WHAT WE READ

The top-selling books since 1990:

  1. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
  5. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
  9. Solomon’s Song, Bryce Courtenay*
  10. The Potato Factory, Bryce Courtenay*
  11. 4 Ingredients, Kim McCosker and Rachel Bermingham*
  12. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
  13. The Liver Cleansing Diet, Sandra Cabot*
  14. Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
  15. From Strength to Strength, Sara Henderson*
  16. Four Fires, Bryce Courtenay*
  17. The Blue Day Book, Bradley Trevor Grieve*
  18. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray
  19. Wild Swans, Jung Chang
  20. Tommo and Hawk, Bryce Courtenay*
  21. Matthew Flinders’ Cat, Bryce Courtenay*
  22. The Cook’s Companion, Stephanie Alexander*
  23. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  24. Your Mortgage and How to Pay it Off in Five Years, Anita Bell*
  25. Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
  26. Brother Fish, Bryce Courtenay*
  27. The Footrot Flats series, Murray Ball
  28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
  29. Spotless, Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming*
  30. Guinness World Records (every year)
  31. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  32. The Persimmon Tree, Bryce Courtenay*
  33. The Secret, Rhonda Byrne*
  34. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
  35. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  36. Bridget Jones’ Diary, Helen Fielding
  37. The Bride Stripped Bare, Nikki Gemmell*
  38. The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, Manny Noakes*
  39. Whitethorn, Bryce Courtenay*
  40. Wicked, Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings*

*Australian

Source: Australian Publishers Association and Nielsen BookScan