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Irish Bestsellers 24th April 2021

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Welcome back to the bestseller charts! In the Children’s Top 10, Dav Pilkey is dominating with four titles in there at the moment: his latest in the Dog Man series, Mothering Heights, is of course both at the top of the Top 10 and at no. 6 in the Top 20, but other Dog Man titles are in there too, along with the new series, Cat Kid Comic Club.

In the Top 20 itself, Dermot Whelan’s Mind Full: Unwreck Your Head, De-stress Your Life is still at no. 1; as we commented last week, we clearly do still need that unwrecking! The Science of Happiness, last week’s featured book, is also still doing well and up one place.

For this week’s featured book, we’re turning back to fiction with this year’s ‘One Dublin, One Book’ choice, Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession. Here’s the blurb:

LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL is the story of two friends who ordinarily would remain uncelebrated. It finds a value and specialness in them that is not immediately apparent and prompts the idea that maybe we could learn from the people that we overlook in life. Leonard and Hungry Paul change the world differently to the rest of us: we try and change it by effort and force; they change it by discovering the small things they can do well and offering them to others.

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 24th April 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Group2,601
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,555
3Boy 11963Cameron, JohnHachette Books Ireland Grp1,432
4Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion Grp1,431
5White CityPower, KevinSimon & Schuster Grp1,077
6Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp913
7Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp907
8Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp624
9Hitmen,The:The Shocking True Story of a Family of Killers for HireBreen, Stephen & Conlon, OwenPenguin Grp598
10Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp473
11RO’CK of Ages:From boom days to Zoom daysO’Carroll-Kelly, RossPenguin Grp425
12Turn a Blind EyeArcher, JeffreyPan Macmillan Grp421
13Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPenguin Grp404
14American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp386
15Leonard and Hungry PaulHession, RonanOther Publisher Groups370
16How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Group346
17WinCoben, HarlanRandom House Grp338
18Klara and the SunIshiguro, KazuoFaber Grp336
19This is ItCreighton, ConorGill Group324
20Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp322
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 24th April 2021
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books907
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair473
3American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press386
4Leonard and Hungry PaulHession, RonanBluemoose Books370
5Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 317
6HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press307
7Women Who Ran Away,The:And the secrets that followed them . . .O’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review275
8Silent Wife,TheSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers245
9Shuggie BainStuart, DouglasPicador224
10Bridgerton: The Duke and IQuinn, JuliaPiatkus Books159
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Other WomenKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion1,431
2White CityPower, KevinSimon & Schuster Ltd1,077
3RO’CK of Ages:From boom days to Zoom daysO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove425
4Turn a Blind EyeArcher, JeffreyMacmillan421
5WinCoben, HarlanCentury338
6Klara and the SunIshiguro, KazuoFaber & Faber336
7Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardViking322
8Gambling Man,ABaldacci, DavidMacmillan313
9Dublin’s GirlLawlor, EimearHead of Zeus308
10Boys Don’t CryScarlett, FíonaFaber & Faber262
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books2,601
2Boy 11963Cameron, JohnHachette Books Ireland1,432
3Hitmen,The:The Shocking True Story of a Family of Killers for HireBreen, Stephen & Conlon, OwenSandycove598
4Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd595
5How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Books346
6Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books317
7Surrounded by Idiots:The Four Types of Human BehaviourErikson, ThomasVermilion289
8Healing Is the New HighKing, VexHay House UK Ltd260
9Best Catholics in the World,TheScally, DerekSandycove249
10Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays246
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,555
2This is ItCreighton, ConorGill Books324
3Science of Happiness,TheKelly, BrendanGill Books279
4Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell246
5No One Can Change Your Life Except For YouWhitmore, LauraOrion Spring239
6Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRider & Co235
7Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy:100 Delicious, Slimming RecipesFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird199
8Working Hard, Hardly WorkingBeverley, GraceHutchinson192
9Tap to Tidy:Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy WorldSolomon, StaceyEbury Press173
10Beyond Order:12 More Rules for LifePeterson, Jordan B.Allen Lane135
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.913
2Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin404
3Dead or Alive:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins275
4Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins234
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin232
6Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.219
7Planet Omar: Operation Kind:World Book Day 2021Mian, ZanibHodder Children’s Books213
8They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo208
9Cat Kid Comic ClubPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.198
10Adventures of Dog Man 2: Unleashed,ThePilkey, DavScholastic169
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