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Irish Bestsellers 18th May 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 25 May 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

This week is a celebration for novelist Sally Rooney, whose book Normal People is top of the Top 20 right now, as she picks up the award for Best Book at this year’s British Book Awards. Congratulations to Sally!

We’re popping to the  Children’s Top 10 for this week’s featured book, as Shane Hegarty’s book BOOT small robot, BIG adventure hits shelves as well as the bestseller lists. Here’s the blurb:

For fans of WALL-E and Toy Story, comes a heart-warming, humorous adventure about a young robot trying to find its way home. 

Beautifully illustrated throughout, Boot is a special book you will want to treasure and share.

When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn’t with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved, which means something important to humans.

Boot soon realises its emotions make it different to other robots, who just function and don’t think. Boot is scared but tries to be brave, which is hard when its screen keeps showing a wobbly, worried face. Luckily Boot meets Noke and Red – other ‘advanced’ robots who have learned to survive in secret.

With its new friends by its side, Boot is determined to find Beth and the gang set off on a dangerous adventure. Everything Boot thought it knew about the world is changing and things aren’t as simple as it remembers . . .

Boot is a story that will take you by surprise and make you think about the world around you.

And now the charts:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 18th May 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 1,318
2 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Hodder & Stoughton Grp 986
3 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 765
4 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Pan Macmillan Grp 759
5 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 744
6 Live While You Can Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland Grp 652
7 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 587
8 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland Grp 586
9 Self-Acceptance Barry, Harry Orion Grp 541
10 Seven Letters Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Grp 541
11 Patient Assassin,The Anand, Anita Simon & Schuster Grp 530
12 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Grp 530
13 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Grp 520
14 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 518
15 12 Rules for Life Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Grp 498
16 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 437
17 Just One More Question Tubridy, Niall Penguin Grp 407
18 Book of Bones,A Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Grp 359
19 Can I Say No? Preissner, Stefanie Hachette Books Ireland Grp 321
20 Hinch Yourself Happy Hinch, Mrs Penguin Grp 317

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 18th May 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,318
2 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 986
3 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 587
4 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 520
5 Past Tense:(Jack Reacher 23) Child, Lee Bantam Books (Transworld Publi 308
6 Librarian of Auschwitz,The Iturbe, Antonio Ebury Press 281
7 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 277
8 President is Missing,The Clinton, President Bill & Patterson, Jam Arrow Books 277
9 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 265
10 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 256
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint   Sales
1 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 744
2 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 586
3 Seven Letters Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Ireland 541
4 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 530
5 Book of Bones,A Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 359
6 Rules of the Road Geraghty, Ciara HarperCollins Publishers 313
7 Butterfly Room,The Riley, Lucinda Macmillan 276
8 Cruel Acts Casey, Jane HarperCollins Publishers 276
9 Cari Mora Harris, Thomas William Heinemann 271
10 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Sceptre 253
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Self-Acceptance Barry, Harry Orion Spring 541
2 Patient Assassin,The Anand, Anita Simon & Schuster Ltd 530
3 12 Rules for Life Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 498
4 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 437
5 Just One More Question Tubridy, Niall Penguin Ireland 407
6 Can I Say No? Preissner, Stefanie Hachette Books Ireland 321
7 Fat Freddie Breen, Stephen Penguin Ireland 254
8 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 248
9 Educated: Westover, Tara Windmill Books 230
10 Lost Connections Hari, Johann Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 217
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 759
2 Live While You Can Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 652
3 Hinch Yourself Happy Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 317
4 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 223
5 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 114
6 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 110
7 Dancing to my Death O’Leary, Daniel Columba Press 98
8 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 89
9 Border,The Ferriter, Diarmaid Profile Books 87
10 Michelle Obama Carlton Books 87
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin 765
2 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 518
3 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 244
4 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 227
5 BOOT small robot, BIG adventure Hegarty, Shane Hodder Children’s Books 207
6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 194
7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 188
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 162
9 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 160
10 Adventures of Dog Man 2: Unleashed,The Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 151
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