The 100 Bestselling Books at Readings in 2010

As the year comes to a close we thought it would be interesting to share our top hundred bestselling books from 2010 with you. It’s an interesting list and Readings customers have excellent taste because the following list is all killer, no filler.

100. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
99. Journey by Tony Blair
98. The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel
97. Trust by Kate Veitch
96. Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs by Malcolm Fraser and Margaret Simons
95. Inheritance by Nicholas Shakespeare
94. The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
93. Overheard by Oslo Davis
92. La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair With Italy And The Most Enchanting Language In The World by Dianne Hales
91. The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson
90. 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists by Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk
89. The Cheeky Monkey: Writing Narrative Comedy by Tim Ferguson
88. The Norseman’s Song by Joel Deane
87. Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents by Tony Judt
86. The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt
85. Free to a Good Home by Catherine Deveny
84. Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones
83. Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg and William Shakespeare
82. Sew La Tea Do: 25 Favourite Things to Sew by Pip Lincolne
81. The Bird King and Other Sketches by Shaun Tan
80. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
79. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
78. The Case of the Pope by Geoffrey Robertson
77. Ripailles: Traditional French Cuisine by Stephane Reynard
76. Wall and Piece by Banksy
75. Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström
74. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
73. The Boat by Nam Le
72. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
71. The Power Of The Actor: The Chubbuck Technique by Ivana Chubbuck
70. The Romantic by Kate Holden
69. Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace With Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
68. Otherland: A Journey With My Daughter by Maria Tumarkin
67. Bereft by Chris Womersley
66. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
65. Into the Woods: The Battle For Tasmania’s Forests by Anna Krien
64. Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search For Everything by Elizabeth Gilbert
63. The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better For Everyone by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
62. The Australian Ugliness by Robin Boyd
61. The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis
60. Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carré
59. Imperial Bedrooms by Brett Easton Ellis
58. The Passage by Justin Cronin
57. Alone In Berlin by Hans Fallada
56. This is Shyness by Leanne Hall
55. Balance and Harmony: The Secrets Of Asian Cooking by Neil Perry
54. Thinking of Answers by A.C. Grayling
53. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
52. Quarterly Essay 40: Trivial Pursuit: Leadership and the End of the Reform Era by George Megalogenis
51. The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell
50. Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer
49. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
48. Hide and Seek Melbourne by Explore Australia
47. Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy
46. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
45. From Here to There by Jon and Jack Faine
44. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
43. The Party Thieves: The Real Story of the 2010 Election by Barrie Cassidy
42. Room by Emma Donoghue
41. A Question of Belief by Donna Leon
40. Here On Earth: An Argument for Hope by Tim Flannery
39. Truth by Peter Temple
38. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
37. Lovesong by Alex Miller
36. So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
35. Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean by Simon Winchester
34. Mindsight: Change Your Brain And Your Life by Daniel J Siegel
33. What’s Wrong With ANZAC? The Militarisation of Australian History by Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds
32. Sunday’s Kitchen by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan
31. The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
30. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide To Recovery by George Jelinek
29. The Age Good Food Guide 2011
28. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
27. James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2011 by James Halliday
26. Eric by Shaun Tan
25. Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
24. The Remarkable Life of Leonard Cohen by Anthony Reynolds
23. Quarterly Essay 39: Power Shift: Australia’s Future between Washington and Beijing by Hugh White
22. The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín
21. Requiem For a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change by Clive Hamilton
20. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
19. Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
18. The Guide to Ethical Supermarket Shopping 2010 by the Ethical Consumer Group
17. Life by Keith Richards
16. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
15. Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
14. Quarterly Essay 37: What’s Right? The Future of Conservatism in Australia by Waleed Aly
13. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
12. Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
11. The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
10. The Family Law by Benjamin Law
9. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
8. The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
7. Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor
6. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
5. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
4. Solar by Ian McEwan
3. How to Make Gravy by Paul Kelly
2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
1. Quarterly Essay 38: Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd by David Marr

qe The David Marr Quarterly Essay came at a pivotal moment in a crazy year of Australian politics. It wasn’t out for more than a few weeks when Kevin Rudd was deposed as Prime Minister. And it made - and still makes - for incredibly topical reading about our ex-PM and current Foreign Minister. Just last week David Marr won the Walkley Award for magazine feature writing for the essay. A critically acclaimed piece of work and a hugely popular one too.

This list of bestsellers is compiled from sales across all six Readings shops and the Readings website from the period of January 1 2010 to December 12 2010.

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