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Irish Bestsellers 15th May 2021

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It’s another week in the charts, and this week we have a deluge of new books to celebrate! SIX of the Top 20 are brand new books. We’ve got Murder at Roaringwater by Nick Foster, at no. 15 and no. 5 in Paperback Non-Fiction; a new book from Jo Spain at no. 14 and no. Original Fiction, The Perfect Lie; The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is of course not new, but the paperback edition is brand new out and straight into the Top 20 at no. 14; singer Billie Eilish has released a memoir, Billie Eilish, which has landed at no. 12 in the Top 20 and no. 2 in the Children’s Top 10, just behind Dav Pilkey’s Mothering Heights: Dog Man 10; and then heading up to the top of the Top 20, at no. 2 we have Snowflake by Louise Nealon (at no. 1 in Original Fiction); and grabbing this week’s top spot is Gerry Hussey with Awaken Your Power Within. Phew! (Bonus points to anyone reading this with the internal voice of a racing commentator.)

Hussey’s book is also our Featured Book for this week, and is totally in keeping with the self-empowerment surge we’ve noticed over the past few weeks. Here’s the blurb for Awaken Your Power Within:

Gerry Hussey is Ireland’s leading health and performance coach and founder of the incredible movement Soul Space. Here in his first book, Awaken Your Power Within, he brings us on an open, honest and mind-blowing human encounter that takes us inside the heart and mind of a young boy who dared to ask deeper questions about the mind and soul. 
With amazing insights, life lessons, and powerful meditations Awaken Your Power Within unlocks the truths about how we experience the world and shows us how we can break free from unconscious, self-limiting beliefs, habits, emotions and thinking patterns to reshape and reclaim our inner world, enabling us to live as our truest and most powerful self. 
From letting go of the fear of not being enough, to overcoming the dis-ease of distraction, to opening up to a deeper level of consciousness, Awaken Your Power Within is a powerful guide for all ages, one which takes us on a path of discovery to a deeper understanding of who we truly are and the limitless possibilities of which we are all capable. 
‘You are an infinite being with infinite potential. All you need to do is open yourself to a new consciousness, a true vision of who you really are and awaken to the power within’ Gerry Hussey

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

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 15th May 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland Grp4,540
2SnowflakeNealon, LouiseBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr1,567
3Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,134
4Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Group1,012
5Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp901
6Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion Grp767
7Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp656
8Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp628
9Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp576
10Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp530
11Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp529
12Billie EilishEilish, BillieHachette Children’s Grp527
13Daly Dish Rides Again,The:100 more masso slimming meals for everydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group485
14Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp463
15Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books Grp457
16Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp454
17Listening StillGriffin, AnneHodder & Stoughton Grp422
18Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPenguin Grp381
19Surrounded by Idiots:The Four Types of Human BehaviourErikson, ThomasRandom House Grp367
20Shadow and BoneBardugo, LeighHachette Children’s Grp365
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 15th May 2021
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSalesPublication
1Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books90118 Feb 21
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair52912 Dec 19
3Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 41613 May 21
4HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press3601 Apr 21
5American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press30418 Feb 21
6Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books29829 Apr 21
7Leonard and Hungry PaulHession, RonanBluemoose Books2731 Feb 21
8Silent Wife,TheSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers27015 Apr 21
9Shuggie BainStuart, DouglasPicador24515 Apr 21
10ApeirogonMcCann, ColumBloomsbury Publishing PLC24325 Feb 21
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSalesPublication
1SnowflakeNealon, LouiseManilla1,56713 May 21
2Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion76715 Apr 21
3Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc46313 May 21
4Listening StillGriffin, AnneSceptre42229 Apr 21
5White CityPower, KevinSimon & Schuster Ltd33015 Apr 21
6Boys Don’t CryScarlett, FíonaFaber & Faber29722 Apr 21
7Klara and the SunIshiguro, KazuoFaber & Faber2942 Mar 21
8RO’CK of AgesO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove2861 Apr 21
9Gambling Man,ABaldacci, DavidMacmillan24615 Apr 21
10SooleyGrisham, JohnHodder & Stoughton23627 Apr 21
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSalesPublication
1Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland4,54013 May 21
2Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books1,0129 Apr 21
3Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books62818 Oct 18
4Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland5761 Oct 20
5Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books45713 May 21
6Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd4304 Dec 18
7Surrounded by Idiots:The Four Types of Human BehaviourErikson, ThomasVermilion36730 Jul 19
8Hitmen,TheBreen, Stephen & Conlon, OwenSandycove3031 Apr 21
9Four Killings:Land Hunger, Murder and A Family in the Irish RevolutionDungan, MylesAPOLLO26513 May 21
10Boy 11963Cameron, JohnHachette Books Ireland2608 Apr 21
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSalesPublication
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,13410 Oct 19
2Daly Dish Rides Again,The:100 more masso slimming meals for everydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books48523 Apr 21
3Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell18711 Jun 20
4Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRider & Co1823 Sep 20
5Tap to Tidy:Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy WorldSolomon, StaceyEbury Press1674 Mar 21
6Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy:100 Delicious, Slimming RecipesFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird16610 Dec 20
7Lessons from a BedsideCasserly, BredaHachette Books Ireland1656 May 21
8No One Can Change Your Life Except For YouWhitmore, LauraOrion Spring1604 Mar 21
9Daly Dish,The:100 Masso Slimming Meals for EverydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books14113 Mar 20
10Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press1395 Oct 20
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSalesPublication
1Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.65623 Mar 21
2Billie EilishEilish, BillieWren & Rook52711 May 21
3Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin38116 Mar 21
4Shadow and BoneBardugo, LeighOrion Children’s Books36528 Jun 18
5Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird36413 May 21
6There’s a Wolf in Your Book: World Book Day 2021Fletcher, TomPuffin26225 Feb 21
7Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.2281 Sep 20
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin22627 Oct 20
9Shadow and Bone: Siege and Storm:Book 2Bardugo, LeighOrion Children’s Books22628 Jun 18
10They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo2087 Sep 17
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