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Irish Bestsellers 22nd August 2020

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This week, we have several new entries into the charts as new releases, some of which have been held back due to the coronavirus, finally make their appearances onto bookshelves. Well over half of this week’s Top 20 are August releases, which is a breath of fresh air in a year that has seen more old favourites on the bestseller lists than new releases.

These new stars include John Connolly’s latest, The Dirty South, with two entries in both the Top 20 and the Top 10 Original Fiction; a new novel from Donal Ryan, Strange Flowers (great title!); Jamie Oliver’s latest cook book, 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week at no. 13; and this week’s featured book, which we mentioned last week as it’s from one of writing.ie’s favourite people. Catherine Ryan Howard’s latest book, The Nothing Man, went straight to no. 5 on its release last week and it’s still in the Top 20 this week as well as no. 7 in the Top 10 Original Fiction. Here’s the blurb:

I was the girl who survived the Nothing Man.
Now I am the woman who is going to catch him…

You’ve just read the opening pages of The Nothing Man, the true crime memoir Eve Black has written about her obsessive search for the man who killed her family nearly two decades ago.

Supermarket security guard Jim Doyle is reading it too, and with each turn of the page his rage grows. Because Jim was – is – the Nothing Man.

The more Jim reads, the more he realises how dangerously close Eve is getting to the truth. He knows she won’t give up until she finds him. He has no choice but to stop her first…

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 22nd August 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,600
2Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly AdventureKinney, JeffPenguin Grp1,469
3Strange FlowersRyan, DonalTransworld Grp1,462
4Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,216
5Midnight SunMeyer, StephenieLittle, Brown Book Grp1,137
6Dirty South,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton Grp1,109
7Finding Freedom:Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal FamilyScobie, Omid & Durand, CarolynHarperCollins Grp782
8World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp752
9American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp643
10Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp624
11Ghost In The Throat,ANi Ghriofa, DoireannOther Publisher Groups601
12Death Sets SailStevens, RobinPenguin Grp596
137 Ways:Easy Ideas for Every Day of the WeekOliver, JamiePenguin Grp565
14Pull of the Stars,TheDonoghue, EmmaPan Macmillan Grp562
15Dirty South,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton Grp551
16Women Who Ran Away,TheO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Grp545
17Too Much and Never EnoughTrump, Mary L.Simon & Schuster Grp535
18Nothing Man,TheHoward, Catherine RyanAtlantic Books Grp527
19Strange FlowersRyan, DonalTransworld Grp514
20Happy Pear: Vegan Cooking for EveryoneFlynn, David & Flynn, StephenPenguin Grp458
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 22nd August 2020
Mass Market Fiction

1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,216
2Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 624
3Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion386
4Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber385
5Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press372
6Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber336
7This Is HappinessWilliams, NiallBloomsbury Publishing PLC332
8Of Mice and MenSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 258
9Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group258
10Giver of Stars,TheMoyes, JojoPenguin Books Ltd 254
Original Fiction

1Strange FlowersRyan, DonalDoubleday Ireland1,462
2Dirty South,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton1,109
3American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press643
4Pull of the Stars,TheDonoghue, EmmaPicador562
5Dirty South,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton551
6Women Who Ran Away,TheO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review545
7Nothing Man,TheHoward, Catherine RyanCorvus527
8Strange FlowersRyan, DonalDoubleday514
9ApeirogonMcCann, ColumBloomsbury Publishing PLC369
10As You WereFeeney, ElaineHarvill Secker344
Paperback Non Fiction

1Finding Freedom:Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal FamilyScobie, Omid & Durand, CarolynHQ782
2Ghost In The Throat,ANi Ghriofa, DoireannTramp Press601
3Untamed:Stop pleasing, start livingDoyle, GlennonVermilion398
4Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd344
5Jump:One Girl’s Search for MeaningMoyles, DaniellaGill Books330
6Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays302
7Power of Now,TheTolle, EckhartHodder Paperback245
8Body,The:A Guide for OccupantsBryson, BillBlack Swan239
9Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books234
10Fast 800 Recipe Book,TheBailey, Dr ClareShort Books228
Hardback Non Fiction

1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,600
27 Ways:Easy Ideas for Every Day of the WeekOliver, JamieMichael Joseph565
3Too Much and Never EnoughTrump, Mary L.Simon & Schuster Ltd535
4Happy Pear: Vegan Cooking for EveryoneFlynn, David & Flynn, StephenPenguin Ireland458
5What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan287
6Finding Freedom:Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal FamilyScobie, Omid & Durand, CarolynHQ240
7Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books229
8Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell228
9Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd204
10Breath:The New Science of a Lost ArtNestor, JamesPenguin Life189

1Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly AdventureKinney, JeffPuffin1,469
2Midnight SunMeyer, StephenieATOM1,137
3World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins752
4Death Sets Sail:A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery:Murder Most UnladylikStevens, RobinPuffin596
5SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins440
6Midnight SunMeyer, StephenieATOM311
7Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:Rowley Jefferson’s JournalKinney, JeffPuffin290
8For Whom the Ball Rolls:Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic283
9Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic242
10Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic222
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