the first time this week: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, the first book in the Neapolitan Novels quartet. A great many of you online talk of your #FerranteFever, and we're glad that Dymocks Booklovers are experiencing the fever for themselves.
In other news, somehow there are still people in Australia who haven't bought a colouring book by Johanna Basford (all three of her available books are in our top ten this week) or who haven't read The Girl on the Train. We don't know who you people are, but we would like to know where you have been hiding.