Last week’s top ten bestsellers

  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  2. Australian Notebooks by Betty Churcher
  3. Stoner by John Williams
  4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
  5. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
  6. By Its Cover by Donna Leon
  7. I Quit Sugar for Life: 148 Recipes + Meal Plans for Families and Solos by Sarah Wilson
  8. Piranesi’s Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia by Colin Holden
  9. Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders
  10. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

With the Stella Prize due to be announced tomorrow (hurrah!) it feels only fitting that our top seller for last week should be by a woman. If you haven’t yet read Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch - a haunted odyssey through present-day America - then the coming wintery months are the perfect time to snuggle down with this brick of a novel.

Other books on our list include Jennifer Saunders’s memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, Donna Leon’s latest addition to her Commissario Brunetti crime series By Its Cover and Colin Holden’s gorgeous exploration of the majestic works of eighteenth-century Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi Piranesi’s Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia.