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Irish Bestsellers 23rd September 2017

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 30 September 2017 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

It’s great to see another bunch of new or recent releases in the charts again this week, and another sign that the year is rapidly approaching gift-buying season! A key indicator is the amount of new children’s books around: it doesn’t happen often that David Walliams and JK Rowling aren’t just splitting the Top 10 between them, but this is one of those weeks. Walliams has two entries – World’s Worst Children 2 and Gangsta Granny – and Rowling’s only entry is The Cursed Child. No doubt, by the way, Walliams will be dominating once again when his new book comes out, today announced to be released in time for Christmas and titled Bad Dad. However, for now, it’s good to see some new names in the Children’s Top 10, Dav Pilkey (Dog Man 3: A Tale of Two Kitties), Susie Linn (Fidget: The Naughty Puppy Dog) and Graham Oakley (The Bear Who Would Not Share). It seems that animals are firm favourites once again! We also have Dara O’Briain in this chart with his family guide to the universe, Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe which looks fabulous, and a great idea for Christmas presents for young scientists.

Knocking Marian Keyes off her number one spot this week is a new release by one of the country’s favourite funny guys, satirist Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. His new book, only just out in time for this week’s charts, is Operation Trumpsformation and here’s a bit more about it:

‘Our nation’s great satirist … the most sustained feat of comic writing in Irish literature’ Irish Times

It’s the end of the world as Ross knows it … this time, there’s no way of escaping another monumental fock-up!

Sorcha had thrown me out of the family home – this time apparently for good. And yet that was the least of my worries …

My old dear was in prison, accused of murdering her second husband. My sons were showing an unhealthy interest in – someone call social services – soccer! And my daughter wanted everyone to call her Eddie. But don’t even go there!

On top of all that, a blond wig discovered in a dusty attic, had given my old man delusions of power. Suddenly, he was running for election, promising to tear up the bailout deal and take Ireland out of Europe. And that’s to say nothing of his secret plan for Ireland’s second city …

But shush! Don’t mention the wall!

And now for something completely different, this week’s charts. Starting with the Top 20, and ending with the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 23rd September 2017
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Grp 2,434
2 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 2,155
3 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press Grp 1,346
4 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Transworld Grp 1,169
5 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 1,091
6 Warrior’s Code,The:My Autobiography Tyrrell, Jackie Trinity Mirror Sport Media Grp 995
7 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Grp 800
8 It:film tie-in edition of Stephen King’s IT# King, Stephen Hodder & Stoughton Grp 731
9 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Penguin Grp 704
10 Smile Doyle, Roddy Random House Grp 631
11 I Found My Tribe Fitzmaurice, Ruth Random House Grp 579
12 Choice,The Eger, Edith Random House Grp 578
13 Force for Justice,A:The Maurice McCabe Story Clifford, Michael Hachette Books Ireland Grp 566
14 Legacy of Spies,A Le Carre, John Penguin Grp 559
15 Munich Harris, Robert Random House Grp 521
16 Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management:How to Create a Happy H Brennan, Francis Gill Group 518
17 Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millenniu Lagercrantz, David Quercus Grp 503
18 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness Publisher Group 502
19 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Random House Grp 471
20 Whistler,The:The Number One Bestseller Grisham, John Hodder & Stoughton Grp 460
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 23rd September 2017
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 1,169
2 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 471
3 Whistler,The:The Number One Bestseller Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 460
4 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Books 408
5 To Kill A Mockingbird# Lee, Harper Arrow Books 380
6 Underground Railroad,The:Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017 Whitehead, Colson Fleet 309
7 Foster Keegan, Claire Faber and Faber 263
8 Behind Her Eyes:The Sunday Times #1 Best Selling Psychological Thrille Pinborough, Sarah Harper 253
9 Holding Norton, Graham Hodder Paperback 246
10 Dry,The Harper, Jane Abacus 238
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 2,434
2 Break,The Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph 2,155
3 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 1,091
4 It:film tie-in edition of Stephen King’s IT# King, Stephen Hodder Paperback 731
5 Smile Doyle, Roddy Jonathan Cape 631
6 Legacy of Spies,A Le Carre, John Viking 559
7 Munich Harris, Robert Hutchinson 521
8 Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millenniu Lagercrantz, David Maclehose Press 503
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Publishers 354
10 Column of Fire,A:The Kingsbridge Novels Follett, Ken Macmillan 344
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 I Found My Tribe Fitzmaurice, Ruth Chatto & Windus 579
2 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 578
3 Force for Justice,A:The Maurice McCabe Story Clifford, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 566
4 Life is a Funny Business:A Very Personal Story Shatter, Alan Poolbeg Press 387
5 This Book is Worth EURO25,000:Easy ways to save thousands of euro righ Deeter, Karl & Weston, Charlie Gill Books 301
6 Wounds:A Memoir of War and Love Keane, Fergal William Collins 293
7 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 283
8 Sam Maguire:The Man and The Cup Connolly, Kieran The Mercier Press Ltd 252
9 Bunreacht Na Heireann/Irish Constitution Publications, Government Office of Public Works,Ireland 251
10 Padre Pio – Irish Encounters with the Saint Keane, Colm Capel Island 250
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press 1,346
2 Warrior’s Code,The:My Autobiography Tyrrell, Jackie Trinity Mirror Sport Media 995
3 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Ltd 800
4 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 704
5 Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management:How to Create a Happy H Brennan, Francis Gill Books 518
6 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 502
7 Motherfocloir:Dispatches from @theirishfor O’Seaghdha, Darach Head of Zeus 457
8 Queen of the Ploughing McHugh, Anna May Penguin Ireland 260
9 Ploughing People,A:The Farming Life Celebrated – Stories, Traditions, Cox, Valerie Hachette Books Ireland 223
10 Owning it: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety Foran, Caroline Hachette Books Ireland 218
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Wonder Palacio, R. J. Corgi Childrens 328
2 Bear Who Would Not Share,The:Picture Storybooks Graham, Oakley Top That Publishing 238
3 World’s Worst Children 2,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 234
4 Fidget:The Naughty Puppy Dog:Picture Storybooks Linn, Susie Top That Publishing 232
5 Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe O’ Briain, Dara Scholastic 194
6 Dog Man 3: A Tale of Two Kitties:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 192
7 Birthday Boy Baddiel, David HarperCollins 190
8 555 Sticker Fun Horses and Unicorns:555 Sticker Fun Graham, Oakley Top That Publishing 189
9 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two:The Official Pla Rowling, J. K. & Tiffany, John & Thorne, Sphere 160
10 Gangsta Granny Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 146
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