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Irish Bestsellers 26th December 2015

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Waterford Whispers
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For anyone not on social media who might have missed the hilarious Waterford Whispers news feed, it’s also available as a book and it looks like it’s popped up under Christmas trees all over the country, arriving in the Christmas top 20 at No. 18. We all like a bit of a laugh at Christmas and this book definitely delivers – sending up the Irish government, poking fun at megalomaniac millionaires and showing us the funny side of our obsessions with social media, emojis and Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are just a few of the things that the team at Waterford Whispers News has been getting up to lately.

Not to mention giving us comedy gold and brilliant satire on a whole range of issues, including the Marriage Referendum, 1916 commemorations, the US Presidential Election, ISIS and the Catholic church.

Waterford Whispers News Takes Over the World brings you brand new stories as well as all WWN s best bits including: Uncle Ben shot dead by US police; Waterford Crystal Meth announces 45 new jobs; WWN guide to ruining November; Futurewatch: ISIS moves to Ireland; New Silage body spray for single farmers.

Here are the Christmas top 20 bestselling books in Ireland for any of you who need inspiration for those book vouchers! The top 10 in each genre category below. Happy New Year!

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th December 2015
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Children of the Rising:The Untold Story of the Young Lives Lost During 1916 Rising Duffy, Joe Hachette Books Ireland 5,726
2 Until Victory Always:A Memoir McGuinness, Jim & Duggan, Keith Gill & Macmillan 5,670
3 Grandpa’s Great Escape Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 5,583
4 Brooklyn Toibin, Colm Penguin Books 5,073
5 Old School:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 4,398
6 Irelandopedia:A Compendium of Maps, Facts and Knowledge Burke, John & Burke, Fatti & Burke, Kath Gill & Macmillan 4,108
7 My Story Gerrard, Steven Michael Joseph 3,631
8 Seedless in Seattle O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 3,414
9 Autobiography,The Shefflin, Henry Penguin Ireland 3,245
10 Guinness World Records 2016 Guinness World Records 3,055
11 Marble Collector,The Ahern, Cecelia HarperCollins Publishers 2,901
12 White Heat,The:My Autobiography O’Se, Tomas Gill & Macmillan 2,864
13 Girl on the Train,The Hawkins, Paula Doubleday 2,664
14 Winner: My Racing Life McCoy, A. P. Orion 2,417
15 Everyday Super Food Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 2,381
16 Me and My Mate Jeffrey:A Story of Big Dreams, Tough Realities and Faci Breslin, Niall Hachette Books Ireland 2,350
17 1916: The Morning After Coogan, Tim Pat Head of Zeus 2,233
18 Waterford Whispers News:Takes Over the World:(2) Williamson, Colm Blackstaff Press Ltd 2,197
19 Between Sisters Kelly, Cathy Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 2,094
20 What Matters:Reflections on Important Things in Life Kennedy, Mary Hachette Books Ireland 2,078

And the top 10 in each genre…

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th December 2015
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Brooklyn Toibin, Colm Penguin Books 5,073
2 All the Light We Cannot See Doerr, Anthony Fourth Estate 1,707
3 I am Pilgrim Hayes, Terry Corgi Books 1,537
4 Brief History of Seven Killings,A James, Marlon Oneworld Publications 1,328
5 Spool of Blue Thread,A Tyler, Anne Vintage 1,266
6 Gray Mountain Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 1,005
7 Kind Worth Killing Swanson, Peter Faber and Faber Crime 973
8 Martian,The# Weir, Andy Del Rey 910
9 Woman Who Stole My Life,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Books 887
10 Spill Simmer Falter Wither Baume, Sara Windmill Books 682
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Seedless in Seattle O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 3,414
2 Marble Collector,The Ahern, Cecelia HarperCollins Publishers 2,901
3 Girl on the Train,The Hawkins, Paula Doubleday 2,664
4 Between Sisters Kelly, Cathy Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 2,094
5 Green Road,The Enright, Anne Jonathan Cape 2,061
6 Little Red Chairs,The O’Brien, Edna Faber & Faber Fiction 2,059
7 Few of the Girls,A Binchy, Maeve Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 1,963
8 Gift for You,A Scanlan, Patricia Simon & Schuster Ltd 1,592
9 Make Me:Jack Reacher Child, Lee Bantam Press 1,525
10 Crossing,The Connelly, Michael Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 1,471
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 My Story Gerrard, Steven Michael Joseph 3,631
2 Me and My Mate Jeffrey:A Story of Big Dreams, Tough Realities and Faci Breslin, Niall Hachette Books Ireland 2,350
3 Waterford Whispers News:Takes Over the World:(2) Williamson, Colm Blackstaff Press Ltd 2,197
4 Dub Sub Confidential:A Goalkeeper’s Life with – and Without – the Dubs Leonard, John Penguin Ireland 1,994
5 Haughey:Prince of Power Lenihan, Conor Blackwater Press 1,361
6 Standing My Ground:The Autobiography Cummins, Brendan Transworld Ireland 1,309
7 Road to Little Dribbling,The:More Notes from a Small Island Bryson, Bill Doubleday 1,235
8 Scrap,The Kerrigan, Gene Doubleday Ireland 1,217
9 Harry Potter Colouring Book Brothers, Warner Studio Press 1,148
10 You are Here:Around the World in 92 Minutes Hadfield, Chris Pan Books 1,139
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Children of the Rising:The Untold Story of the Young Lives Lost During Duffy, Joe Hachette Books Ireland 5,726
2 Until Victory Always:A Memoir McGuinness, Jim & Duggan, Keith Gill & Macmillan 5,670
3 Autobiography,The Shefflin, Henry Penguin Ireland 3,245
4 Guinness World Records 2016 Guinness World Records 3,055
5 White Heat,The:My Autobiography O’Se, Tomas Gill & Macmillan 2,864
6 Winner: My Racing Life McCoy, A. P. Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 2,417
7 Everyday Super Food Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 2,381
8 1916: The Morning After Coogan, Tim Pat Head of Zeus 2,233
9 What Matters:Reflections on Important Things in Life Kennedy, Mary Hachette Books Ireland 2,078
10 Counting My Blessings:Francis Brennan’s Guide to Happiness Brennan, Francis Gill & Macmillan 1,975
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Grandpa’s Great Escape Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 5,583
2 Old School:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 4,398
3 Irelandopedia:A Compendium of Maps, Facts and Knowledge Burke, John & Burke, Fatti & Burke, Kath Gill & Macmillan 4,108
4 Fish Detective,The:Moone Boy O’Dowd, Chris & Murphy, Nick Vincent Macmillan Children’s Books 1,616
5 Girl Online: On Tour:(2) :Girl Online Sugg, Zoe Penguin Books 1,505
6 Gangsta Granny Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 1,501
7 Billionaire Boy Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 1,173
8 Demon Dentist Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 1,070
9 Asking for it O’Neill, Louise Quercus Publishing Plc 1,038
10 Mr Stink Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 994
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