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Irish Bestsellers 2nd May 2020

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And we have numbers again! Bookshops are now able to ship orders and we can get their numbers to give more of the bestseller lists that you’re used to.

We don’t have tons of movement, but there is a new number one: Normal People, by Sally Rooney, has gone to the top with an impressive 3k+ sales this week, no doubt helped along by its popular screen adaptation. It’s a strong week overall for women, with fourteen of the overall Top 20 authors being women.

This week’s featured book is by one of our favourite women here, Jane Casey. Narrowly missing out on the Top 20 this week, Casey’s new book The Cutting Place is at no. 7 in Original Fiction and here’s the blurb:

From multi award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Casey comes her most exciting Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller yet!

You’ve got to be in the club to know the truth.

Everyone’s heard the rumours about elite gentlemen’s clubs, where the champagne flows freely, the parties are the height of decadence . . . and the secrets are darker than you could possibly imagine.

DS Maeve Kerrigan finds herself in an unfamiliar world of wealth, luxury and ruthless behaviour when she investigates the murder of a young journalist, Paige Hargreaves. Paige was working on a story about the Chiron Club, a private society for the richest and most privileged men in London. Then she disappeared. 

It’s clear to Maeve that the members have many secrets. But Maeve is hiding secrets of her own – even from her partner DI Josh Derwent. Will she uncover the truth about Paige’s death? Or will time run out for Maeve first?

Jane Casey’s best book yet – and that’s really saying something’ Erin Kelly
‘A really gripping, timely plot’ Elly Griffiths
‘Jane Casey is among our very best crime novelists and this is her best book’ Liz Nugent
‘Her best yet.  Heartpounding and SO MOVING!’ Marian Keyes
‘Complex and gripping’ The Times
‘The best police procedurals I’ve read’ Claire Allan
‘A superb crime novel’ Sharon Bolton
‘Truly the gold standard for police procedurals’ Catherine Ryan Howard
‘Terrifying, intense and devastatingly astut’ Sarah Hilary
‘Engrossing crime fiction with heart’ Olivia Kiernan
‘Tense, dramatic and sharply written’ Sinéad Crowley
‘A must read’ Patricia Gibney
‘I ripped through it, unable to stop myself’ Sam Baker
‘Superb’ Will Dean
‘I couldn’t love Maeve Kerrigan or Josh Derwent more’ Cressida McLaughlin
‘Her best yet’ Lucy Mangan
‘Classy, astute, timely, whip-smart’ Lucy Atkins
‘Pacy plotting’ Sunday Times Crime Club
‘Chilling and inventive’ Woman’s Weekly
‘Simply stunning’ Heat
‘A chilling read’ Woman

And now the charts (with numbers!), 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 2nd May 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp3,318
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,426
3Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp735
4Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp732
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp684
6Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp650
7SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp640
8American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp562
9Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group534
10SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp486
11Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp455
12Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Grp449
13Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Penguin Grp366
14This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPan Macmillan Grp352
15EducatedWestover, TaraRandom House Grp338
16Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp331
17Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseOrion Grp314
18Gaff GoddessBarra, Laura deTransworld Grp308
19HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieHeadline Grp282
20Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp275
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 2nd May 2020
Mass Market Fiction

1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber3,318
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,426
3Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )735
4Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber732
5Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press449
6Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 275
7Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group255
8Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineHoneyman, GailHarper228
9Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers196
10Tattooist of Auschwitz,TheMorris, HeatherZAFFRE195
Original Fiction

1Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland650
2American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press562
3Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph455
4Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers331
5Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson314
6HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press282
7Cutting Place,TheCasey, JaneHarperCollins Publishers201
8Hungry Road,TheConlon-McKenna, MaritaTransworld Ireland195
9Walk the WireBaldacci, DavidMacmillan179
10Redhead by the Side of the RoadTyler, AnneChatto & Windus174
Paperback Non Fiction

1This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador352
2EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books338
3Eat Up, Raise Your GameDavey, DanielGill Books233
4Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books223
5Power of Now,TheTolle, EckhartHodder Paperback220
6Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd201
7Shoe DogKnight, PhilSimon & Schuster Ltd198
8Lost ConnectionsHari, JohannBloomsbury Publishing PLC177
9Burn After WritingJones, SharonTarcherperigee171
10SapiensHarari, Yuval NoahVintage160
Hardback Non Fiction

1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press684
2Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books534
3Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph366
4Gaff GoddessBarra, Laura deTransworld Ireland308
5Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird228
6Ratline,TheSands, PhilippeWeidenfeld & Nicolson217
7What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan202
8Pinch of Nom Everyday LightFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird195
9Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd159
10Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
Michael Joseph140

1SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins640
2SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins486
3Giraffes Can’t DanceAndreae, GilesOrchard Books179
4Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13)Kinney, JeffPuffin154
5Grandpa’s Great EscapeWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks154
6Ice Monster,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins148
7NightshadeHorowitz, AnthonyWalker Books Ltd146
8Demon DentistWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks145
9Dog Man: Fetch-22Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.144
10Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC144
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