1. The Beast’s Garden, Kate Forsyth
  2. New Philosopher 9 : Property
  3. The Gospel Album, Gurrumul
  4. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
  5. Landfalls, Naomi J Williams
  6. Secret Paris: Colouring for Mindfulness, Zoé de Las Cases
  7. The Distant Marvels, Chantel Acevedo
  8. Bull Mountain, Brian Panowich
  9. The Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George
  10. Warrior, Libby Connors


A slightly belated bestseller list this week, but a great one nonetheless. Leading the way is Kate Forsyth, who launched her terrific new novel The Beast’s Garden at Avid last week, and what a terrific event it was!

It’s great also to see some new titles on the list, including the new issue of the always-popular New Philosopher magazine, and the very stylish Secret Paris colouring book. Keeping with the theme is Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, which Fiona absolutely adored, and we’re happy to hear so many of you have also enjoyed it.

secret paris

It’s back to work for us, but keep on reading, and stay tuned later in the week for the second part of our guide to The Avid Reader Reader’s Festival!