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Irish Bestsellers 16th May 2020

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Despite the resurging popularity of old favourites during the pandemic (for example Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know For Sure, Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now and Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens, all dominating the Paperback Non-Fiction Top 10; or The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman in the Mass Market Non-Fiction; the Children’s Top 10 is a tale of two giants, David Walliams and J. K. Rowling), we are now seeing some new titles appear in the charts. The Original Fiction Top Ten consists entirely of 2020 releases, and we even have a brand new Joe Wicks, Wean in 15, which came out just two days before these charts were compiled but has still managed to get to no. 7 in the Top 20 and no. 3 in the Hardback Non-Fiction. Not that Wicks ever needs help getting phenomenal sales, but he’ll no doubt have had a boost from the ‘PE with Joe’ sessions on YouTube for kids in lockdown!

And on the subject of keeping fit and healthy, this week’s featured book aims to keep us eating healthily – and don’t we need all the help we can get right now?! The Daly Dish: 100 Masso Slimming Meals for Every Day by Gina and Karol Daly was popular on its first release a few weeks ago but now it’s back to no. 4 in the Top 20 and no. 1 in Hardback Non-Fiction. Here’s the blurb:

Gina and Karol Daly have always been larger than life, there just isn’t as much of them anymore. Together they’ve lost almost ten stone, and they’ve done it while eating food that looks like it could have come straight from the local takeaway.

Just over a year ago they started sharing their recipes on Instagram and have since garnered over 100,000 followers between them.

The Daly Dish is the first collection of recipes that have made the couple an Instagram sensation. For anyone who wants to eat the food they love, but with slimming tweaks that support weight loss and maintenance, it is packed with delicious and easy-to-recreate meals, proving you can lose weight while still loading your plate!

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 16th May 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp4,325
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,597
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,502
4Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group1,298
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp938
6Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp858
7Wean in 15Wicks, JoePan Macmillan Grp769
8Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp741
9SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp655
10American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp649
11SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp429
12Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp407
13Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp403
14Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Grp367
15Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp366
16BecomingObama, MichellePenguin Grp356
17Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Grp319
18Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp314
19Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp295
20EducatedWestover, TaraRandom House Grp292
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th May 2020
Mass Market Fiction



TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber4,325
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,597
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,502
4Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )858
5Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press367
6Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 366
7Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group319
8Tattooist of Auschwitz,TheMorris, HeatherZAFFRE256
9Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineHoneyman, GailHarper247
10Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers245
Original Fiction



TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland741
2American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press649
3Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph407
4Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers314
5Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson264
6Cutting Place,TheCasey, JaneHarperCollins Publishers172
7HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press151
8Fifty-FiftyCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )150
9Hungry Road,TheConlon-McKenna, MaritaTransworld Ireland147
10Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson137
Paperback Non Fiction



TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd403
2Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books295
3EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books292
4How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Books247
5Everything I Know About LoveAlderton, DollyPenguin Books Ltd 246
6Eat Up, Raise Your GameDavey, DanielGill Books243
7This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador235
8Burn After WritingJones, SharonTarcherperigee218
9Power of Now,TheTolle, EckhartHodder Paperback211
10SapiensHarari, Yuval NoahVintage193
Hardback Non Fiction



TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books1,298
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press938
3Wean in 15Wicks, JoeBluebird769
4BecomingObama, MichelleViking356
5Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph286
6What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan234
7Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird194
8Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd179
9Gaff GoddessBarra, Laura deTransworld Ireland143
10Pinch of Nom Everyday LightFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird138
Childrens



TitleAuthorImprintSales
1SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins655
2SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins429
3Midnight Gang,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks193
4Giraffes Can’t DanceAndreae, GilesOrchard Books183
5Ice Monster,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins181
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13)Kinney, JeffPuffin168
7Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC162
8Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC145
9Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC142
10Gangsta GrannyWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks138
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