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Irish Bestsellers 10th September 2022

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once upon a time in donnybrook

Welcome back to another week in the charts! Some great titles in the charts this week, including the newest release from Stephen King, Fairy Tale (no. 10 in the Top 20 and no. 7 in Original Fiction); Small Things Like These from Claire Keegan (no. 9 and no. 6 in Original Fiction); and Colleen Hoover is dominating the Top 20 this week with four entries: November 9 at no. 18, Ugly Love and Verity at 15 and 14 respectively, and of course, the number one spot with It Ends With Us. We’ve also got the intriguing title I’m Glad My Mom Died from Jennette McCurdy at no. 4 in Hardback Non-Fiction – more famously known as Sam from Sam and Cat which gave Ariana Grande her leap to fame.

However, it’s early September, the shops are getting seasonal, and that can only mean one thing – the countdown to Christmas is on! And in excellent timing, Ross O’Carroll Kelly is back with his latest dose of daft humour , Once Upon A Time In… Donnybrook. It’s been out since the very start of September and is here at no. 1 in Mass Market Fiction and no. 2 in the overall Top 20. Here’s the blurb:


Ireland, Ireland – no longer standing Dáil …

Leinster House had been burned to the ground. All that was left was a smouldering ruin and the blackened remains of an Irish flag.

The old man was trying to pin the blame on Brussels, but I knew the actual truth? Unfortunately, Sorcha was too angry with me for having sex with our daughter’s Irish teacher to listen.

But I had, like, other irons in the – pordon the pun – fire. I’d just become Head Coach of the Ireland rugby team – albeit, women.

The country might well have been focked. But very soon, we had everyone believing in fairy tales again.

And it all happened once upon a time in . . . Donnybrook

‘Ross is a national institution’ Irish Times

‘In a league of his own’ Business Post

And now this week’s charts with the Top 20 followed by the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 10th September 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp1,948
2Once Upon a Time in . . . DonnybrookO’Carroll-Kelly, RossPenguin Grp1,788
3Act of OblivionHarris, RobertRandom House Grp1,316
4Queen of Dirt Island,TheRyan, DonalTransworld Grp1,270
5Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,251
6Ink Black Heart,The:Cormoran Strike, Book 6Galbraith, RobertLittle, Brown Book Grp1,184
7Of Mice and MenSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Grp1,125
8Marriage Portrait,The:the breathtaking new novel from the No. 1 bestseO’Farrell, MaggieHeadline Grp1,096
9Small Things Like TheseKeegan, ClaireFaber Grp1,075
10Fairy TaleKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton Grp1,011
11Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp926
12Outsiders,The:The OriginalsHinton, S EPenguin Grp925
13One:Simple One-Pan WondersOliver, JamiePenguin Grp895
14VerityHoover, ColleenLittle, Brown Book Grp787
15Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp653
16ManifestNafousi, RoxiePenguin Grp595
17We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus Grp579
18November 9Hoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp483
19American Roommate Experiment,TheArmas, ElenaSimon & Schuster Grp471
20Day I Got Trapped In My Brain,TheHuberman, AmyScholastic Ltd. Grp466
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 10th September 2022
Mass Market Fiction
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd1,948
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,251
3Of Mice and MenSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 1,125
4Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd926
5VerityHoover, ColleenSphere787
6Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd653
7November 9Hoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd483
8American Roommate Experiment,TheArmas, ElenaSimon & Schuster Ltd471
9RoomDonoghue, EmmaPicador422
10FosterKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber363
Original Fiction
1Once Upon a Time in . . . DonnybrookO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove1,788
2Act of OblivionHarris, RobertHutchinson Heinemann1,316
3Queen of Dirt Island,TheRyan, DonalDoubleday Ireland1,270
4Ink Black Heart,The:Cormoran Strike, Book 6Galbraith, RobertSphere1,184
5Marriage Portrait,TheO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press1,096
6Small Things Like TheseKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber1,075
7Fairy TaleKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton1,011
8Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday445
9Wedding Party,TheKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion435
10Carrie Soto Is BackJenkins Reid, TaylorHutchinson Heinemann407
Paperback Non Fiction
1We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus579
2Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books377
3Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd304
4Yank,The:My Life as a Former US Marine in the IRACrawley, JohnMerrion Press280
5This Much is TrueMargolyes, MiriamJohn Murray Publishers, Ltd.251
6Miracles Do HappenMckenna, Sr BriegeVeritas Publications,Dublin229
7Unlocked:An Irish Prison Officer’s StoryMcDonald, David & Clifford, MickSandycove202
8Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph197
9TasteTucci, StanleyFig Tree183
10BessboroughFinnerty, DeirdreHachette Books Ireland178
Hardback Non Fiction
1One:Simple One-Pan WondersOliver, JamieMichael Joseph895
2ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph595
3Guardians,The:100 Years of An Garda Síochána 1922-2022O’Brien Press Ltd262
4I’m Glad My Mom DiedMcCurdy, JennetteSimon & Schuster224
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press211
6Making Sense of a United IrelandO’Leary, BrendanSandycove182
7Poems for When You Can’t Find the WordsGill Books170
8Days in the life: Reading the Michael Collins Diaries 1918-1922Dolan, AnneRoyal Irish Academy147
9Homemade Year,The Higgins, LillyGill Books110
10Lessons From the BenchHussey, GillianGill Books110
1Outsiders,TheHinton, S EPenguin Books Ltd 925
2Day I Got Trapped In My Brain,TheHuberman, AmyScholastic466
3Baddies,TheDonaldson, JuliaAlison Green Books396
4Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird352
5Nothing More to TellMcManus, Karen M.Penguin Books Ltd 350
6A-Z of Minding Me,TheFlynn, Tracey & Gogan, NiamhGill Books342
7Final Gambit,The:The Inheritance GamesBarnes, Jennifer LynnPenguin Books Ltd 295
8Weight of Water,TheCrossan, SarahBloomsbury YA262
9TrashMulligan, AndyDefinitions260
10Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,AJackson, HollyElectric Monkey258
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