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Buy Irish This Summer! The Irish Bestseller List

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Article by Site Editor © 20 July 2013 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists · News for Writers ).
The Magdalen, Marita Conlon McKenna

Rather shockingly this week, there are only two Irish authors in the Top 10 – Sheila O’Flanagan with Things We Never Say and Marita Conlon McKenna’s The Magdalen, a re-release of her 1999 number one bestselling adult novel, with a new forward for 2013. The picture is slightly better in the top 20, with seven author featuring. If you’re looking for a summer read, think Irish first!

For anyone who missed The Magdalen on it’s first release, the novel tells the story of Esther Doyle, a young Irish girl growing up in a small fishing community in Connemara in the 1950s. Her existance is horribly changed when she becomes pregnant and is sent to the home for fallen women in Dublin, the Magdalen Laundry…

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 13th July 2013
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian Phoenix 1,546
2 Racketeer,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 831
3 Things We Never Say O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 794
4 Guilty Wives Patterson, James Arrow Books 689
5 And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini, Khaled Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 686
6 Criminal:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Arrow Books 682
7 Inferno:(Robert Langdon Book 4) Brown, Dan Bantam Press 644
8 Unseen:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Century 569
9 Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns Weisberger, Lauren Harper 520
10 Magdalen,The Conlon-McKenna, M Bantam Books 509
11 I Wished for You Huberman, Amy Penguin Books 506
12 Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of t Jonasson, Jonas Hesperus Press Ltd 418
13 Game of Thrones,A:A Song of Ice and Fire# Martin, George R. R. HarperVoyager 406
14 Fault in Our Stars,The Green, John Penguin Books 403
15 Hunger:Sean Kelly: The Autobiography Kelly, Sean Peloton Publishing 384
16 Transatlantic McCann, Colum Bloomsbury Publishing 380
17 Since You’ve Been Gone Knight, Anouska Mills & Boon 362
18 Entwined with You:A Crossfire Novel Day, Sylvia Penguin Books 329
19 City of Bohane Barry, Kevin Vintage 318
20 Frisky Business Murphy, Clodagh Hachette Books Ireland 307

Top 10 titles by category

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 13th July 2013
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian Phoenix 1,546
2 Racketeer,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 831
3 Guilty Wives Patterson, James Arrow Books 689
4 Criminal:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Arrow Books 682
5 Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns Weisberger, Lauren Harper 520
6 Magdalen,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Bantam Books 509
7 I Wished for You Huberman, Amy Penguin Books 506
8 Fault in Our Stars,The Green, John Penguin Books 403
9 Since You’ve Been Gone Knight, Anouska Mills & Boon 362
10 Entwined with You:A Crossfire Novel Day, Sylvia Penguin Books 329
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Things We Never Say O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 794
2 And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini, Khaled Bloomsbury Publishing 686
3 Inferno:(Robert Langdon Book 4):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Bantam Press 644
4 Unseen:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Century 569
5 Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonasson, Jonas Hesperus Press Ltd 418
6 Transatlantic McCann, Colum Bloomsbury Publishing 380
7 Herbalist,The Boyce, Niamh Penguin Ireland 294
8 Kill Room,The:Lincoln Rhyme Series Deaver, Jeffery Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 249
9 Storyteller,The Picoult, Jodi Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 222
10 Con Law Gimenez, Mark Sphere 210
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Get Your Sh!t Together:Your Prescription for a Simpler Life Field, Ruth Sphere 244
2 My Journey Stynes, Jim Penguin Books 177
3 Seven Deadly Sins:My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong Walsh, David Simon & Schuster Ltd 160
4 Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman, Daniel Penguin Books 160
5 Message of Hope from the Angels,A Byrne, Lorna Coronet Books 155
6 Kick Against the Pricks,A:The Autobiography Norris, David Transworld Ireland 138
7 We’ll Meet Again:Irish Deathbed Visions – Who You Meet When You Die Keane, Colm Capel Island 134
8 Staring at Lakes: A Memoir of Love, Melancholy and Magical Thinking Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 130
9 Run Fat Bitch Run Field, Ruth Sphere 106
10 Ma, I’ve Reached for the Moon an I’m Hittin the Stars Long, Martha Mainstream Publishing 94
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Hunger:Sean Kelly: The Autobiography Kelly, Sean Peloton Publishing 384
2 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 141
3 Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism,The Higashida, Naoki Sceptre 113
4 Calm the Soul:A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer Poor Clares Galway Hachette Books Ireland 86
5 Irish History:Minipedia S. Parragon Book Service 77
6 Rick Stein’s India Stein, Rick BBC Books 72
7 Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions,The Dobelli, Rolf Sceptre 64
8 Keep Calm Sure I’ll be Grand:Keep Calm Summersdale Publishers 60
9 Goodfella My Autobiography Holt & Bellamy Trinity Mirror Sport Media 59
10 Isn’t it Well for Ye?:The Book of Irish Mammies O’Regan, Colm Transworld Ireland 53
Children’s
In Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak:Dork Diaries Russell, Rachel Renee Simon & Schuster Childre 216
2 Gone Grant, Michael Egmont Books 201
3 Disney Monsters University Copy Colouring Parragon Book Service 199
4 Horrid Henry’s Nightmare:Horrid Henry Simon, Francesca Orion Children’s Books 196
5 Cabin Fever:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 188
6 Gangsta Granny Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’s 188
7 Catching Fire:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 182
8 Mockingjay:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 179
9 Hunger Games,The:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 176
10 Disney Monsters University Classic Storybook Parragon Book Service 168