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Irish Bestsellers 29th September 2018

Article by Rebecca Brown © 6 October 2018 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

More change around in the charts this week! We’ve got Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen pulling off a double whammy in the Top 10s, with Oh My God What A Complete Aisling at no. 1 for Mass Market Fiction and The Importance of Being Aisling: Country Roads, Take Her Home at no. 1 for Original Fiction. Elsewhere in the charts, there are a couple of themes emerging as Paperback Non-Fiction takes on a decidedly spiritual role this week: we’ve got The Little Flower: St Therese of Lisieux by Colm Keane and Una O’Hagan heading the chart, followed by The Liturgical Calendar for Ireland 2019, Preparing for First Holy Communion by Elaine Mahon, and Pope Francis in Ireland. 

In Hardback Non-Fiction, it’s all about the food with Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for Life: The 50 Recipes You Need to Learn by Neven Maguire, The Currabinny Cookbook by James Kavanagh and William Murray (brand new and straight in the charts), and Donal’s Meals In Minutes by Donal Skehan which has never left the charts since its publication over a month ago. We’re also seeing cookbooks appearing in the Top 20 more than we usually see outside of New Year’s Resolution time, but interestingly these books seem to focus more on home cooking, traditional and comfort food, rather than health kicks; perhaps this will change in January?

In Children’s there are the usual suspects (what would the charts be without Walliams and Rowling?) but a couple of different appearances, including David Baddiel’s Head Kid, sticking around as we predicted on release two weeks ago but also Timmy Failure: It’s the End When I Say It’s the End from Stephan Pastis and the beautifully-designed The Trouble With Perfect by Helena Duggan.

This week’s featured book was mentioned on its release last week; Jennifer Rock’s The Skin Nerd is still at no. 2 in Hardback Non-Fiction. Here’s the blurb:

‘The skin is an organ and should be respected accordingly.’

This is the mantra of award-winning skincare expert Jennifer Rock, also known as The Skin Nerd. We should feed our skin, shield it, and give it all the care and attention it needs – and deserves. in her first book, Jennifer shares all the passion, knowledge and expertise she has gathered over her extensive career to bring you the essential guide to healthy skin.

Written in Jennifer’s unique brand of humour and honesty, with nerd-isms galore, this book is jam-packed with ‘skinformation’ and advice to educate you about your skin needs at every stage of your life.

It includes The 10 Skin Nerd Commandments, advice on anti-ageing, acne and other skin conditions, the benefits of a refreshing Spritz O’Clock, which skingredients to look out for (and which to avoid), and how your diet affects the body’s largest organ. The Skin Nerd will teach you a holistic approach to looking after your skin inside and out, and give you the confidence to achieve glowing, healthy skin.

‘Jennifer is one of the most knowledgeable, honest and reliable experts I know and trust in the industry. A must read for anyone interested in proper skincare’ Triona McCarthy, Sunday Independent Beauty Editor