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Irish Bestsellers 16th January 2021

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This week sees an unusual number of annuals being sold in the Children’s chart! This is a change to recent years, where annuals would see these kinds of figures in the weeks running up to Christmas then die off; this week, four annuals are having late post-Christmas sales. Perhaps children are needing the extra entertainment in lockdown?

This week’s featured book is writing.ie’s very own Sam Blake, whose latest book, The Dark Room, narrowly missed out on being no. 1 in Original Fiction, coming just twenty books short of Graham Norton’s Home Stretch. You know what to do, people… In the meantime, here’s the blurb:

Hare’s Landing, West Cork. A house full of mystery…

Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety and determined to uncover the truth behind the sudden death of a homeless man with links to a country house hotel called Hare’s Landing.

New York-based crime reporter Caroline Kelly’s career is threatened by a lawsuit and she needs some thinking space away from her job. But almost as soon as she arrives, Hare’s Landing begins to reveal its own stories – a 30-year-old missing person’s case and the mysterious death of the hotel’s former owner.

As Rachel and Caroline join forces, it becomes clear that their investigations are intertwined – and that there is nothing more dangerous than the truth…

And now this week’s charts:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th January 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,900
2Pinch of Nom Quick & EasyFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KatePan Macmillan Grp1,241
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp729
4Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp726
5How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Group710
6Choice,The:A true story of hopeEger, EdithRandom House Grp642
7Daly Dish,The:100 Masso Slimming Meals for EverydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group618
8Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp603
9Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp558
10Home StretchNorton, GrahamHodder & Stoughton Grp482
11Beano Annual:2021D.C. Thomson Grp482
12Dark Room,TheBlake, SamAtlantic Books Grp462
13Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceOctopus Publishing Grp448
14After the SilenceO’Neill, LouiseQuercus Grp436
15Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp420
16Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRandom House Grp418
17Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp417
18Dandy Annual,The:2021D.C. Thomson Grp388
19Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp369
20Happy Health Plan,TheFlynn, David & Flynn, StephenPenguin Grp366
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th January 2021
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair729
2Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion369
3Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers350
4Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons Book 1)Quinn, JuliaPiatkus Books315
5Handmaid’s Tale,TheAtwood, MargaretVintage Classics273
6Never Let Me GoIshiguro, KazuoFaber and Faber232
7Of Mice and MenSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 211
8Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers186
9RoomDonoghue, EmmaPicador183
10Family Gift,TheKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion181
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books482
2Dark Room,TheBlake, SamCorvus462
3After the SilenceO’Neill, Louiseriverrun436
4Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardViking417
5Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardViking266
6SnowBanville, JohnFaber & Faber236
7Shuggie BainStuart, DouglasPicador190
8Strange FlowersRyan, DonalDoubleday Ireland186
9Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph172
10Hidden LiesRyan, RachelPiatkus Books161
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd726
2How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Books710
3Choice,The:A true story of hopeEger, EdithRider & Co642
4Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books603
5Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland558
6Happy Health Plan,TheFlynn, David & Flynn, StephenPenguin Life366
7Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays335
8Fast 800 Easy,TheBailey, Dr Claire & Pattison, JustineShort Books298
9Champagne Football:John Delaney and the Betrayal of Irish FootballTighe, Mark & Rowan, PaulPenguin Ireland295
10OvercomingPhelan, VickyHachette Books Ireland293
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,900
2Pinch of Nom Quick & EasyFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird1,241
3Daly Dish,The:100 Masso Slimming Meals for EverydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books618
4Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell448
5Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRider & Co418
6Naked:Ten Truths To Change Your LifeForan, CarolineHachette Books Ireland341
7Neven Maguire’s Midweek Meals:Simple recipes for easy everyday eatingMaguire, NevenGill Books340
8Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press314
9Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the ScienceO’Neill, LukeGill Books304
10Promised Land,AObama, BarackViking264
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Beano Annual:2021D.C. Thomson & Co.,482
2Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins420
3Dandy Annual,The:2021D.C. Thomson & Co.,388
4Disney Frozen Annual 2021Egmont Books357
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin344
6Dog Man 9: Grime and Punishment:Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.236
7Cat Kid Comic ClubPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.215
8Ickabog,TheRowling, J.K.Little, Brown Books for Young 185
9Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J.K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC175
10Match Annual 2021:Match!MATCHMacmillan172
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