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Irish Bestsellers 27th April 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 4 May 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

Writing.ie is the ONLY place that you’ll find the Irish Bestseller Charts online and this week Jeff Kinney is back in top spot with his newest ‘Diary of…’ book, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal overtaking Pinch of Nom by Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson by over 500 sales. It joins a couple of other children’s books in the Top 20, with Fing by David Walliams in third place, and Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey at no. 20. Some other new or recent entries include Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian, in a new paperback edition following the golf legend’s recent US Master’s win, and Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, a business classic reissued ten years later, is in the Hardback Non-Fiction chart at no. 7.

This week’s featured book has arrived on the shelves amid heated debate. Boyne’s latest YA novel, My Brother’s Name is Jessica, describes the reactions of a young boy whose older sibling is transgender. There have been a wide range of reactions to My Brother’s Name is Jessica, ranging from acclaim for his contribution to the growing body of literature based around LGBTQ+ issues, to fury at his handling of a highly sensitive and emotive situation. Possibly the best action is to read My Brother’s Name is Jessica, and reach your own conclusion on the novel.

Here’s the blurb:

‘…this poignant and disarming story is full of heart and its crescendo will give you tingles’Attitude Magazine

‘Outstanding’Irish Examiner

Sam Waver’s life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible.

Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted – he’s kind, popular, amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him.

But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he’s been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart. His parents don’t want to know and Sam simply doesn’t understand.

Because what do you do when your brother says he’s not your brother at all? That he’s actually . . . your sister?

‘A story with so much heart that the pages practically pulse. Both funny and moving… this is a must-read for all ages’ Irish Independent

And now on to 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 27th April 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 1,593
2 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Pan Macmillan Grp 1,008
3 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 879
4 Book of Bones,A Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Grp 743
5 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Grp 697
6 Hinch Yourself Happy Hinch, Mrs Penguin Grp 691
7 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Grp 686
8 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 624
9 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland Grp 586
10 Cruel Acts Casey, Jane HarperCollins Grp 572
11 Just One More Question Tubridy, Niall Penguin Grp 491
12 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 412
13 Secrets of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 406
14 Past Tense Child, Lee Transworld Grp 389
15 Country Girls Trilogy,The O’Brien, Edna Faber Grp 386
16 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber Grp 377
17 My Brother’s Name is Jessica Boyne, John Penguin Grp 357
18 Redemption Baldacci, David Pan Macmillan Grp 351
19 Mister,The James, E. L. Random House Grp 335
20 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dav Scholastic Ltd. Grp 318

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 27th April 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 697
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 624
3 Secrets of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Zaffre Publishing 406
4 Past Tense Child, Lee Bantam Books (Transworld Publi 389
5 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 377
6 Mister,The James, E. L. Arrow Books 335
7 Librarian of Auschwitz,The Iturbe, Antonio Ebury Press 311
8 Clockmaker’s Daughter,The Morton, Kate Macmillan 311
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 259
10 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 249
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Book of Bones,A Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 743
2 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 686
3 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 586
3 Cruel Acts Casey, Jane HarperCollins Publishers 572
5 Country Girls Trilogy,The O’Brien, Edna Faber & Faber 386
6 Redemption Baldacci, David Macmillan 351
7 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Sceptre 308
8 Machines Like Me McEwan, Ian Jonathan Cape 280
9 Flatshare,The O’Leary, Beth Quercus Publishing Plc 262
10 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 229
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Just One More Question Tubridy, Niall Penguin Ireland 491
2 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 412
3 All in a Doctor’s Day Gannon, Lucia Gill Books 280
4 Whisperings in My Soul Hyland, Sean Orla Kelly Self Publishing Ser 278
5 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 277
6 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 275
7 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Tramp Press 249
8 Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz,The Dronfield, Jeremy Michael Joseph 248
9 Tiger Woods Benedict, Jeff & Keteyian, Armen Simon & Schuster Ltd 244
10 Constellations:Reflections From Life Gleeson, Sinead Picador 211
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 1,008
2 Hinch Yourself Happy Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 691
3 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 283
4 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 128
5 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 114
6 Guinness World Records 2019 Guinness World Records 96
7 Our Iceberg is Melting Kotter, John & Rathgeber, Holger Macmillan 92
8 Border,The Ferriter, Diarmaid Profile Books 87
9 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 79
10 Love for Imperfect Things Sunim, Haemin Penguin Life 77
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin 1,593
2 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 879
3 My Brother’s Name is Jessica Boyne, John Puffin 357
4 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 318
5 Dancing the Charleston Wilson, Jacqueline Doubleday Children’s Books 280
6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 272
7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 271
8 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 271
9 Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 213
10 Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat Kid Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 204
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