Bestsellers this week

Jamie’s 30-minute Meals (Jamie Oliver, Michael Joseph), an instructional cookbook designed for the time-poor chef, is still at the top of the bestsellers chart this week, followed by Jodie Picoult’s novel Sing you Home (A&U) in second, and Charlaine Harris’  Dead Reckoning (Hachette), in third. Singer Shania Twain’s autobiography, From this Moment on (HarperCollins), is top of the highest new entries chart followed by YA fantasy novel, The Throne of Fire (Rick Riordan, Puffin). The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan (Peter Clifton, Penguin), a guidebook to prevention and control of Type 2 diabetes, is top of the fastest movers chart this week–Weekly Book Newsletter.

Bestsellers this week

Caleb’s Crossing (Geraldine Brooks, HarperCollins), a novel inspired by Caleb Cheeshahteamauk, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, is top of the fastest movers chart this week. The story explores the crossing of cultures through the unlikely friendship between Bethia, the strong-willed daughter of a minister, and Caleb, the son of the chieftain of the Wampanoag Tribe. Dead Reckoning, the eleventh book in the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) Series, is top of the highest new entries chart and third on the bestsellers chart this week. Jamie’s 30-minute Meals (Jamie Oliver, Michael Joseph), has moved up to the top of the bestsellers chart overtaking Sing you Home (Jodi Picoult, A&U), which is in second place–Weekly Book Newsletter.

Bestsellers this week

Leading up to Mother’s Day, Donna Hay’s cookbook, A Cook’s Guide (HarperCollins), compiled from a decade’s worth of the best ‘How to cook’ columns from the ‘Donna Hay Magazine’, is top of the fastest movers chart this week. Caleb’s Crossing (HarperCollins), a novel inspired by the story of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, by Pulitzer winning author Geraldine Brooks, is at the top of the highest new entries chart, followed by Lars Kepler’s latest crime-fiction novel The Hypnotist (Blue Door). At home on the bestsellers chart for several weeks now, Jodie Picoult’s Sing You Home (A&U) is still in first place followed by another title often seen on the bestsellers chart in recent weeks, Michael Connelly’s The Fifth Witness (A&U)–Weekly Book Newsletter.

Bestsellers this week

The top two spots on the bestsellers chart are taken up by Sing you Home (Jodie Picoult, A&U), in first place, and Land of the Painted Caves (Jean M Auel, Hachette), in second. City of Fallen Angels (Cassandra Clare, Walker Books), the latest book in the ‘Mortal Instruments’ series, is third on the bestsellers chart and is at the top of the fastest movers chartThe Fifth Witness (A&U), Michael Connelly’s latest crime thriller featuring defense attorney Micky Haller, is fourth on the bestsellers chart and in first place on the highest new entries chart. Leading up to the Royal wedding, children’s book Kate the Royal Wedding Fairy (Daisy Meadows, Hachette) is in fifth place on the highest new entries chartWeekly Book Newsletter.

Most mentioned this week

Tristan and Grace are staring at death while trapped in a car wreck in Bernard Beckett’s August (Text), and with little hope of rescue the stories of their lives are told, revealing how they met and the truth behind the cause of their crash. In Jane Sullivan’s Little People (Scribe), impoverished governess Mary Ann rescues what she thinks is a child from the Yarra River. However, it isn’t a child at all, but a member from the troupe of midgets on their 1870 tour of Australia. In the book When Horse Became Saw (Penguin), Anthony Macris describes his family’s journey as their son is diagnosed with autism and the difficult decisions they had to make. Jodi Picoult’s Sing You Home (A&U) is a story of contemporary relationships and the consequences when love and desire collide with science and the law. Finally, Yellowcake (A&U) is Margo Lanagan’s collection of 10 short stories for young adults. All five books received equal mentions this week–Media Extra.