Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

  1. Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2018 program
  2. The Fireflies of Autumn by Moreno Giovannoni
  3. The Nowhere Child by Christian White
  4. The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
  5. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
  6. Teacher by Gabbie Stroud
  7. Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton
  8. The Barefoot Investor (2018 updated edition) by Scott Pape
  9. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  10. The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis

The Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2018 program sits at the top of our bestsellers list this week. This program features everything you need to plan your Open House Melbourne Weekend. This free event runs over 28 and 29 July, and offers the public a chance to explore the city’s most historic and significant buildings.

Our bestsellers list also includes three Australian fiction debuts. The Fireflies of Autumn is a richly imaginative work for lovers of folktales. The Nowhere Child is an electrifying thriller about a Melbourne woman who gets caught up in a decades-old missing child case. Boy Swallows Universe is a story of brotherhood, first love, family, and growing up in 1980s Australia.

We were delighted to chat with the author of Boy Swallows Universe, the award-winning journalist Trent Dalton, on the latest episode of the Readings Podcast. Have a listen here.

Also proving popular last week were two new memoirs from Australian figures: Teacher by Gabbie Stroud and The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis. Don’t forget that if you buy a copy of Karapanagiotidis’s book in July, Readings will donate $2 from your purchase to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.