Williams, Pape top 2021 YTD Australian charts

Williams, Pape top 2021 YTD Australian charts

19 May, 2021

Pip Williams’s lockdown bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words—which was number six on the overall Australian fiction bestsellers chart in 2020—has risen to number one in the chart for the year-to-date. Meanwhile, Jane Harper has an impressive five titles in the Australian fiction top 10, with a film adaptation of her debut crime novel The Dry drawing new readers to her work.

After four consecutive years at the top of the Australian nonfiction bestsellers chart, Scott Pape’s guide to household finance The Barefoot Investor remains the title to beat, leading the nonfiction top 10 for 2021 so far. It’s followed by 100-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku’s memoir The Happiest Man on Earth, and Kim McCosker’s The Easiest Air Fryer Book Ever!—one of two cookbooks on air frying in the nonfiction top 10.

Australian fiction bestsellers YTD

The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams, Affirm) 35,017 copies
The Dry (film tie-in) (Jane Harper, Pan) 33,199 copies
The Survivors (Jane Harper, Pan) 30,789 copies
Honeybee (Craig Silvey, A&U) 25,041 copies
Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins) 24,927 copies
The Dry (Jane Harper, Pan) 23,089 copies
All Our Shimmering Skies (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins) 22,655 copies
The Lost Man (Jane Harper, Pan) 15,448 copies
Force of Nature (Jane Harper, Pan) 12,665 copies
The Chase (Candice Fox, Bantam) 10,706 copies

Australian nonfiction bestsellers YTD

The Barefoot Investor (Scott Pape, Wiley) 40,891 copies
The Happiest Man on Earth (Eddie Jaku, Macmillan) 38,930 copies
The Easiest Air Fryer Book Ever! (Kim McCosker, 4 Ingredients) 30,743 copies
Phosphorescence (Julia Baird, HarperCollins) 19,700 copies
Air Fryer Express (George Georgievski, Plum) 14,987 copies
Dark Emu (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala) 12,073 copies
The Resilience Project (Hugh van Cuylenburg, Penguin Life) 11,807 copies
Un-cook Yourself (Nat’s What I Reckon, Ebury) 10,024 copies
Emotional Female (Yumiko Kadota, Viking) 9199 copies
Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong (Cameron Bloom & Samantha Bloom, ABC Books) 8366 copies

© Nielsen BookScan 2021 Period covered: 3 January 2021 to 1 May 2021
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1500 retailers nationwide

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