Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
January 29, 2011 Saturday
Top 10 Bestsellers
1 Jasper Jones Craig Silvey, Allen & Unwin, $23.99. A hot Australian summer changes a teenager’s life. (20 weeks on list)
2 The Finkler Question Howard Jacobson, Bloomsbury, $32.99. Booker Prize winner on male friendship and being Jewish.
3 The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney, Puffin, $14.95. Book five in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid children’s series.
4 Life Keith Richards, Hachette, $49.99. Sex, drugs and rock music in the Stone’s memoir.
5 Freedom Jonathan Franzen, Fourth Estate, $32.99. An American nuclear family starts to unravel.
6 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest Stieg Larsson, Quercus, $24.95. Disgraced journalist searches for missing woman.
7 The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson, Quercus, $24.95.
8 The King’s Speech Mark Logue & Peter Conradi, Quercus, $29.95. How King George VI was saved from his stammer.
9 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson, Quercus, $24.95.
10 The Hundred-Foot Journey Richard C. Morais, Allen & Unwin, $27.99. A tale of rivalry – both culinary and cultural – set in France.
Data supplied by Nielsen BookScan’s book sales monitoring system from 1000 retailers nationwide.