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Irish Bestsellers 23rd July 2022

Writing.ie | Magazine | Irish Bestseller Lists
the wedding part

This week things are heating up, and not just in the weather! There are quite a few new movers and shakers across the charts, although this week’s number one is an old favourite as Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing hits the top as well as the cinemas.

Other new appearances in the Top 20 include Unlocked: An Irish Prison Officer’s Story by David McDonald and Mick Clifford at no. 6; The Accomplice by Steve Cavanagh at no. 11; and a new book from Liane Moriarty, Apples Never Fall, at no. 19.

This week’s featured book is also a new entry. Only released two days before these charts were compiled and already to no. 4 in the Top 20 and no. 1 in Original Fiction, we’ve got Cathy Kelly returning with The Wedding Party. Here’s the blurb:

‘Fizzing with fun, warmth, humour and wisdom, the perfect summer read!’ VERONICA HENRY

‘Compassionate and wise’ ERICA JAMES

‘Loved it. I couldn’t put it down!’ LUCY KENNEDY

‘Full of Cathy’s trademark warmth, wit and wisdom’ RACHEL HORE

Four sisters. Decades of secrets. One week they’ll never forget…

For the first time in years, the beautiful Robicheaux sisters are returning to their childhood home. Decades after they first met, their parents are getting married again – to each other, in a week’s time!

Indy is used to high-stress situations in her job as a midwife – but she knows that keeping the peace in her family of big personalities is a different matter entirely…

Eden is on the brink of political success and a surprise family wedding is the last thing she needs. Especially when a long-buried secret is threatening to destroy everything.

Savannah might look like she has it all, but she’s spent her whole married life hiding the truth. It’s a fragile façade that’s unlikely to withstand a week spent with her sisters.

Rory lives with her gorgeous girlfriend and tends to avoid family gatherings. Particularly now, as her new book might just reveal more than her sisters or parents would like…

A big wedding party is sure to throw up a few surprises – but one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a week that the Robicheaux family will never forget…

With her inimitable warmth and wisdom, Cathy Kelly shows us that in the messy reality of marriage, family, and romance, sometimes it’s the women in our lives who hold us together.

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 July 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp2,293
2It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp1,452
3Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp1,025
4Wedding Party,TheKelly, CathyOrion Grp994
5Summer I Turned Pretty,TheHan, JennyPenguin Grp910
6Unlocked:An Irish Prison Officer’s StoryMcDonald, David & Clifford, MickPenguin Grp901
7Yours, Mine, OursMoriarty, SinéadPenguin Grp813
8Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieTransworld Grp717
9Beautiful World, Where Are YouRooney, SallyFaber Grp709
10Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp707
11Accomplice,TheCavanagh, SteveOrion Grp654
12April in SpainBanville, JohnFaber Grp636
13Bunny vs Monkey: Rise of the Maniacal BadgerSmart, JamieDavid Fickling Books Grp579
14World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp556
15VerityHoover, ColleenLittle, Brown Book Grp543
16Girl, ForgottenSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Grp495
17Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp434
18Apples Never FallMoriarty, LianePenguin Grp428
19Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp427
20Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp425
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 23rd July 2022
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair2,293
2It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd1,452
3Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd1,025
4Beautiful World, Where Are YouRooney, SallyFaber & Faber709
5Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd707
6April in SpainBanville, JohnFaber & Faber636
7VerityHoover, ColleenSphere543
8Apples Never FallMoriarty, LianePenguin Books Ltd 428
9Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber427
10November 9Hoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd411
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Wedding Party,TheKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion994
2Yours, Mine, OursMoriarty, SinéadSandycove813
3Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday717
4Accomplice,TheCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion654
5Girl, ForgottenSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers495
6Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph434
7DeceptionPearse, LesleyMichael Joseph423
8IdolO’Neill, LouiseBantam Press419
9Amusements,TheFlannery, AingealaSandycove408
10What Eden Did NextO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review385
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Unlocked:An Irish Prison Officer’s StoryMcDonald, David & Clifford, MickSandycove901
2Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd425
3This Much is TrueMargolyes, MiriamJohn Murray Publishers, Ltd.391
4Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books355
5Revenge:Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors.Bower, TomBlink Publishing329
6Power of Geography,The:Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our WorldMarshall, TimElliott & Thompson217
7I Don’t Want to Talk About Home:A migrant’s search for belongingAldarra, SuadDoubleday Ireland215
8Fight Or FlightEarls, KeithReach Sport197
9100 PoemsHeaney, SeamusFaber & Faber179
10Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph173
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph329
2Female Factor,TheWallace, Dr HazelYellow Kite314
3Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press225
4All Down Darkness Wide:A MemoirHewitt, SeánJonathan Cape191
5Revenge:Meghan, Harry and the war between the WindsorsBower, TomBlink Publishing145
6Pocket History of Ireland,AMcCullough, JosephGill & Macmillan137
7Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, BomberO’Driscoll, SeanSandycove132
8Becoming Molly-MaeHague, Molly-MaeEbury Spotlight132
9Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph132
10Climb with CharlieBird, CharlieMerrion Press123
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Summer I Turned Pretty,TheHan, JennyPenguin Books Ltd 910
2Bunny vs Monkey: Rise of the Maniacal BadgerSmart, JamieDavid Fickling Books579
3World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins556
4Heartstopper Volume 1Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books404
5Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird398
6It’s Not Summer Without You:Book 2 in the Summer I Turned Pretty SeriesHan, JennyPenguin Books Ltd 348
7SolitaireOseman, AliceHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks318
8Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books314
9Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.275
10Nick and CharlieOseman, AliceHarperCollins272
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