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Irish Bestsellers 23rd April

Writing.ie | Magazine | Irish Bestseller Lists

It’s a quiet week for bookselling this week apparently, as sales are in the low hundreds and only the overall no. 1, Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose, A Graphic Novel, has clocked over a thousand sales.

Decent week for Paperback Non-Fiction, though, making up a quarter of the Top 20 and even nabbing the no. 2 spot with What Every Woman Needs To Know About Her Gut: The FLAT GUT Diet Plan by Barbara Ryan and Elaine McGowan.

This week’s featured book is Trespasses by Louise Kennedy (who was shortlisted for Irish Short Story of the Year), in the charts at no. 11 in the Top 20 and no. 3 in Original Fiction and already receiving amazing reviews. Here’s the blurb:


‘A compulsively readable love story’ 
‘Intense, unflinchingly honest, it broke my heart a million times’ MARIAN KEYES
‘Absolutely loved it’ MAX PORTER 
‘A beautiful, devastating novel’ NICK HORNBY

One by one, she undid each event, each decision, each choice. 
If Davy had remembered to put on a coat.
If Seamie McGeown had not found himself alone on a dark street.
If Michael Agnew had not walked through the door of the pub on a quiet night in February in his white shirt.

There is nothing special about the day Cushla meets Michael, a married man from Belfast, in the pub owned by her family. But here, love is never far from violence, and this encounter will change both of their lives forever.

As people get up each morning and go to work, school, church or the pub, the daily news rolls in of another car bomb exploded, another man beaten, killed or left for dead. In the class Cushla teaches, the vocabulary of seven-year-old children now includes phrases like ‘petrol bomb’ and ‘rubber bullets’. And as she is forced to tread lines she never thought she would cross, tensions in the town are escalating, threatening to destroy all she is working to hold together.

Tender and shocking, Trespasses is an unforgettable debut of people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times.
Picked as a highlight for 2022 by:

The Times * i paper * New Statesman * New European * Irish Times * Irish Independent

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 23rd April 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic NovelPilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp1,176
2What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineJohn Murray Press Group980
3Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island Grp730
4It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp691
5Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp667
6Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Grp654
7Until the End:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins Grp642
8Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp581
9Heartstopper Volume OneOseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp580
10None of This Is SeriousPrasifka, CatherineCanongate Grp564
11TrespassesKennedy, LouiseBloomsbury Grp545
12Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp493
13Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieTransworld Grp471
14Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp454
15Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp392
16Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp379
17Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp369
18Snag List,TheWhite, SophieHachette Books Ireland Grp365
19VerityHoover, ColleenLittle, Brown Book Grp355
20Young MungoStuart, DouglasPan Macmillan Grp353
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 23rd April 2022
Mass Market Fiction
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd691
2Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd581
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair454
4Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd379
5VerityHoover, ColleenSphere355
6Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 328
7Love Hypothesis,TheHazelwood, AliSphere296
8Spanish Love Deception,TheArmas, ElenaSimon & Schuster Ltd256
9Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review215
10Magician,TheTóibín, ColmPenguin Books Ltd 212
Original Fiction
1Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph667
2None of This Is SeriousPrasifka, CatherineCanongate Books564
3TrespassesKennedy, LouiseBloomsbury Circus545
4Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers493
5Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday471
6Snag List,TheWhite, SophieHachette Books Ireland365
7Young MungoStuart, DouglasPicador353
8Dream Town:Aloysius Archer seriesBaldacci, DavidMacmillan340
9Maid,TheProse, NitaHarperCollins Publishers281
10NORA:A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James JoyceO’Connor, NualaNew Island Books269
Paperback Non Fiction
1What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineSheldon Press980
2Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island730
3Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Ltd654
4Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd392
5Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books369
6Happy Mind, Happy Life:10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every DayChatterjee, Dr RanganPenguin Life285
7Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins269
8Ireland’s Secret WarMcMenamin, MarcGill Books235
9In Search of MadnessKelly, BrendanGill Books212
10BessboroughFinnerty, DeirdreHachette Books Ireland192
Hardback Non Fiction
1Let’s Talk:About Relationships, Sex and IntimacySadlier, RichieGill Books338
2ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph313
3We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus227
4Lili’s Family FavouritesForberg, LiliO’Brien Press Ltd206
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press157
6Atlas of the HeartBrown, BrenéVermilion132
7Irish Difference,TheTobin, FergalAtlantic Books122
8Build Your OwnGardner, HarrisonGill Books117
9Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph103
10Pocket Michael Collins,TheGill Books81
1Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.1,176
2Until the End:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins642
3Heartstopper Volume OneOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books580
4Heartstopper Volume TwoOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books352
5Heartstopper Volume ThreeOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books310
6Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird292
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPuffin286
8Heartstopper Volume FourOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books253
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin253
10Looshkin: The Maddest Cat in the WorldSmart, JamieDavid Fickling Books248

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