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Irish Bestsellers 1 September 2018

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 8 September 2018 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

Whilst the usual suspects continue to dominate, there are a few new movers this week. In the Children’s Top 10, in particular, we have a new no. 1 with Dave Pilkey and Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas which you have to love just for the terrible pun in the title! Dog Man has also made it into the Top 10 overall, which is quite an achievement for Children’s books these days. We also have the return of Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, The Outsiders by S. E. Linton and Trash by Andy Mulligan, as well as An Triail by Mairead Ni Ghrada: all possible results of back-to-school book-buying? And we’re delighted to see the return of the Treehouse! Andy Griffiths is back with The 104-Storey Treehouse and that’s gone straight into the Children’s Top 10.

In other news, Deliciously Ella is back in the charts with her new book; whilst Deliciously Ella: The Plant Based Cookbook managed to knock Jamie Oliver’s Jamie Cooks Italy off the top spot over in the UK, she wasn’t quite so high-ranking here, getting to no. 5 in the Hardback Non-Fiction (but still leaving Jamie a few spaces behind!).

This week’s featured book is the newest release by Sally Rooney whose followup top her incredibly popular debut Conversations with Friends has received rave reviews. Normal People was released in paperback just a couple of days before the compilation of these charts and is straight into no. 4 in the overall Top 20. Here’s the blurb:

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years.

This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person’s life – a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us – blazingly – about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. Alternating menace with overwhelming tenderness, Sally Rooney’s second novel breathes fiction with new life.

And now the charts, starting as always with the Top 20 overall and wrapping up with the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 1st September 2018
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Grp 1,248
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 1,140
3 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 900
4 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 870
5 To Kill A Mockingbird Lee, Harper Random House Grp 776
6 Of Mice and Men Steinbeck, John Penguin Grp 752
7 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 724
8 100 Poems Heaney, Seamus Faber Grp 639
9 Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas Pilkey, Dav Scholastic Ltd. Grp 630
10 Secrets of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 586
11 Stranger in the House,A Lapena, Shari Transworld Grp 584
12 Pieces of Her Slaughter, Karin HarperCollins Grp 559
13 Ladder to the Sky,A Boyne, John Transworld Grp 555
14 President is Missing,The Clinton, President Bill & Patterson, Jam Random House Grp 518
15 Origin Brown, Dan Transworld Grp 514
16 Letters to My Daughters Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland Grp 445
17 An Triail Ghrada, Mairead Ni Other Publisher Groups 436
18 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Grp 432
19 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 430
20 World’s Worst Children 3,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 402

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 1st September 2018
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 1,248
2 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 900
3 To Kill A Mockingbird# Lee, Harper Arrow Books 776
4 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Books Ltd 752
5 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Books Ltd 724
6 Stranger in the House,A Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 584
7 Origin Brown, Dan Corgi Books 514
8 Letters to My Daughters Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 445
9 An Triail Ghrada, Mairead Ni An Gum 436
10 Conversations with Friends Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 401
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 1,140
2 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 870
3 Secrets of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Zaffre Publishing 586
4 Pieces of Her Slaughter, Karin HarperCollins Publishers 559
5 Ladder to the Sky,A Boyne, John Doubleday 555
6 President is Missing,The Clinton, President Bill & Patterson, Jam Century 518
7 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 432
8 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 384
9 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Books 306
10 Skin Deep Nugent, Liz Penguin Ireland 264
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 430
2 Sapiens Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 373
3 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 369
4 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Harari, Yuval Noah Jonathan Cape 346
5 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Tramp Press 281
6 Playboy of the Western World,The Synge, J. M. The Mercier Press Ltd 248
7 Blood Brothers Russell, Willy Methuen Drama 177
8 Building A Bridge Martin, James HarperOne 176
9 House of Trump, House of Putin Unger, Craig Bantam Press 167
10 Emotional Resilience Barry, Harry Orion Spring 166
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 100 Poems Heaney, Seamus Faber & Faber 639
2 Shoemaker and his Daughter,The O’Clery, Conor Doubleday Ireland 307
3 Clearing the Hurdles McGowan, Joe Liberties Press 291
4 12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Allen Lane 266
5 Deliciously Ella The Plant-Based Cookbook Mills, Ella Yellow Kite 240
6 To Light A Fire On The Earth Allen, John L. & Barron, Father Robert Listening Library 224
7 Good News Bible (GNB) Catholic Edition Bible:2017 British & Foreign Bible Societ 185
8 Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness,The Flynn, David & Flynn, Stephen Penguin Ireland 182
9 Jamie Cooks Italy Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 182
10 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 145
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 630
2 World’s Worst Children 3,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 402
3 Wonder Palacio, R. J. Corgi Childrens 345
4 Outsiders,The:The Originals Hinton, S. E. Penguin Books Ltd 336
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 265
6 Private Peaceful Morpurgo, Michael HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 226
7 Midnight:Skulduggery Pleasant Landy, Derek HarperCollins 224
8 104-Storey Treehouse,The Griffiths, Andy Macmillan Children’s Books 189
9 Trash Mulligan, Andy Definitions 171
10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 148
# Combined Editions

 


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