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Irish Bestsellers 1st February 2020

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 8 February 2020 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

As Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light continues to rack up yet another No. 1 over in the UK, it’s fallen down the charts here in Ireland, to no. 5 in the Top 20 though still at the top of the Hardback Non-Fiction chart. Healthy eating does continue to be popular here too, though, as Not A Diet Book by James Smith takes Top 20 positions for both paperback (no. 16) and hardback (no. 11).

Elsewhere in the charts, it’s a stellar week for Dave Pilkey, whose Dog Man books take up FIVE of the Children’s Top 10, and the latest, Fetch-22, takes a place in the Top 20 at no. 9. And we’re delighted to see Sam Blake’s latest book, Keep Your Eyes On Me, in the Top 20 again.

Our featured book this week is from one of Ireland’s best-loved writers, Marian Keyes, whose new book Grown Ups has gone straight to no. 1. Here’s the blurb:

ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING A GROWN UP? WHY NOT ESCAPE IT ALL WITH MARIAN KEYES’ BRAND NEW NO. 1 IRISH BESTSELLER.

‘Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!’ GRAHAM NORTON

‘It’s SUCH a treat. I felt like I was reading the cleverest cream cake of words’ CAITLIN MORAN
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They’re a glamorous family, the Caseys.

Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together – birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they’re a happy family. Johnny’s wife, Jessie – who has the most money – insists on it.

Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .

Everything stays under control until Ed’s wife Cara, gets concussion and can’t keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny’s birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.

In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it’s time – finally – to grow up?
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Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it’ DAILY MAIL

‘Superb. Warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining’ OBSERVER

‘Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you’ll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy’ STYLIST

‘I loved every word. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come’ LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies

‘Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort our lives out at all’ JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You

‘Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking’ NINA STIBBE, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful

‘Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching’ NIGELLA LAWSON

‘A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff’ ELIZABETH DAY, bestselling author of HOW TO FAIL

‘Funny & thoughtful and such brilliantly drawn characters that I am genuinely bereft my time with them is over’ HANNAH BECKERMAN, bestselling author of If Only I Could Tell You

‘She’s only gone and done it again! Brilliant as ever’ JANE FALLON, bestselling author of Tell Me A Secret

‘Marian Keyes manages to wrap family dynamics, female angst, good jokes and serious stuff into a really appealing form’ WOMAN’S OWN MAGAZINE

And now on to 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 1st February 2020
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Grown Ups Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 1,455
2 Hungry Road,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Transworld Grp 1,368
3 American Dirt Cummins, Jeanine Headline Grp 1,209
4 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Little, Brown Book Grp 1,170
5 Pinch of Nom Everyday Light Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Pan Macmillan Grp 530
6 Eat Up, Raise Your Game Davey, Daniel Gill Group 509
7 Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,The Mackesy, Charlie Random House Grp 455
8 Guinness World Records 2020 Guinness Publisher Group 422
9 Dog Man: Fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav Scholastic Ltd. Grp 413
10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14) Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 408
11 Not a Diet Book Smith, James HarperCollins Grp 394
12 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 387
13 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 386
14 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 371
15 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 367
16 Not a Diet Book Smith, James HarperCollins Grp 361
17 Philadelphia, Here I Come Friel, Brian Faber Grp 342
18 Choice,The Eger, Edith Random House Grp 336
19 Keep Your Eyes on Me Blake, Sam Atlantic Books Grp 320
20 Knife:(Harry Hole 12) Nesbo, Jo Random House Grp 310

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 1st February 2020
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Corsair 1,170
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 387
3 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 386
4 Knife:(Harry Hole 12) Nesbo, Jo Vintage 310
5 Last Wish,The Sapkowski, Andrzej Gollancz 310
6 Silent Patient,The Michaelides, Alex Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 301
7 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 290
8 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage 282
9 Importance of Being Aisling,The McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 248
10 Big Sky:Jackson Brodie Atkinson, Kate Black Swan 243
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Grown Ups Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph 1,455
2 Hungry Road,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Transworld Ireland 1,368
3 American Dirt Cummins, Jeanine Tinder Press 1,209
4 Keep Your Eyes on Me Blake, Sam Corvus 320
5 Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 308
6 Six Wicked Reasons Spain, Jo Quercus Publishing Plc 306
7 Tell Nobody Gibney, Patricia Sphere 287
8 Cilka’s Journey Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 282
9 Blue Moon:(Jack Reacher 24) Child, Lee Bantam Press 207
10 Long Petal of the Sea,A Allende, Isabel Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 183
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Eat Up, Raise Your Game Davey, Daniel Gill Books 509
2 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 371
3 Not a Diet Book Smith, James HarperCollins Publishers 361
4 Philadelphia, Here I Come Friel, Brian Faber And Faber Plays 342
5 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 336
6 Life Audit,The Moroney, Michelle Gill Books 219
7 Volunteer,The Fairweather, Jack W.H.Allen 177
8 Overcoming:A Memoir Phelan, Vicky Hachette Books Ireland 175
9 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 171
10 Seamus Mallon:A Shared Home Place Mallon, Seamus & Pollak, Andy The Lilliput Press Ltd 167
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Pinch of Nom Everyday Light Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 530
2 Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,The Mackesy, Charlie Ebury Press 455
3 Guinness World Records 2020 Guinness World Records 422
4 Not a Diet Book Smith, James HarperCollins Publishers 394
5 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 294
6 No Fuss Vegan Purcell, Roz Penguin Ireland 288
7 Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal Michael Joseph 199
8 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 161
9 Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas Kay, Adam Picador 127
10 Veg Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 112
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dog Man: Fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 413
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 408
3 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 367
4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 271
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 233
6 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild PB Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 212
7 Dinky Donkey (PB),The Smith, Craig Scholastic 210
8 Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 195
9 Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat Kid Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 192
10 Adventures of Dog Man 2: Unleashed,The Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 183
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