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Irish Bestsellers 23rd November 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 30 November 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

As usual for this time of year, there aren’t many big new releases in the run up to Christmas, as focus seems to be on established successes. A notable exception is David Walliams, who releases a new book without fail every winter and always goes straight to the top with a runaway lead. This year, he’s released The Beast of Buckingham Palace which has not gone right to the top of the charts, battling the Wimpy Kid for the top place and not quite managing to beat him. On the plus side, Walliams has both editions of the book in the Top 20; the two editions combined would just tip him over onto first place!

This week’s featured book is Lee Child’s latest release, Blue Moon, which has been consistently in the charts since its release and is now heading to the top!

Here’s the blurb:

‘This is one of his best’ – The Times

Jack Reacher is back in a brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child.

It’s a random universe, but once in a blue moon things turn out just right.

In a nameless city, two rival criminal gangs are competing for control. But they hadn’t counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch.

Reacher is trained to notice things.

He’s on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too … hoping to get rich quick.

As the mugger makes his move, Reacher steps in.

The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher’s offer to help him home. He’s vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble.

What hold could the gangs have on the old guy? Will Reacher be in time to stop bad things happening?

The odds are better with Reacher involved. That’s for damn sure.

And now the 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 November 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 3,509
2 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 2,856
3 Ordinary Joe Schmidt, Joe Penguin Grp 2,661
4 Guinness World Records 2020 Guinness Publisher Group 1,750
5 Blue Moon Child, Lee Transworld Grp 1,289
6 Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling Breen, Sarah & McLysaght, Emer Gill Group 1,122
7 Great Irish Science Book,The O’Neill, Luke Gill Group 1,080
8 Cilka’s Journey Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Grp 971
9 Overcoming Phelan, Vicky Hachette Books Ireland Grp 942
10 Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 891
11 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 853
12 Body,The:A Guide for Occupants Bryson, Bill Transworld Grp 798
13 Grace in Winter Purcell, Deirdre Hachette Books Ireland Grp 762
14 Boulevard Wren and other Stories Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Group 745
15 Beano Annual D.C. Thomson Grp 710
16 Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal Penguin Grp 688
17 Dinky Donkey (PB),The Smith, Craig Scholastic Ltd. Grp 684
18 Schmidt Happens O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Grp 667
19 Donal’s Super Food in Minutes Skehan, Donal Hodder & Stoughton Grp 651
20 My Crazy World Dignam, Christy Simon & Schuster Grp 646

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 23rd November 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 584
2 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 478
3 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 455
4 Importance of Being Aisling,The McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 389
5 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 339
6 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage 268
7 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Sceptre 238
8 Olive Kitteridge Strout, Elizabeth Simon & Schuster Ltd 229
9 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 224
10 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 190
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Blue Moon Child, Lee Bantam Press 1,289
2 Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling Breen, Sarah & McLysaght, Emer Gill Books 1,122
3 Cilka’s Journey Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 971
4 Grace in Winter Purcell, Deirdre Hachette Books Ireland 762
5 Boulevard Wren and other Stories Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Books 745
6 Schmidt Happens O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 667
7 Postscript Ahern, Cecelia HarperCollins Publishers 629
8 Family Gift,The Kelly, Cathy Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) 580
9 Night Fire,The Connelly, Michael Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) 556
10 Testaments,The Atwood, Margaret Chatto & Windus 510
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Overcoming Phelan, Vicky Hachette Books Ireland 942
2 Body,The:A Guide for Occupants Bryson, Bill Doubleday 798
3 Eat Up, Raise Your Game Davey, Daniel Gill Books 642
4 It Has to be Said D’Arcy, Brian Sliabh Ban Productions 622
5 Liturgical Calendar For Ireland 2020 Veritas Publications 591
6 Murder of Mr Moonlight,The Fegan, Catherine Penguin Ireland 589
7 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 512
8 Waterford Whispers News 2019 Williamson, Colm Gill Books 458
9 Great GAA Rivalries Scally, John Black & White Publishing 428
10 Education of an Idealist,The Power, Samantha William Collins 416
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Ordinary Joe Schmidt, Joe Penguin Ireland 2,661
2 Guinness World Records 2020 Guinness World Records 1,750
3 Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas Kay, Adam Picador 891
4 Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal Michael Joseph 688
5 Donal’s Super Food in Minutes Skehan, Donal Hodder & Stoughton 651
6 My Crazy World Dignam, Christy Simon & Schuster Ltd 646
7 Dear Johnnies McMahon, Johnny & O’Brien, Johnny Gill Books 529
8 Return to Sender Kelly, Paul Gill Books 503
9 Recovering Sadlier, Richie Gill Books 459
10 Camouflage:My Story Larkin, Eoin Reach Sport 450
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Kinney, Jeff Puffin 3,509
2 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 2,856
3 Great Irish Science Book,The O’Neill, Luke Gill Books 1,080
4 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 853
5 Beano Annual D.C. Thomson & Co., 710
6 Dinky Donkey (PB),The Smith, Craig Scholastic 684
7 Official Liverpool FC Annual 2020,The Grange Communications 530
8 Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 493
9 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 487
10 Gordon’s Game Howard, Paul & D’Arcy, Gordon Penguin Ireland 412
# Combined Editions