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Irish Bestsellers 28th May 2022

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Ruth & Pen, the brilliant debut novel from Emilie Pine, author of the international bestseller Notes to Self came out on 5th May and has had fabulous reviews. As David Park said ‘Emilie Pine is one of the most important new voices in Irish Literature. Everything she writes is imbued with wisdom.’

It’s our featured book this week – here’s the blurb:

One day, one city, two women: Ruth and Pen. Neither known to the other, but both asking themselves the same questions: how to be with others and how, when the world doesn’t seem willing to make space for them, to be with themselves?

Ruth’s marriage to Aidan is in crisis. Today she needs to make a choice – to stay or not to stay, to take the risk of reaching out, or to pull up the drawbridge.

For teenage Pen, today is the day the words will flow, and she will speak her truth to Alice, to ask for what she so desperately wants.

Deeply involving, poignant and radiantly intelligent, it is a portrait of the limits of grief and love, of how we navigate our inner and outer landscapes, and the tender courage demanded by the simple, daily quest of living.

Grab your copy from Eason here.

Here are this week’s charts with data supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 28th May 2022

 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1IdolO’Neill, LouiseBantam Press1,830
2World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins935
3Heartstopper Volume 1:The million-copy bestselling seriesOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books928
4Last to Disappear,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc884
5It Ends With Us:The emotional #1 Sunday Times bestsellerHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd760
6Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books744
7Again, Rachel:British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022Keyes, MarianMichael Joseph703
8Heartstopper Volume 3:The million-copy bestselling series, now on NetfOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books639
9Mother’s Heart,AHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers628
10Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo:The Sunday Times BestsellerReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd594
11Ruth & PenPine, EmilieHamish Hamilton563
12Heartstopper Volume 4Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books516
13Art of Losing,TheZeniter, AlicePicador511
14Conversations with Friends:Soon to be a BBC Three DramaRooney, SallyFaber & Faber509
15Man Who Died Twice,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 498
16What Eden Did NextO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review495
17Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.485
18Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair480
19Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaMacmillan477
20Lessons in Chemistry:The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Garmus, BonnieDoubleday469

And here’s the top 10 in each category:

Mass Market Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1It Ends With Us:The emotional #1 Sunday Times bestsellerHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd760
2Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo:The Sunday Times BestsellerReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd594
3Art of Losing,TheZeniter, AlicePicador511
4Conversations with Friends:Soon to be a BBC Three DramaRooney, SallyFaber & Faber509
5Man Who Died Twice,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 498
6Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair480
7Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd367
8Verity:The thriller that will capture your heart and blow your mindHoover, ColleenSphere323
9Perfect Lie,The:The addictive and unmissable heart-pounding thrillerSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc310
10Aisling and the CityMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books307
Original Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1IdolO’Neill, LouiseBantam Press1,830
2Last to Disappear,The:The chilling new thriller from the author of TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc884
3Again, Rachel:British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022Keyes, MarianMichael Joseph703
4Mother’s Heart,AHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers628
5Ruth & Pen:The brilliant debut novel from the internationally bestsellPine, EmilieHamish Hamilton563
6What Eden Did NextO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review495
7Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaMacmillan477
8Lessons in Chemistry:The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Garmus, BonnieDoubleday469
9Murder Rule,TheMcTiernan, DervlaHarperCollins Publishers439
10Belladonna Maze,TheCrowley, SinéadHead of Zeus358
Paperback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Good Vibes, Good Life:How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your GreatKing, VexHay House UK Ltd377
2Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island298
3What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineSheldon Press297
4Atomic Habits:the life-changing million-copy #1 bestsellerClear, JamesRandom House Business Books285
5Negative SpaceLeach, CristínMerrion Press277
6Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins266
7Great Hatred:The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MPMcGreevy, RonanFaber & Faber254
8Freezing Order:A True Story of Russian Money Laundering, State-SponsorBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Ltd233
9PandemoniumHorgan Jones, Jack & O’Connell, HughGill Books223
10Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?:The No 1 Sunday Times bestsellerSmith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph187
Hardback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Gardening Together:A month-by-month guide to getting the most from youGavin, Diarmuid & Smyth, PaulGill Books429
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press333
3Manifest:The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your lifeNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph291
4Hope:My inspirational lifeParker, TomBlink Publishing164
5Joyrider:How gratitude can help you get the life you really wantScanlon, AngelaVermilion155
6Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?:The No 1 Sunday Times bestsellerSmith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph131
7Russia:Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921Beevor, AntonyWeidenfeld & Nicolson130
8We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus100
9Good Pop, Bad Pop:The revealing and original new memoir from Jarvis CockerCocker, JarvisJonathan Cape91
10Let’s Talk:About Relationships, Sex and IntimacySadlier, RichieGill Books86
Childrens
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins935
2Heartstopper Volume 1:The million-copy bestselling series, now on NetfOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books928
3Heartstopper Volume 2:The million-copy bestselling series, now on NetfOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books744
4Heartstopper Volume 3:The million-copy bestselling series, now on NetfOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books639
5Heartstopper Volume 4:The million-copy bestselling series, now on NetfOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books516
6Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic NovelPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.485
7Nick and Charlie:A Heartstopper novellaOseman, AliceHarperCollins444
8SolitaireOseman, AliceHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks374
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Kinney, JeffPuffin222
10This Winter:A Heartstopper novellaOseman, AliceHarperCollins222
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