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Irish Bestsellers 22nd May 2021

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Welcome back to another week in the charts. We do have some new titles making their appearances this week; in Hardback Non-Fiction, for instance, we’ve got You Will Get Through This Night by Daniel Howell at no. 2, and at no. 20 in the overall bestsellers list, and a new book by bestselling authors Daniel Kahnemann (author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein (author of Nudge). Noise is straight into the Top 10 Hardback Non-Fiction at no. 7 but we predict this will increase and stick around for a while.

In Fiction, Sheila O’Flanagan is back with Three Weddings and a Proposal which has gone straight to no. 2 in Original Fiction and no. 5 in the Top 20, and Louise Nealon’s Snowflake is just ahead at no. 1 in Original Fiction and no. 2 in the Top 20, just missing out to Awaken Your Power Within by Gerry Hussey.

This week’s featured book is a great one for these turbulent times by Dr. Harry Barry, Embracing Change. Here’s the blurb:

This year has demonstrated how quickly our lives can change completely without warning. But every day we face change – whether it’s small changes such as an unscheduled meeting or plans going awry, to bigger changes such as a change of job or coping with the loss of a loved one. Our lives are constantly moving and we, in turn, must move with them. In his latest book, bestselling author Dr Harry Barry shows us how to not only cope with change but learn in the process, and therefore grow and develop as a human being. 

Dr Barry, with the benefit of over thirty-five-years-experience as a family doctor assisting people in crisis, shares the practical tools and techniques required to manage change effectively and live your life to the fullest. Revealing how to become the ultimate pragmatist – accepting that there is no such thing as the perfect solution, just the best solution one can find at that moment in time. 

Embracing Change is a practical, compassionate companion for anyone looking to boost their resilience, adapt to life’s challenges, and by smoothly navigating through them, reach calmer waters.

And here are this week’s charts:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 22nd May 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales 
1Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland Grp2,437
2SnowflakeNealon, LouiseBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr1,999
3Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Group1,763
4Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,187
5Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Grp1,078
6Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp1,018
7Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp951
8Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp860
9Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp856
10Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp820
11Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion Grp653
12Apeirogon:Longlisted for the 2020 Booker PrizeMcCann, ColumBloomsbury Grp637
13Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp597
14HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieHeadline Grp574
15Listening StillGriffin, AnneHodder & Stoughton Grp496
16Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books Grp496
17Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPenguin Grp479
18Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandPenguin Grp470
19Shuggie Bain:Winner of the Booker Prize 2020Stuart, DouglasPan Macmillan Grp462
20You Will Get Through This NightHowell, DanielHarperCollins Grp460
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 22nd May 2021
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books951
2Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 820
3ApeirogonMcCann, ColumBloomsbury Publishing PLC637
4Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair597
5HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press574
6Shuggie BainStuart, DouglasPicador462
7Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books416
8Vanishing Half,TheBennett, BritDialogue Books395
9American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press370
10Leonard and Hungry PaulHession, RonanBluemoose Books340
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1SnowflakeNealon, LouiseManilla1,999
2Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review1,078
3Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc1,018
4Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion653
5Listening StillGriffin, AnneSceptre496
6Klara and the SunIshiguro, KazuoFaber & Faber402
7Boys Don’t CryScarlett, FíonaFaber & Faber382
8When I Was TenCummins, FionaMacmillan351
9White CityPower, KevinSimon & Schuster Ltd328
10RO’CK of Ages:From boom days to Zoom daysO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove309
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland2,437
2Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books1,763
3Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland585
4Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books496
5Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books436
6Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd434
7Power of Geography,The:Ten Maps That Reveals the Future of Our WorldMarshall, TimElliott & Thompson403
8Embracing Change:How to build resilience and make change work for youBarry, Dr HarryOrion Spring390
9Surrounded by Idiots:The Four Types of Human BehaviourErikson, ThomasVermilion388
10Jump StartMoyles, DaniellaGill Books371
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,187
2You Will Get Through This NightHowell, DanielHQ460
3Daly Dish Rides Again,The:100 more masso slimming meals for everydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books347
4Lessons from a Bedside:Wisdom For LivingCasserly, BredaHachette Books Ireland285
5Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell221
6Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books202
7NoiseKahneman, Daniel & Sibony, Olivier & SunWilliam Collins166
8Premonition,The:A Pandemic StoryLewis, MichaelAllen Lane164
9Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRider & Co156
10Daly Dish,The:100 Masso Slimming Meals for EverydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books139
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.860
2Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin479
3Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird470
4Shadow and BoneBardugo, LeighOrion Children’s Books444
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin345
6Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.301
7They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo263
8Cat Kid Comic ClubPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.252
9Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic248
10Shadow and Bone: Siege and Storm:Book 2Bardugo, LeighOrion Children’s Books247
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