Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

  1. Plots and Prayers by Niki Savva
  2. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  3. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
  4. Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2019 Program by Open House Melbourne
  5. Quarterly Essay 74: The Prosperity Gospel – How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost by Erik Jensen
  6. Born at the Right Time: A Memoir by Ron McCallum
  7. Songs by Don Walker
  8. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  9. Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
  10. The White Girl by Tony Birch

There is a distinct Australian flavour to the latest round of bestsellers at Readings with books by Niki Savva, Bruce Pascoe, Trent Dalton, Erik Jensen, Don Walker, Ron McCallum and Tony Birch all making the list. At number one is Savva’s Plots and Prayers, the riveting inside story on the Liberal Party’s leadership spill mid-last year, when Malcolm Turnbull’s abrupt fall from grace captivated the country.

Those with an interest in the architecture and design of this remarkable, thriving city will be fascinated by the upcoming Open House Melbourne weekend on 27–28 July, the program of which is on last week’s bestsellers list. For one weekend only, the remarkable buildings of Melbourne will be open to tours with the public. And from mid-month to early August, Open House Melbourne will be hosting a plethora of talks and lectures on architecture, design and much more. Readings is the exclusive bookseller for the program, which you can purchase here.

Readers have also connected with Born at the Right Time: A Memoir, Professor Ron McCallum’s moving and insightful memoir of being born blind, and the rich, full life he has lived. Endearing and inspiring, McCallum has always lived his life with his glass half full, overcoming social awkwardness and physical mishaps to become a law professor at a prestigious university, as well as chairing a committee for the United Nations. And for Australian music history fans, Don Walker’s Songs can’t be missed. With a foreword by Jimmy Barnes, Walker’s memoir explores a songwriting career that spans forty years with razor-sharp storytelling.

Plots and Prayers

Plots and Prayers

Niki Savva

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