The 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2013

Here are our 100 bestselling books from the past year!

The list combines sales from all Readings shops and our website. Where possible, different editions of titles have been combined to reflect total sales of each title. The list includes all genres. It covers sales from 1 Jan 2013 to 31 December 2013.

100. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
99. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
98. Everyday by Karen Martini
97. Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years by Samantha Trenoweth
96. The Little Paris Kitchen: Classic French Recipes with a Fresh and Fun Approach by Rachel Khoo
95. The Circle by Dave Eggers
94. Ransom by David Malouf
93. The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
92. It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow & Julia Turshen
91. A Game of Thrones Book 1: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
90. Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek
89. The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
88. The Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang
87. The Golden Egg by Donna Leon
86. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford
85. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
84. An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
83. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
82. Police: A Harry Hole Thriller by Jo Nesbo
81. Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less by Jamie Oliver
80. Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World by Jane Caro
79. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
78. Just Between Us: Australian Writers Tell the Truth About Female Friendship edited by Maya Linden, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-Yu and Miriam Sved
77. Not Dead Yet: Labor’s Post-Left Future by Mark Latham
76. Raising Girls by Steve Biddulph
75. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
74. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
73. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
72. Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher
71. The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
70. High Sobriety: My Year without Booze by Jill Stark
69. Yours Truly: Women of Letters co-curated by Michaela McGuire & Marieke Hardy
68. Starting School by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker
67. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
66. Autobiography by Morrissey
65. The Memory Trap by Andrea Goldsmith
64. Art as Therapy by Alain De Botton & John Armstrong
63. A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (translated by Don Bartlett)
62. Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience edited by Shaun Usher
61. A Delicate Truth John Le Carr
60 The Dinner by Herman Koch (translated by Sam Garrett)
59 The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
58 Madness: A Memoir by Kate Richards
57 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
56 Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan by William Dalrymple
55 The Essential Leunig: Cartoons from a Winding Path by Michael Leunig
54 Flavours of Urban Melbourne by Jonette George
53 Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
52 Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny by Anna Goldsworthy
51. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki
50. One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
49. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
48. Once Upon a Slime by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton
47. The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond
46. Notebooks by Betty Churcher
45. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton
44. Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood
43. Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver
42. The 26-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
41. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
40. The Age Good Food Guide 2014 by Janne Aplegren & Roslyn Grundy
39. Cairo by Chris Womersley
38. The Age Good Food Under $30 by Simone Egger & Nina Rousseau
37. Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
36. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
35. Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
34. Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition by Ben Schott
33. All That I Am by Anna Funder
32. Inferno by Dan Brown
31. The Good Life by Hugh Mackay
30. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
29. The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee
28. Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport by Anna Krien
27. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
26. Dear Life by Alice Munro
25. The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting by Mimi Spencer, Michael Mosley
24. Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia by David Hunt
23. Coal Creek by Alex Miller
22. The Stalking of Julia Gillard: How the Media and Team Rudd Contrived to Bring Down the Prime Minister by Kerry-Anne Walsh
21. Murder in Mississippi by John Safran
20. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
19. The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell by David Marr
18. I Quit Sugar: 108 Sugar-free Recipes by Sarah Wilson
17. James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 by James Halliday
16. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
15. Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
14. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
12. The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
11. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi & Jonathan Lovekin

And, our top ten bestselling books for 2013 are….


10. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (Read our review.)
9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
8. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Read our review.)
7. Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser (Read our review.)
6. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Read our review.)
5. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
4. Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas (Read our review.)
3. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Read our review.)
2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Read our review.)
1. Eyrie by Tim Winton (Read our review.)

Our top ten includes six Australian authors, five female (one under a pseudonym!), a Man Booker prize winner, A Miles Franklin prize winner, two crime novels and a well-loved cookbook.

Tim Winton’s new novel Eyrie takes the number one spot with three of the most talked-about books in the Australian literature scene close behind: Graeme Simsion’s very funny romantic comedy The Rosie Project, Hannah Kent’s heart-wrenching historical novel Burial Rites, and Christos Tsiolkas' dissection of Australian attitudes Barracuda.

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