Alain de Botton argues that the secular world can learn a range of lessons from religion in his book Religion for Atheists (Penguin). The book is at the top of the bestsellers chart as well as the fastest movers chart this week. Second on the bestsellers chart is J D Robb’s crime-fiction novel Celebrity in Death (Hachette) followed by James Patterson’s Private: No. 1 Suspect (Century). The classic versions of all three books in Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games‘ trilogy (Scholastic) dominate this week’s fastest movers chart with The Hunger Games in second on the chart followed by Catching Fire in third, and Mockingjay in fourth. 11th Hour (Century), James Patterson’s latest Women’s Murder club novel, is first on the highest new entries chart–Weekly Book Newsletter.
Cooking sensation Jamie Oliver will be touring part of the country in March, catching up with his Ministry of Food mobile kitchens in Logan and Ipswich before heading to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for a series of live shows. With Jamie Oliver mania hitting the country, it is no wonder that Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals (Michael Joseph) is currently sitting in second place on both the bestsellers chart and the fastest movers chart. Meanwhile, James Patterson’s Private: No. 1 Suspect (Century) continues to top the bestsellers list while the film tie-in edition of Suzanne Collins’ YA novel The Hunger Games (Scholastic) is topping the fastest movers list. J D Robb’s Celebrity in Death (Hachette) is top of the highest new entries chart followed by Robert Ludlum and Paul Garrison’s Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Command (Hachette) in second and Jill Mansell’s A Walk in the Park (Hachette) in third place–Weekly Book Newsletter.
CIA-trained assassin Mitch Rapp has been working through a list to eliminate the men responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians. But, the hunted men become aware that someone is hunting them and soon set a trap that finds Rapp wounded and fighting for his life, out of the control of his CIA handlers. Kill Shot (Vince Flynn, S&S), the latest in the ‘American Assassin’ thriller series, is at the top of the fastest movers chart this week, followed by A Crown Imperilled (Raymond E Feist, HarperVoyager), the second book in the latest ‘Riftwar Cycle’ fantasy trilogy. Private: No. 1 Suspect (Century) is again at the top of the bestsellers chart, followed by Lauren Kate’s Fallen in Love (Doubleday) in second, and Jeff Kinney’s Cabin Fever (Puffin) in third place. The film tie-in edition of Suzanne Collins’ YA novel The Hunger Games (Scholastic) is top of the highest new entries chart–Weekly Book Newsletter.
James Patterson’s latest book in the ‘Private’ series, Private: No. 1 Suspect (Century), finds Jack Morgan, founder of the world’s best investigation agency, Private, in the spotlight as the number one suspect in the murder of his former lover. While Morgan fights to clear his name, he must also fend off the mob by recovering millions of dollars lost in stolen pharmaceuticals and discreetly investigate a string of murders at a luxury hotel chain at the behest of the chain’s beautiful owner. The book tops both the bestsellers and fastest movers chart this week. Lauren Kate’s Fallen in Love (Doubleday), featuring four intertwining love stories and set in medieval England on Valentine’s Day, is also on both the bestsellers and fastest movers chart, in second place. A Crown Imperilled (Raymond E Feist, HarperVoyager), the latest release in the ‘Riftwar Cycle’ fantasy trilogy, is top of the highest new entries chart–Weekly Book Newsletter.