Irish Bestsellers 29th February 2020

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And here we are again, World Book Day has returned! As expected, these short, affordable titles have gone down a storm, completely taking over the Children’s Top 10 and even nabbing the top spot in Paperback Non-Fiction (Where Are You, Puffling? An Irish Adventure by Gerry Daly and Erika McGann). All ten of the Children’s chart titles are also in the Top 20 overall, as usual, although not quite stealing the overall no. 1, which goes to The Guest List by Lucy Foley. A close second is Dave Pilkey’s World Book Day contribution, doing brilliantly as predicted last week with over 1.5k sales. We can expect, if things go as they usually do, to see most of these titles hanging around for a few weeks!

This week’s featured book is none of these; it’s a newcomer to the charts, Andrea Mara, whose novel The Sleeper Lies has hit the Mass Market Fiction Top 10 – congratulations Andrea! Here’s the blurb:

ONE WINDOW, THREE LIES

I step forward, breathing fast. Movement. I force myself to take another step. I think about all of it, all of the deaths and all of the accidents and all of the pain. And I know what I need to do.

ONE WINDOW

It’s March 2018, and the country is covered in snow. Roads are impassable, shops are running out of food, and official advice is to stay indoors. Marianne lives on her own and works from home, so this isn’t a problem. Until she wakes one morning in her house in the middle of nowhere and finds footprints trailing all across her garden. Half-asleep, she is at first curious. Then she realises the footprints stop at her bedroom window, and curiosity gives way to unease. Who was looking in at her, while she was asleep?

THREE LIES

As the big freeze worsens and the stalker begins to leave disturbing mementoes, Marianne’s thoughts go back two decades to the schoolyard outburst that tore her childhood apart. Old feuds resurface, and the mystery of her mother’s death is pulled back into focus. Marianne begins to see patterns – is there a link between her stalker and the true crime story she’s been obsessively researching, or does the answer lie closer to home?

24 DAYS

In the end, 24 days is all it takes for everything to come crashing down.

 

And now finally this week’s bestseller 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 29th February 2020
ICM
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp1,615
2Dog Man: World Book Day 2020Pilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp1,582
3Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp1,402
4Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp908
5Supertato: Books Are Rubbish!:World Book Day 2020Linnet, Paul & Hendra, SueSimon & Schuster Grp903
6ActressEnright, AnneRandom House Grp763
7Bing’s Splashy Story: World Book Day 2020HarperCollins Grp734
8My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff:World Book Day 2020Syed, MatthewHachette Children’s Grp693
9Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp687
10Case of the Drowned Pearl,TheStevens, RobinPenguin Grp685
11Kid Normal and the Loudest Library:World Book Day 2020:Kid NormalJames, Greg & Smith, ChrisBloomsbury Grp666
12American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp662
13Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang – World Book Day 2020Anderson, Laura EllenEgmont Books Grp654
14Where Are You, Puffling?:An Irish Adventure. World Book Day 2020Daly, Gerry & McGann, ErikaO’Brien Press Grp624
15Alex Rider Undercover: Four Secret FilesHorowitz, AnthonyWalker Grp560
16Hungry Road,TheConlon-McKenna, MaritaTransworld Grp535
17Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber Grp477
18Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp462
19Evie in the Jungle:World Book Day 2020Haig, MattCanongate Grp460
20Day We Met The Queen,The:World Book Day 2020Rauf, Onjali Q.Hachette Children’s Grp450

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 29th February 2020
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair908
2Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers462
3Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion397
4Of Mice and Men#Steinbeck, JohnPenguin Books Ltd 361
5Handmaid’s Tale,The#Atwood, MargaretVintage Classics346
6Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press344
7Tattooist of Auschwitz,TheMorris, HeatherZaffre Publishing281
8Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber262
9Sleeper Lies,TheMara, AndreaPoolbeg Press259
10Seven LettersMoriarty, SineadPenguin Books Ltd 237
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers1,615
2Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph1,402
3ActressEnright, AnneJonathan Cape763
4American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press662
5Hungry Road,TheConlon-McKenna, MaritaTransworld Ireland535
6Dear EdwardNapolitano, AnnViking435
7ApeirogonBloomsbury Publishing PLC434
8Once, Twice, Three Times an AislingMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books239
9Temple House Vanishing,TheDonohue, RachelAtlantic Books199
10Paper Bracelet,TheEnglish, RachaelHachette Books Ireland190
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Where Are You, Puffling?:An Irish Adventure. World Book Day 2020Daly, Gerry & McGann, ErikaO’Brien Press Ltd624
2Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays477
3Just One More QuestionTubridy, NiallPenguin Books Ltd 328
4Eat Up, Raise Your GameDavey, DanielGill Books325
5Overcoming:A MemoirPhelan, VickyHachette Books Ireland314
6Volunteer,TheFairweather, JackW.H.Allen262
7This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador253
8Five,TheRubenhold, HallieBlack Swan146
9EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books145
10Choice,TheEger, EdithRider & Co136
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press687
2Gaff GoddessBarra, Laura deTransworld Ireland430
3Pinch of Nom Everyday LightFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird267
4Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird217
5Guinness World Records 2020Guinness World Records203
6Irish Cookbook,TheMcMahon, JpPhaidon Press178
7No Fuss VeganPurcell, RozPenguin Ireland166
8What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan130
9Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd129
10Mrs Hinch: The Activity JournalMichael Joseph114
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Dog Man: World Book Day 2020Pilkey, DavScholastic1,582
2Supertato: Books Are Rubbish!:World Book Day 2020Linnet, Paul & Hendra, SueSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo903
3Bing’s Splashy Story: World Book Day 2020HarperCollins734
4My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff:World Book Day 2020Syed, MatthewWren & Rook693
5Case of the Drowned Pearl,TheStevens, RobinPuffin685
6Kid Normal and the Loudest Library:World Book Day 2020:Kid NormalJames, Greg & Smith, ChrisBloomsbury Childrens Books666
7Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang – World Book Day 2020Anderson, Laura EllenEgmont Books654
8Alex Rider Undercover: Four Secret FilesHorowitz, AnthonyWalker Books Ltd560
9Evie in the Jungle:World Book Day 2020Haig, MattCanongate Books460
10Day We Met The Queen,The:World Book Day 2020Rauf, Onjali Q.Orion Children’s Books450
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