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Irish Bestsellers 27th June 2020

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Here in the charts, things are so close to ‘normal’, you’d be forgiven for thinking lockdown had never happened. Most of the releases are from recent months, as old favourites quietly return to their places on the bookshelf, and sales figures, although perhaps slightly lower than normal, are more like what we’re used to seeing.

America is in the hotspot at the moment; besides books whose sales have picked up following the #BlackLivesMatter events such as Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (no. 17 in the Top 20, no. 3 in the Paperback Non-Fiction) or Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo (no. 8 in Top 20, and no. 4 in Mass Market Fiction), we also have The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton at no. 2 in Hardback Non-Fiction and no. 3 in the overall Top 20.

This week’s featured book is one that has been a favourite for many years but has a new release due to the recent film adaptation released on Disney+. Artemis Fowl may have received mixed reviews from the critics, but Eoin Colfer’s series about the anti-hero, boy criminal mastermind Artemis, is an enduring middle-grade classic, and the first book is back in the Children’s Top 10 as a film tie-in edition. Here’s the blurb:

*New special film edition – includes photos of the film, an introduction from director Kenneth Branagh and a note from Eoin Colfer himself*

Movie available from June 12th only on Disney+

Join the world of Artemis Fowl, the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer.

Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century.

Just twelve years old and already he’s a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family’s fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping.

Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise.

Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous – and extremely high-tech – fairies. But he may have underestimated their powers. They will fight back. Is the boy about to trigger a cross-species war?

Let the misadventure begin.

‘Fast-paced, tongue in cheek . . . laugh-out-loud’ – Sunday Times
‘A huge hit’ – The Guardian
‘Artemis is a brilliant creation’ – Anthony Horowitz

***Winner of the WHSmith Children’s Book of the Year Award and Children’s Book of the Year at the Children’s Book Awards. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award.***

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 June 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,321
2Skincare:The Ultimate No-Nonsense GuideHirons, CarolineHarperCollins Grp1,241
3Room Where It Happened,The:A White House MemoirBolton, JohnSimon & Schuster Grp1,199
4Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,164
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,066
6Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp973
7SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp944
8Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp855
9American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp818
10Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Group781
11Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp698
12Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp684
13Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group618
14JumpMoyles, DaniellaGill Group615
15Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel),TheCollins, SuzanneScholastic Ltd. Grp491
16Restaurant,TheMeaney, RoisinHachette Books Ireland Grp481
17Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceEddo-Lodge, ReniBloomsbury Grp474
18Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Grp466
19Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Grp452
20Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp450
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 27th June 2020
Mass Market Fiction

1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,321
2Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,164
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber973
4Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 855
5Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )684
6Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group466
7Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press452
8Narrow Land,TheHickey, Christine DwyerAtlantic Books286
9Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers274
10Flatshare,TheO’Leary, BethQuercus Publishing Plc239
Original Fiction

1American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press818
2Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland698
3Restaurant,TheMeaney, RoisinHachette Books Ireland481
4Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers450
5Fair WarningConnelly, MichaelOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )440
6Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph408
7Silent Wife,TheSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers393
8Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson383
9HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press371
10Camino WindsGrisham, JohnHodder & Stoughton353
Paperback Non Fiction

1Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Books781
2JumpMoyles, DaniellaGill Books615
3Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceEddo-Lodge, ReniBloomsbury Publishing PLC474
4Emotional HealingBarry, HarryOrion Spring427
5Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus410
6This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador253
7How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Books245
8Power of Now,TheTolle, EckhartHodder Paperback224
9Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd219
10Eat Up, Raise Your GameDavey, DanielGill Books218
Hardback Non Fiction

1Skincare:The Ultimate No-Nonsense GuideHirons, CarolineHQ1,241
2Room Where It Happened,TheBolton, JohnSimon & Schuster1,199
3Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,066
4Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books618
5Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell245
6What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan239
7Wean in 15Wicks, JoeBluebird217
8Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph216
9BecomingObama, MichelleViking203
10Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird187

1SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins944
2Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic491
3Dog Man: Fetch-22Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.268
4Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC216
5Seasons of War:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins215
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)Kinney, JeffPuffin212
7Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic200
8Adventures of Dog Man 2: Unleashed,ThePilkey, DavScholastic195
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13)Kinney, JeffPuffin184
10Artemis FowlColfer, EoinPuffin174
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