Irish Bestsellers 23rd March 2024

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Due to a glitch in the matrix we’re a bit late with this week’s top 20 for you – huge thanks to book elves Meabh McDonnell of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and author Liz Nugent who were on the job just as the correct crucial data arrived!

Without further ado, huge congratulations to Edel Coffey who has followed her No 1 bestseller, Irish Book Awards winner Breaking Point and leapt into the top 20 at Number 5 with her fabulous new thriller In Her Place, here’s the blurb:

Who is the other woman? That’s for you to decide.

Ann devoted years to her mother’s care. Now, in a bid to escape the emptiness of her old flat and the paperwork caused by her death, Ann finds herself in a bar upstate. She has been so good for so long, she deserves a little fun.

Justin is also grieving but his wife is still alive. She has been dying for a long time and they say she doesn’t have long left. He deserves a little fun, too.

Justin asks Ann to move in just a few weeks later. A million miles away from her lonely life in New York, here Ann finds a world where she is wanted and needed by both Justin and his little girl, Sophie.

But just as Ann finds that she is pregnant, Justin receives news. Unexpectedly, his wife’s drug trial has been a success. Deborah is coming home.

Ann doesn’t quite know what to do. The best news is the very worst news. And who is really the other woman in this situation? All she knows is that she finally likes her life and she plans to keep it.

Grab your copy online here!

Here’s the top 20 Irish bestsellers:

1Dog Man 12: The Scarlet ShedderPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.3,731
2Stranger in the Family,A:Maeve KerriganCasey, JaneHemlock Press1,395
3SisterhoodKelly, CathyHarperCollins728
4Small Things Like These:Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022Keegan, ClaireFaber & Faber682
5In Her Place:a gripping suspense for book clubsCoffey, EdelSphere649
6Curious Case of the Irish Yeti,The:Molly Malone & Bram StokerNolan, AlanO’Brien Press Ltd623
7Greg the Sausage Roll: Lunchbox Superhero:A World Book Day 2024Hoyle, Mark & Hoyle, RoxannePuffin565
8Dune:now a major blockbuster filmHerbert, FrankHodder Paperback536
9This is Not a Self-Help BookMehigan, MarkGill Books518
10Loki: Tales of a Bad God: World Book Day 2024Stowell, LouieWalker Books Ltd513
11Women,The:Powerful and heartbreaking, the eagerly awaited novel everyoHannah, KristinMacmillan492
12Prophet Song:WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023Lynch, PaulOneworld Publications489
13Bee Sting,TheMurray, PaulHamish Hamilton474
14Amazing Edie Eckhart: The Friend Mission,The:World Book Day 2024Jones, RosieHodder Children’s Books448
15InvestiGators: High-Rise Hijinks:A laugh-out-loud comic book adventureGreen, John Patrick & Hastings, ChristopMacmillan Children’s Books447
16No One Saw a ThingMara, AndreaPenguin (Transworld)430
17One Day:Now a major Netflix seriesNicholls, DavidHodder Paperback428
18Charlie McGrew & The Horse That He Drew:World Book Day 2024Biddulph, RobHarperCollins409
19Marv and the Ultimate Superpower World Book Day 2024Falase-Koya, AlexOxford University Press398
20Bunny vs Monkey: Bunny Bonanza!Smart, JamieDavid Fickling Books364

And here’s the top 10 in each category:

Mass Market Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Small Things Like These:Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022Keegan, ClaireFaber & Faber682
2Dune:now a major blockbuster filmHerbert, FrankHodder Paperback536
3No One Saw a ThingMara, AndreaPenguin (Transworld)430
4One Day:Now a major Netflix seriesNicholls, DavidHodder Paperback428
5Housemaid,The:An absolutely addictive psychological thrillerMcFadden, FreidaLittle,Brown277
6My Father’s HouseO’Connor, JosephVintage267
7Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and TomorrowZevin, GabrielleVintage238
8Antarctica:‘A genuine once-in-a-generation writer.’ THE TIMESKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber234
9Court of Thorns and Roses,AMaas, Sarah J.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC227
10Old God’s Time:Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2023Barry, SebastianFaber & Faber226
Original Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Stranger in the Family,A:Maeve KerriganCasey, JaneHemlock Press1,395
2SisterhoodKelly, CathyHarperCollins728
3In Her Place:a gripping suspense for book clubsCoffey, EdelSphere649
4Women,The:Powerful and heartbreaking, the eagerly awaited novelHannah, KristinMacmillan492
5Prophet Song:WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023Lynch, PaulOneworld Publications489
6Bee Sting,TheMurray, PaulHamish Hamilton474
7Hunter,The:The gripping and atmospheric new crime drama from the Sunday Times bestsellerFrench, TanaViking321
8Playdate,The:A startling and deliciously pitch-dark story from leafy suburbiaDillon, ClaraSandycove311
9BarcelonaCostello, MaryCanongate Books270
10Breakdown:The humane Irish Bestseller about the dark side of modern moSweeney, CathyWeidenfeld & Nicolson266
Paperback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1This is Not a Self-Help BookMehigan, MarkGill Books518
2Anna’s Game Plan:Conquer your hang ups, unlock your confidenceGeary, AnnaSandycove320
3Cancer Guide,The:How to Nurture Wellbeing Through and Beyond a Cancer O’Dwyer, Anne-MarieBedford Square Publishers290
4Trading Game,The:A ConfessionStevenson, GaryAllen Lane288
6Atomic Habits:the life-changing million-copy #1 bestsellerClear, JamesRandom House Business Books249
5Poor:Grit, courage, and the life-changing value of self-beliefO’Sullivan, KatrionaSandycove242
7Surrounded by Idiots:The Four Types of Human BehaviourErikson, ThomasVermilion166
8Diary of a CEO,The:The 33 Laws of Business and LifeBartlett, StevenEbury Edge141
9Killers of the Flower Moon:Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBIGrann, DavidSimon & Schuster Ltd129
10Wager,TheGrann, DavidSimon & Schuster Ltd121
Hardback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Hike Life,The:My 50 Favourite Hikes in Ireland – IBA Lifestyle Book of the YearPurcell, RozannaBlack & White Publishing217
2Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book:THE NO.1 BESTSELLERAnthony, NathanEbury Press136
3Fitwaffle’s No-Bake Baking:Easy oven-free recipes including cheesecakeHead, EloiseEbury Press108
4Garment Goddessde Barra, LauraGill Books89
5Bored of Lunch Healthy Slow Cooker: Even Easier:THE INSTANT NO.1Anthony, NathanEbury Press88
6Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press81
7Wild Hope:The inspirational No 1 Sunday Times bestsellerAshworth, DonnaBlack & White Publishing69
8Guinness World Records 2024 Guinness World Records69
9Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book:THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERAnthony, NathanEbury Press60
10Dear Gay:Letters to The Gay Byrne Show – a handwritten history of Ireland Gill Books58
Childrens
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Dog Man 12: The Scarlet ShedderPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.3731
2Curious Case of the Irish Yeti,The:Molly Malone & Bram StokerNolan, AlanO’Brien Press Ltd623
3Greg the Sausage Roll: Lunchbox Superhero:A World Book Day 2024Hoyle, Mark & Hoyle, RoxannePuffin565
4Loki: Tales of a Bad God: World Book Day 2024Stowell, LouieWalker Books Ltd513
5Amazing Edie Eckhart: The Friend Mission,The:World Book Day 2024Jones, RosieHodder Children’s Books448
6InvestiGators: High-Rise Hijinks:A laugh-out-loud comic book adventureGreen, John Patrick & Hastings, ChristopMacmillan Children’s Books447
7Charlie McGrew & The Horse That He Drew:World Book Day 2024Biddulph, RobHarperCollins409
8Marv and the Ultimate Superpower World Book Day 2024Falase-Koya, AlexOxford University Press398
9Bunny vs Monkey: Bunny Bonanza!Smart, JamieDavid Fickling Books364
10Creepy Creations:World Book Day 2024:Dread WoodKillick, JenniferFarshore359

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