Australia's 15 Top Selling Adult Fiction Books Feb 2022

 

We're feeling generous this week. Instead of a Top 10 we've made it a top 15.

Colleen Hoover dominates the top spots with Hanya Yanagihara's, author of the breakout book 'A Little Life', new book 'To Paradise' sneaking in at #15.

Our Book of the Month 'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo' by Taylor Jenkins Reid is #3 on the list.

Check out the full list below ūüĎá

 

1. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price. 

 

2. Verity by Colleen Hoover

A thriller guaranteed to keep you up all night, with a twist that will leave you reeling . . . The TikTok sensation that you'll recommend to everyone you know. Sublimely creepy with a true Hoover pulse. Readers have been waiting for a thriller like this for years. Brilliantly fresh, punchy, clever and superbly entertaining . . . It's no wonder Verity is the book everyone is talking about

 

3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The entrancing story of a reclusive Hollywood starlet as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine ‚Äď from the bestselling author of¬†Daisy Jones & The Six.

 

 

4. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

The NYT No. 1 bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers once again expertly peels away the layers of seemingly tranquil suburbia.

 

5. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us, a heart-wrenching love story that proves attraction at first sight can be messy.
 
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

 

6. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.

Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist...The Love Hypothesis has wild commercial appeal but the quieter secret is that there is a specific audience, made up of all of the Olives in the world, who have deeply, ardently waited for this exact book. Funny, sexy and smart.

 

7. Dune by Frank Herbert

Before The Matrix, before Star Wars, before Ender's Game and Neuromancer, there was Dune: winner of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards, and widely considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written.

 

8. Something to Hide by Elizabeth George

A hugely complex and entertaining novel - Star Pick*, The Times Crime Club Elizabeth George delivers another intelligent, intricate mystery - New York Times Superlative . . . This is a memorable addition to [the Inspector Lynley] series

 

9. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation. Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable. They sold out arenas from coast to coast.

This is the story of their incredible rise- the desire, the rivalry - and the music.

Then, on 12 July 1979, Daisy Jones and the Six split up.

 

10. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

 

11. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Written with the same emotional depth and keen insight that made Colleen Hoover's It Ends with Us and Ugly Love instant New York Times bestsellers. All Your Perfects is a powerfully moving story about a broken couple whose future hinges on promises made in the past, reminding us that the enduring power of love is the ultimate saviour.

 

12. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

 

13. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

NEMESIS [n] 1) A long-standing rival; an arch-enemy 2) A person's undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton, baker-of-cakes, exemplary assistant and professional 'nice girl', is waging war. She's got the whole office on her side - except for tall, dark and charmless Joshua Templeman. He's been nothing but hostile since the moment they met and now it feels like nothing matters as much as taking him down.

 

14. Invisible by Danielle Steel

In this extraordinary novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of a woman who must decide the price of pursuing her passion, and whether it is possible to stay true to herself while she does. When destiny shines the spotlight on you, do you stay . . . or run?

A tale of fame and love, in all its forms, in Invisible, from the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

 

15. To Paradise by Hanya Yanaghira

The eagerly anticipated novel from Hanya Yanagihara, a brilliant exploration of inclusion and exclusion, race and empire, sexuality and disease, love and family.

In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist's damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him-and solve the mystery of her husband's disappearances. These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another.

 

List Summary:

1. It Ends With Us

2. Verity

3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

4. Apples Never Fall

5. Ugly Love

6. The Love Hypothesis

7. Dune

8. Something to Hide

9. Daisy Jones and The Six

10. Where the Crawdads Sing

11. All Your Perfects

12. The Song of Achilles

13. The Hating Game

14. Invisible

15. To Paradise

 

© Nielsen BookScan 2022. Week Ending 29/01/2022.



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