Last Week’s Top Ten Bestsellers

The release of Barracuda, a new novel by Christos Tsiolkas (author of The Slap) has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm by Readings customers - not to mention our staff! - leaping to the top spot on our bestsellers list.

Our Books Manager Martin Shaw says, ‘On the strength of Barracuda, there is not a more important writer working in Australia today.’

Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries and Tim Winton’s Eyrie continue to sell well, taking out number two and three spots respectively. Winton is speaking at the Melbourne Town Hall tonight in a special event co-presented by Readings and The Wheeler Centre. Read more information here.


  1. Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
  2. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  3. Eyrie by Tim Winton
  4. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  5. Autobiography by Morrissey
  6. Murder in Mississippi by John Safran
  7. Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince by David Marr
  8. Coal Creek by Alex Miller
  9. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
  10. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Also included are two other notable new releases from last week: Morrissey’s controversial and decisive Autobiography described ‘as maddening as the man himself’; and the long-awaited Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch in which, ‘Tartt captures the romantic intensity of adolescence, alienation and suffering beautifully’.

(And it’s worth noting that Readings favourite, Hannah Kent, has snuck back on the list with Burial Rites. If you haven’t read this one yet then we suspect it’s time you do so.)