Irish Bestsellers 26th January 2019

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when all is said

It’s a great week for the girls, as over half of the Top 20 authors are women this week! There is also a pretty good shake-up of genre; alongside fiction, we have the usual January cohort of health books with Dr Eva Orsmond’s Reverse Your Diabetes, Michael Mosley’s The Fast 800 and The Stress Solution by Dr Rangan Chatterjee; Michelle Obama’s Becoming is still doing very well in the Top 20 at no. 6 and no. 1 in Hardback Non-Fiction; and there are several Children’s books in the Top 20 this week with David Walliams, Jeff Kinney and Dave Pilkey doing well. In the Children’s charts, incidentally, the vast majority are regular favourites with Walliams, Rowling and Pilkey having multiple entries.

This week’s featured book is brand new out and has gone straight to the top of the chart in just two days. When All is Said by Anne Griffin (what a lovely cover!) is proving to be immensely popular and is storming miles ahead of The Tattooist of Auschwitz with almost 2000 sales since release and glowing reviews from big names like John Boyne, Donal Ryan and Graham Norton, to name just a few. Here’s the blurb:

Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.

‘A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.’ Donal Ryan

‘An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.’ John Boyne

Griffin is a magical storyteller whose prose is effortless and clear. She conjures an intimate, poignant and ultimately enthralling portrait of a man who has battled loneliness and other demons throughout his life.’ Fanny Blake

‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual -though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid bare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.

‘A book to savour, and pass on. An absolute joy’ Sunday Mirror

‘This is how you tell a story’ Cecelia Ahern

‘Beautifully written, unhurried and thoughtful, and a character you love from the off’ Kit de Waal

Anne Griffin has fashioned a rare jewel’ John Banville

‘Masterful storytelling’ Graham Norton

‘[An] impressively confident debut … Maurice Hannigan emerges as an engaging, compassionate creation’ Guardian

And now the charts, with the Top 20 followed as always by the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th January 2019
ICM
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1When All is SaidGriffin, AnneHodder & Stoughton Grp1,927
2Tattooist of Auschwitz,TheMorris, HeatherBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr1,069
3MilkmanBurns, AnnaFaber Grp771
4Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp709
5Dog Man 6: Brawl of the WildPilkey, DaveScholastic Ltd. Grp638
6BecomingObama, MichellePenguin Grp590
7Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The NovelMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Group586
8Dr Eva Orsmond’s Reverse Your DiabetesOrsmond, Dr. EvaGill Group564
9Woman in the Window,TheFinn, A. J.HarperCollins Grp558
10Importance of Being Aisling,TheMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Group553
11Wonky Donkey,TheSmith, CraigScholastic Ltd. Grp444
12Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineHoneyman, GailHarperCollins Grp400
13Fast 800,TheMosley, MichaelShort Books Group396
14Stress Solution,TheChatterjee, Dr RanganPenguin Grp373
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)Kinney, JeffPenguin Grp371
16EducatedWestover, TaraRandom House Grp361
17Choice,TheEger, EdithRandom House Grp353
18TwistedCavanagh, SteveOrion Grp350
19Ice Monster,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp348
20Veggie Lean in 15Wicks, JoePan Macmillan Grp346

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th January 2019
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Tattooist of Auschwitz,TheMorris, HeatherZaffre Publishing1,069
2MilkmanBurns, AnnaFaber & Faber771
3Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The NovelMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books586
4Woman in the Window,TheFinn, A. J.HarperCollins Publishers558
5Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineHoneyman, GailHarper400
6ThirteenCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion288
7When She Was GoneDunphy, S. A.Hachette Books Ireland278
8One Day in DecemberSilver, JosiePenguin Books Ltd 273
9Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber255
10Anatomy of a ScandalVaughan, SarahSimon & Schuster Ltd239
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1When All is SaidGriffin, AnneSceptre1,927
2Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber709
3Importance of Being Aisling,TheMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books553
4TwistedCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion350
5Keeper,ANorton, GrahamCoronet Books283
6Lost Child,TheGibney, PatriciaSphere224
7My Mother’s DaughterO’Loughlin, AnnOrion (an Imprint of The Orion205
8Past Tense:(Jack Reacher 23)Child, LeeBantam Press185
9Great Wide Open,TheKennedy, DouglasHutchinson184
10Binding,TheCollins, BridgetThe Borough Press159
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Dr Eva Orsmond’s Reverse Your DiabetesOrsmond, Dr. EvaGill Books564
2Fast 800,TheMosley, MichaelShort Books396
3Stress Solution,TheChatterjee, Dr RanganPenguin Life373
4EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books361
5Choice,TheEger, EdithRider & Co353
6Veggie Lean in 15Wicks, JoeBluebird346
7This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador343
8Fire and FuryWolff, MichaelAbacus336
9Calm the F**k DownKnight, SarahQuercus Publishing Plc292
10Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz,TheDronfield, JeremyMichael Joseph290
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1BecomingObama, MichelleViking590
2Guinness World Records 2019Guinness World Records188
312 Rules for LifePeterson, Jordan B.Allen Lane150
4Skin Nerd,TheRock, JenniferHachette Books Ireland148
5Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd146
6Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for LifeMaguire, NevenGill Books143
7Donal’s Meals in MinutesSkehan, DonalHodder & Stoughton Ltd139
8Clodagh’s SuppersMcKenna, ClodaghKyle Books137
9Tom Kerridge’s Fresh StartKerridge, TomBloomsbury Absolute131
10Brief Answers to the Big QuestionsHawking, StephenJohn Murray Publishers, Ltd.124
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Dog Man 6: Brawl of the WildPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.638
2Wonky Donkey,TheSmith, CraigScholastic444
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)Kinney, JeffPuffin371
4Ice Monster,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks348
5Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC167
6Magic Moment,TheBreslin, NiallGill Books155
7Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC141
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12)Kinney, JeffPuffin141
9Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat KidPilkey, DavScholastic136
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC129
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