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Irish Bestsellers 24th August 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 31 August 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

This week’s newest arrival is the latest hardback from Jamie Oliver, Veg, which has gone straight to the top of the Hardback Non-Fiction chart and no. 15 in the Overall Top 20. Otherwise, there’s not much movement in the charts; Dav Pilkey keeps his top spot in the Top 20 with Dog Man 7: For Whom The Bell Rolls and has nearly double the sales of David Walliams’ The World’s Worst Teachers. Greta Thunberg’s No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference is still in the Top 20, too, at no. 11; in a world that feels like everything’s gone slightly nuts, it’s great to see Greta’s bravery and inspiring example, and we’re delighted that this week she’s safely reached Cape Cod.

This week’s featured book is Carmel Harrington’s new novel, A Thousand Roads Home, which has received warm accolades from Marian Keyes and Cecilia Ahern. Here’s the blurb:

‘Warm, uplifting & important…a very VERY special book’ Marian Keyes

‘Beautifully moving and uplifting’ Cecelia Ahern

Meet Tom. Or Dr O’Grady, as he used to be called. When you pass him on the street, most people don’t even give him a second glance. You see, Tom isn’t living his best life. Burdened by grief, he’s only got his loyal dog, Bette Davis, for company and a rucksack containing his whole world.

Then there’s Ruth and her son, DJ, who no longer have a place to call home.
But Ruth believes that you can change the world by helping one person at a time – and Tom needs her help…

Why readers and authors love Carmel Harrington:

‘At 72 years old I have lived a life that encompasses most of your stories and you give a lift to my soul that inspires me’ Ruth, Norwich

‘Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

‘Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme’ DAILY MAIL

Brave and original’ Liz Nugent

‘Important, life-affirming and bursting with Carmel’s trademark warmth and hope. It belongs on everyone’s shelf, and in everyone’s hearts’ Hazel Gaynor

‘Timely, moving and FULL of heart’ Catherine Ryan Howard

‘A remarkable, special, joyous book that captured my heart’ Alex Brown

‘Fearless, brave and so full of heart…Carmel has written her first number one’ Claudia Carroll

And now on to this week’s bestsellers, 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 August 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav Scholastic Ltd. Grp 1,466
2 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 1,161
3 Summer Villa,The Hill, Melissa HarperCollins Grp 943
4 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 765
5 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 679
6 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 677
7 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Grp 635
8 Reckoning,The Grisham, John Hodder & Stoughton Grp 598
9 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Hodder & Stoughton Grp 584
10 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 560
11 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Thunberg, Greta Penguin Grp 533
12 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Grp 514
13 Thousand Roads Home,A Harrington, Carmel HarperCollins Grp 510
14 Women of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 495
15 Veg Oliver, Jamie Penguin Grp 489
16 Murder of Dr Muldoon,The Boyle, Ken & Desmond, Tim Mercier Press Grp 487
17 Holiday,The Logan, T.M. Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 457
18 Idaho Ruskovich, Emily Random House Grp 438
19 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Pan Macmillan Grp 435
20 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Hodder & Stoughton Grp 395

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 24th August 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,161
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 677
3 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 635
4 Reckoning,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 598
5 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 584
6 Thousand Roads Home,A Harrington, Carmel HarperCollins Publishers 510
7 Holiday,The Logan, T.M. Zaffre Publishing 457
8 Idaho Ruskovich, Emily Vintage 438
9 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Sceptre 395
10 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 372
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Summer Villa,The Hill, Melissa HQ 943
2 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 679
3 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Books 514
4 Women of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Zaffre Publishing 495
5 Her Husband’s Mistake O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 394
6 The Chain McKinty, Adrian Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 371
7 I Confess Barclay, Alex HarperCollins Publishers 335
8 Knife Nesbo, Jo Harvill Secker 308
9 Book of Bones,A Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton 302
10 Someone We Know Lapena, Shari Bantam Press 280
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 560
2 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Thunberg, Greta Penguin Books Ltd 533
3 Murder of Dr Muldoon,The Boyle, Ken & Desmond, Tim The Mercier Press Ltd 487
4 12 Rules for Life Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 343
5 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 326
6 For Ava Twomey, Vera The Mercier Press Ltd 243
7 Three Women Taddeo, Lisa Bloomsbury Circus 242
8 Preparing for First Holy Communion Mahon, Elaine Veritas Publications 236
9 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 221
10 Notes to Self Pine, Emilie Penguin Books Ltd 204
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Veg Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 489
2 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 435
3 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 166
4 Hinch Yourself Happy Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 164
5 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 152
6 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 145
7 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 137
8 Irish Granny’s Pocket Book of Bread and Baking,The Gill Books 107
9 Live While You Can Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 105
10 Donal’s Meals in Minutes Skehan, Donal Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 95
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 1,466
2 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 765
3 Top Marks For Murder Stevens, Robin Puffin 381
4 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin 323
5 117-Storey Treehouse,The Griffiths, Andy Macmillan Children’s Books 284
6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 276
7 Outsiders,The:The Originals Hinton, S. E. Penguin Books Ltd 231
8 My Little Missal Roche, Maite Catholic Truth Society 227
9 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 222
10 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 220
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