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Irish Bestsellers 13th June 2020

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As things continue to ease—shops re-opening, people returning to work—the charts are becoming more normal. Sales figures are what we might expect, more or less, and whilst there are brand new releases in the charts, they are much more recent than the faithful classics that were so dominant a few weeks ago.

A couple of very new books that have made it into this week’s bestsellers are How To Fall Apart by Laidan Hayes, no. 10 in Paperback Non-Fiction, and Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given, at no. 4 in Hardback Non-Fiction. We also have a new book by Dr Harry Barry: Emotional Healing, at no. 5 in Paperback Non-Fiction, and this week’s featured book: Roisin Meaney’s newest release, The Restaurant (in case you’ve forgotten, they’re those places you used to go to and people would cook you food, before COVID19…). Here’s the blurb!

When Emily’s heart is broken by the love of her life, she never imagined that she would find herself running a small restaurant in the converted hat shop her grandmother left to her. The Food of Love offers diners more than just a home-cooked meal — and even though Emily has sworn off romance forever, it doesn’t stop her hoping for happiness for her regulars, like widowed Bill who hides a troubling secret, single mum Heather who ran away from home when she was sixteen, and gentle Astrid whose past is darker than any of her friends could know.
Then, out of the blue, Emily receives a letter from her ex. He’s returning home to Ireland and wants to see her. Soon Emily has some tough decisions to make.
Will she choose the life she could have had, or the one she has ended up in? Is she brave enough to give love a second chance – and wise enough to figure out where it’s truly to be found?

‘Meaney leaves you wanting to know more about the characters and what they do next, almost as if they have become friends’ Irish Independent
‘A gorgeous tale that will delight, charm and captivate the reader’ Swirl and Thread

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 13th June 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp2,141
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,672
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,185
4Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,156
5Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp1,149
6SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp1,107
7Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Group1,041
8Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp890
9American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp861
10Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp696
11Jump:One Girl’s Search for MeaningMoyles, DaniellaGill Group648
12Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp554
13Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic Ltd. Grp546
14Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Grp538
15Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group535
16Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp489
17Fair WarningConnelly, MichaelOrion Grp472
18Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseOrion Grp442
19Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus Grp403
20Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp360
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 13th June 2020
Mass Market Fiction

1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber2,141
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,672
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,185
4Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 1,149
5Silent Patient,The:Michaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )696
6Beekeeper of Aleppo,The:Lefteri, ChristyManilla Press538
7Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group359
8Flatshare,TheO’Leary, BethQuercus Publishing Plc310
9Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers292
10Family Upstairs,TheJewell, LisaArrow Books265
Original Fiction

1Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland890
2American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press861
3Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers554
4Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph489
5Fair WarningConnelly, MichaelOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )472
6Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson442
7HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press352
8Restaurant,TheMeaney, RoisinHachette Books Ireland333
9Redhead by the Side of the RoadTyler, AnneChatto & Windus292
10Liberation of Brigid Dunne,TheScanlan, PatriciaSimon & Schuster Ltd257
Paperback Non Fiction

1Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Books1,041
2Jump:One Girl’s Search for MeaningMoyles, DaniellaGill Books648
3Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus403
4Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd360
5Emotional HealingBarry, HarryOrion Spring356
6Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceEddo-Lodge, ReniBloomsbury Publishing PLC299
7This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador252
8Dream of Death,ARiegel, RalphGill Books244
9EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books239
10How to Fall ApartHynes, LiadanHachette Books Ireland231
Hardback Non Fiction

1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,156
2Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books535
3BecomingObama, MichelleViking324
4Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell306
5What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan222
6Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd212
7Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph191
8Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird189
9Gaff GoddessBarra, Laura deTransworld Ireland187
10Wean in 15Wicks, JoeBluebird184

1SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,107
2Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic546
3Seasons of WarLandy, DerekHarperCollins238
4Dog Man: Fetch-22Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.210
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)Kinney, JeffPuffin208
6SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins190
7Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC184
8Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas PB:Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic174
9Ice Monster,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins165
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC160
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