Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

  1. Growing Up Queer in Australia edited by Benjamin Law
  2. Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
  3. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
  4. Salt: Selected Stories and Essays by Bruce Pascoe
  5. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  6. The Trespassers by Meg Mundell
  7. The Sunday Story Club by Doris Brett and Kerry Cue
  8. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
  9. Women Kind: Unlocking the Power of Women Supporting Women by Kirstin Ferguson and Catherine Fox
  10. Banking Bad by Adele Ferguson

It was a week of wonderful Australian stories for our most recent round-up of bestsellers. In the top spot is Growing Up Queer in Australia, edited by Benjamin Law – essential reading for all Australians. To celebrate the release of this new anthology celebrating queer voices across the country, Readings will be donating $2 from every sale of the book to Minus 18, an organisation that champions rights for queer youth Australia-wide. Find out more about Minus 18 and the donations here.

For all readers who loved Dark Emu (number 5 on last week’s bestseller list), be sure to check out Salt: Selected Stories and Essays, Bruce Pascoe’s new collection of stories and essays showcasing his genius across a lifetime of work. Salt came in at number 4. In other exciting Australian release news, Meg Mundell’s The Trespassers was launched last week. This is a beguiling novel that explores the consequences of greed, the experience of exile, and the unlikely ways strangers can become the people we hold dear.

And for a book club without books, The Sunday Story Club by Doris Brett and Kerry Cue, which is number 7 on last week’s list, is a collection of real-life tales of love, loss, trauma and resilience. These are the stories that women tell one another, gathering in a lounge room once a month. An insightful reminder of what lies beneath the surface. And, finally, if you’re still a little lost on what happened with the Banking Royal Commission, look no further than journalist Adele Ferguson’s Banking Bad. This is a book that every Australian with a bank account should read.

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

$29.99Buy now

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