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Our top twenty best-selling books this week 28 September edition

You're a very stable bunch, Booklovers, and we mean that with respect. 

We had every intention of returning to a top ten this week. That was the plan until we looked over the top ten and noticed that beyond the books sitting in first and second place switching order, the books that came in from third to eighth didn't budge.

That's quite impressive. 

A newly-published book jumped into the top ten, but like last week the more exciting movement was further down the list. Two Australian autobiographies have become best-sellers in their first week of publication, and two editions of the same book are also in the top twenty. Which books are they? Read on to find out.

Our top twenty best-selling books for the week ending Saturday 26 September were:


1.     The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
2.     Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
3.     Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
4.     Make Me by Lee Child
5.     The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
6.     Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland by Millie Marotta
7.     Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom by Millie Marotta
8.     The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
9.     Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith
10.    The Tournament at Gorlan: Book 1 Ranger's Apprentice The Early Years by John Flanagan
11.    Reckoning by Magda Szubanski
12.    The Mindfulness Colouring Book by Emma Farrons
13.    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
14.    The Martian by Andy Weir
15.    Animorphia by Kerby Rosanes
16.    Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
17.    The Martian FTI by Andy Weir
18.    Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover
19.    Guinness World Records 2016 
20.    Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver

Wilbur Smith returns with his 36th novel Golden Lion, which continues the Courtney family series and is listed as a direct sequel to Birds of Prey. You may not know this, but Wilbur Smith actually has a significant fan base in Italy. It was reported in 2014 that over 120 million copies of Smith's books had been sold worldwide, with 24 million sold in Italy alone. 

Magda Szubanski and ABC radio presenter Richard Glover both had new books published last week, both of which appear in our top twenty this week. Magda will be touring around Australia in October and will be visiting several Dymocks stores. To see if she will be visiting near you, check out her tour schedule here

Finally, because clearly a little bit of Matt Damon never goes astray, both the original edition and the film tie-in edition of The Martian are in the top twenty. While we often prefer the original covers of books that are adapted for film, we think this one looks excellent. The Martian opens in cinemas around Australia this Thursday.

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Posted by Global Administrator on 28/09/2015