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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
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Guest List,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Grp 1,615
2 Dog Man: World Book Day 2020 Pilkey, Dav Scholastic Ltd. Grp 1,582
3 Grown Ups Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 1,402
4 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Little, Brown Book Grp 908
5 Supertato: Books Are Rubbish!:World Book Day 2020 Linnet, Paul & Hendra, Sue Simon & Schuster Grp 903
6 Actress Enright, Anne Random House Grp 763
7 Bing’s Splashy Story: World Book Day 2020 HarperCollins Grp 734
8 My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff:World Book Day 2020 Syed, Matthew Hachette Children’s Grp 693
9 Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,The Mackesy, Charlie Random House Grp 687
10 Case of the Drowned Pearl,The Stevens, Robin Penguin Grp 685
11 Kid Normal and the Loudest Library:World Book Day 2020:Kid Normal James, Greg & Smith, Chris Bloomsbury Grp 666
12 American Dirt Cummins, Jeanine Headline Grp 662
13 Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang – World Book Day 2020 Anderson, Laura Ellen Egmont Books Grp 654
14 Where Are You, Puffling?:An Irish Adventure. World Book Day 2020 Daly, Gerry & McGann, Erika O’Brien Press Grp 624
15 Alex Rider Undercover: Four Secret Files Horowitz, Anthony Walker Grp 560
16 Hungry Road,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Transworld Grp 535
17 Philadelphia, Here I Come Friel, Brian Faber Grp 477
18 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Grp 462
19 Evie in the Jungle:World Book Day 2020 Haig, Matt Canongate Grp 460
20 Day We Met The Queen,The:World Book Day 2020 Rauf, Onjali Q. Hachette Children’s Grp 450

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 29th February 2020
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Corsair 908
2 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 462
3 Silent Patient,The Michaelides, Alex Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 397
4 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Books Ltd 361
5 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 346
6 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Manilla Press 344
7 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 281
8 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 262
9 Sleeper Lies,The Mara, Andrea Poolbeg Press 259
10 Seven Letters Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Books Ltd 237
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Guest List,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 1,615
2 Grown Ups Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph 1,402
3 Actress Enright, Anne Jonathan Cape 763
4 American Dirt Cummins, Jeanine Tinder Press 662
5 Hungry Road,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Transworld Ireland 535
6 Dear Edward Napolitano, Ann Viking 435
7 Apeirogon Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 434
8 Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 239
9 Temple House Vanishing,The Donohue, Rachel Atlantic Books 199
10 Paper Bracelet,The English, Rachael Hachette Books Ireland 190
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Where Are You, Puffling?:An Irish Adventure. World Book Day 2020 Daly, Gerry & McGann, Erika O’Brien Press Ltd 624
2 Philadelphia, Here I Come Friel, Brian Faber And Faber Plays 477
3 Just One More Question Tubridy, Niall Penguin Books Ltd 328
4 Eat Up, Raise Your Game Davey, Daniel Gill Books 325
5 Overcoming:A Memoir Phelan, Vicky Hachette Books Ireland 314
6 Volunteer,The Fairweather, Jack W.H.Allen 262
7 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 253
8 Five,The Rubenhold, Hallie Black Swan 146
9 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 145
10 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 136
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,The Mackesy, Charlie Ebury Press 687
2 Gaff Goddess Barra, Laura de Transworld Ireland 430
3 Pinch of Nom Everyday Light Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 267
4 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 217
5 Guinness World Records 2020 Guinness World Records 203
6 Irish Cookbook,The McMahon, Jp Phaidon Press 178
7 No Fuss Vegan Purcell, Roz Penguin Ireland 166
8 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 130
9 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 129
10 Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal Michael Joseph 114
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dog Man: World Book Day 2020 Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 1,582
2 Supertato: Books Are Rubbish!:World Book Day 2020 Linnet, Paul & Hendra, Sue Simon & Schuster Childrens Boo 903
3 Bing’s Splashy Story: World Book Day 2020 HarperCollins 734
4 My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff:World Book Day 2020 Syed, Matthew Wren & Rook 693
5 Case of the Drowned Pearl,The Stevens, Robin Puffin 685
6 Kid Normal and the Loudest Library:World Book Day 2020:Kid Normal James, Greg & Smith, Chris Bloomsbury Childrens Books 666
7 Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang – World Book Day 2020 Anderson, Laura Ellen Egmont Books 654
8 Alex Rider Undercover: Four Secret Files Horowitz, Anthony Walker Books Ltd 560
9 Evie in the Jungle:World Book Day 2020 Haig, Matt Canongate Books 460
10 Day We Met The Queen,The:World Book Day 2020 Rauf, Onjali Q. Orion Children’s Books 450
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