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Irish Bestsellers 10th July 2021

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Welcome back to another week in the charts, and we have some new entries this week! At the top of the Top 20 is, no surprise, David Walliams holding on to his spot with MegaMonster but right behind him is John Connolly with a new book, The Nameless Ones, which also grabs no. 6 with an alternative format as well as no. 1 in Original Fiction. At the other end of the Top 20 are new books from Nick Foster, Murder at Roaringwater, and Christy Lefteri with Songbirds so there’s a great range for both fiction and non-fiction fans this week!

The Non-Fiction charts are very much about looking after yourself – not surprising, given recent months. For physical health, Trisha’s 21-Day Reset by Trisha Lewis is right up at no. 2 in Paperback Non-Fiction while in Hardback we’ve got the newest offering from everybody’s favourite fitness freak, Joe Wicks with Joe’s Family Food at no. 8. If you’re in peak condition but your mental health needs a bit of work, perhaps you’re one of the many who’ve bought Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King (Paperback, no. 9), Mind Full: Unwreck your head, de-stress your life by Dermot Whelan (Paperback, no. 7) or Awaken Your Power Within by Gerry Hussey (Paperback, no. 3).

Finally, this week is a great week for Matt Haig who has a double whammy with no. 4 in the Top 20, The Midnight Library also taking no. 1 in Mass Market Fiction, and – this week’s featured book – no. 3 in the Top 20 and no. 1 in Paperback Non-Fiction, The Comfort Book. Matt Haig’s a tireless advocate for mental health support so it’s great to see him get those two no. 1’s in one week! Here’s the blurb for The Comfort Book:

Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive

It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learned while we are at our lowest. But then we never think about food more than when we are hungry and we never think about life rafts more than when we are thrown overboard.

The Comfort Book is a collection of consolations learned in hard times and suggestions for making the bad days better. Drawing on maxims, memoir and the inspirational lives of others, these meditations celebrate the ever-changing wonder of living. This is for when we need the wisdom of a friend or a reminder we can always nurture inner strength and hope, even in our busy world.

A book of timeless comfort for modern minds.

And now this week’s charts, with the Top 20 followed by the Top 10 in each category. Have a great weekend!

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 10th July 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp2,317
2Nameless Ones,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton Grp1,869
3Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp1,156
4Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp831
5Trisha’s-21 Day-Reset:3 weeks to kick-start your weight-loss journeyLewis, TrishaGill Group777
6Nameless Ones,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton Grp740
7RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadPenguin Grp676
8Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp671
9False WitnessSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Grp665
10Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland Grp602
11Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp602
12Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp590
13Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp588
14Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp580
15Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Grp563
16Wildflowers of Ireland,The:A Field GuideDevlin, ZoeGill Group546
17SongbirdsLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr517
18Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books Grp514
19They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Grp513
20Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp484
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 10th July 2021
Mass Market Fiction
1Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books831
2Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 671
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair588
4HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press374
5Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC355
6Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books334
7Once Upon a Time in HollywoodTarantino, QuentinOrion330
8Shuggie BainStuart, DouglasPicador293
9Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,The:A NovelReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster254
10Vanishing Half,TheBennett, BritDialogue Books248
Original Fiction
1Nameless Ones,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton1,869
2False WitnessSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers665
3Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review563
4SongbirdsLefteri, ChristyManilla517
5Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc484
6Moon Over Kilmore Quay,TheHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers449
7President’s Daughter,TheClinton, President Bill & Patterson, JamCentury442
8SnowflakeNealon, LouiseManilla440
9Missing Sister,The:The Seven SistersRiley, LucindaMacmillan321
10SuspectsPearse, LesleyMichael Joseph319
Paperback Non Fiction
1Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books913
2Trisha’s-21 Day-Reset:3 weeks to kick-start your weight-loss journeyLewis, TrishaGill Books777
3Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland602
4Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland590
5Wildflowers of Ireland,The:A Field GuideDevlin, ZoeGill Books546
6Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books514
7Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books449
8Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books320
9Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd309
10Surrounded by Idiots:The Four Types of Human BehaviourErikson, ThomasVermilion252
Hardback Non Fiction
1RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadSandycove676
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press602
3Comfort Book,The:A hug in book formHaig, MattCanongate Books243
4Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press165
5Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell154
6Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books124
7Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRider & Co107
8Joe’s Family Food:100 Delicious, Easy Recipes to Enjoy TogetherWicks, JoeBluebird105
9What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan89
10Beyond Order:12 More Rules for LifePeterson, Jordan B.Allen Lane79
1MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins2,317
2Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.580
3They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo513
4Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin408
5Summer I Robbed A Bank,TheO’Doherty, DavidPuffin392
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin331
7Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.307
8Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird293
9We Were LiarsLockhart, E.Hot Key Books289
10Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic262
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