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Irish bestsellers 20th June 2020

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Welcome to another week in the charts, as things very slowly return to a normal picture. The charts are not totally unaffected by world events, though, as the recent and ongoing Black Lives Matter movement is—encouragingly—reflected in some of this week’s titles. In Paperback Non-Fiction, at nos. 4 and 8 respectively, we’ve got Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge and White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo; Layla Saad’s book Me and White Supremacy is at no. 6 in Hardback Non-Fiction; the wonderful, Booker Prize-winning Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo is at no. 4 in Mass Market Fiction; and over in the Children’s Top 10, amongst the usual suspects Walliams, Kinney, Rowling and Pilkey, we’ve got a book from 2018 making a welcome reappearance: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf, an award-winning novel telling the story of life as a refugee through the eyes of a child.

This week’s book is one we could all do with reading. Dr Harry Barry’s latest release, Emotional Healing: How to put yourself back together again, went straight into the charts on its release last week and is at no. 3 in Paperback Non-Fiction and no. 13 in the overall Top 20. Here’s the blurb:

‘An intensely powerful book filled with clear tools to help us survive and cope with some of the most profound moments in our lives. Moving and thoughtful’ Bruce Daisley, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller The Joy of Work

When we experience trauma, loss or grief the pain can feel as if it will last forever. We begin to wonder if our old selves – the ones who felt hope and happiness and joy – are lost to us. And our emotions can lead us into damaging behaviours that compound our problems.

Dr Harry Barry acknowledges there is no magic wand that will take our pain away completely, but he uses his clinical experience, combined with cognitive behavioural therapy, to show that emotional healing is always possible. You can put yourself back together with the simple exercises and straightforward advice that have helped countless others.

Emotional Healing is a practical, compassionate companion for anyone who feels that their emotional wounds are preventing them from fully embracing life.

Learn to feel like yourself again.

And now this week’s charts, starting with the Top 20 and the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 20th June 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,612
2Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,581
3SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp1,231
4Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,099
5Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,030
6Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp1,024
7Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group992
8Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp974
9Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus Grp973
10American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp952
11Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Group780
12Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp737
13Emotional HealingBarry, HarryOrion Grp711
14Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,TheCollins, SuzanneScholastic Ltd. Grp634
15Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceEddo-Lodge, ReniBloomsbury Grp631
16JumpMoyles, DaniellaGill Group608
17Fair WarningConnelly, MichaelOrion Grp597
18Camino WindsGrisham, JohnHodder & Stoughton Grp571
19Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp570
20Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr555
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 20th June 2020
Mass Market Fiction

1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,612
2Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,581
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,030
4Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 974
5Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )737
6Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press555
7Little Fires Everywhere#Ng, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group476
8Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers371
9Blue MoonChild, LeeBantam Books (Transworld Publishers)320
10Guardians,TheGrisham, JohnHodder Paperback301
Original Fiction

1Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland1,024
2American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press952
3Fair WarningConnelly, MichaelOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )597
4Camino WindsGrisham, JohnHodder & Stoughton571
5Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers570
6Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph511
7Restaurant,TheMeaney, RoisinHachette Books Ireland459
8HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press412
9Fifty-FiftyCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )404
10Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson376
Paperback Non Fiction

1Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus973
2Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Books780
3Emotional HealingBarry, HarryOrion Spring711
4Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceEddo-Lodge, ReniBloomsbury Publishing PLC631
5JumpMoyles, DaniellaGill Books608
6Dream of Death,ARiegel, RalphGill Books381
7Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd299
8White FragilityDiAngelo, RobinPenguin Books Ltd 298
9This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador296
10Sapiens:A Brief History of HumankindHarari, Yuval NoahVintage276
Hardback Non Fiction

1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,099
2Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books992
3Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell398
4My AutobiographyBest, RoryHodder & Stoughton347
5Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird257
6Me and White SupremacySaad, LaylaQuercus Publishing Plc250
7What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan249
8Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph236
9BecomingObama, MichelleViking225
10Wean in 15Wicks, JoeBluebird209

1SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,231
2Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic634
3Seasons of WarLandy, DerekHarperCollins249
4Dog Man: Fetch-22Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.230
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)Kinney, JeffPuffin229
6Oh, The Places You’ll Go!Dr. SeussHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks219
7Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC212
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13)Kinney, JeffPuffin211
9Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas PBPilkey, DavScholastic198
10Boy At the Back of the Class,TheRauf, Onjali Q.Orion Children’s Books193
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