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Irish Bestsellers 30th April 2022

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what eden did next

This week in the charts it’s all about the kids… six out of the overall Top 10 are children’s titles, and in fact, seven of the Children’s Top 10 chart appear in the Top 20. The biggest story is Alice Oseman whose Heartstopper series grabs the overall no. 1, along with nos. 4, 6 and 9; additionally, Nick and Charlie: A Heartstopper novella is slipping into the bottom of the Children’s Top 10. Oseman also has the distinction of preventing David Walliams’ latest book, The World’s Worst Pets, from getting the top spot on release which is no small feat. The Heartstopper series is a new hit on Netflix, another demonstration if we needed one of the power of adaptations to bring us back to the original books.

This week’s featured book is brand new from Sheila O’Flanagan, always a popular writer here on writing.ie. Her new book What Eden Did Next is in at no. 1 for Original Fiction and no. 3 in the Top 20. Here’s the blurb:

The all-absorbing, life-affirming new novel from the bestselling author of THREE WEDDINGS AND A PROPOSAL and THE MISSING WIFE.

Do I rejoice when a new Sheila O’Flanagan book hits the shelves? I do‘ Roisin Meaney

Five years after the death of her firefighter husband, Eden knows better than anyone that life can change in an instant. Now, instead of the future she had planned with Andy, she has Lila – the daughter he never got the chance to meet. And instead of Andy, she has his family. 

Then Eden meets someone. Someone she knew before Andy, before Lila, before the tragedy. Someone who reminds her of how she used to be. But Andy’s mother has other plans. And Eden is facing an impossible choice. One that could tear a family apart . . . 

Honest and emotionally gripping, What Eden Did Next is an irresistible, sometimes heart-breaking, ultimately joyful, novel of love, loss – and finding your own way to happiness.

Readers love Sheila’s books

‘One of my favourite authors’ Marian Keyes

‘Sheila writes with such verve and positivity and emotional intelligence – she knows just what it is to be a woman’ Veronica Henry 

‘Reading a Sheila O’Flanagan novel always feels like sitting down for a cup of tea with a friend – she writes with such warmth and empathy‘ Beth O’Leary
‘A refreshing, unapologetic, funny, absorbing page-turner which left me wanting to read another Sheila O’Flanagan novel straight away!’ Emily Gunnis

And now this week’s 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 30th April 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Heartstopper Volume OneOseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp1,563
2World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp1,278
3What Eden Did NextO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Grp899
4Heartstopper Volume TwoOseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp861
5Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3)Pilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp751
6Heartstopper Volume ThreeOseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp709
7Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island Grp692
8It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp649
9Heartstopper Volume FourOseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp642
10Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp640
11Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieTransworld Grp586
12Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Grp562
13None of This Is SeriousPrasifka, CatherineCanongate Grp518
14Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp518
15Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp508
16Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp507
17Until the End:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins Grp485
18Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp472
19BessboroughFinnerty, DeirdreHachette Books Ireland Grp451
20What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineJohn Murray Press Group423
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 30th April 2022
Mass Market Fiction
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd649
2Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd518
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair472
4Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd375
5VerityHoover, ColleenSphere351
6Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 333
7Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber280
8Love Hypothesis,TheHazelwood, AliSphere233
9Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 219
10Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber219
Original Fiction
1What Eden Did NextO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review899
2Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph640
3Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday586
4None of This Is SeriousPrasifka, CatherineCanongate Books518
5Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers507
6Dream Town:Aloysius Archer seriesBaldacci, DavidMacmillan415
7Young MungoStuart, DouglasPicador370
8TrespassesKennedy, LouiseBloomsbury Circus331
9Snag List,TheWhite, SophieHachette Books Ireland303
10Small Things Like TheseKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber282
Paperback Non Fiction
1Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island692
2Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Ltd562
3Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd508
4BessboroughFinnerty, DeirdreHachette Books Ireland451
5What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineSheldon Press423
6Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays379
7Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins333
8Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books302
9Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph194
10Palace Papers,TheBrown, TinaCentury193
Hardback Non Fiction
1ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph388
2Let’s Talk:About Relationships, Sex and IntimacySadlier, RichieGill Books260
3Lili’s Family FavouritesForberg, LiliO’Brien Press Ltd213
4Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press186
5Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph178
6War on the West,The:How to Prevail in the Age of UnreasonMurray, DouglasHarperCollins Publishers174
7We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus172
8Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List 2:The Best Places on the PlanetLonely Planet Global Limited108
9Irish Difference,TheTobin, FergalAtlantic Books107
10Build Your Own:Use what you have to create what you needGardner, HarrisonGill Books105
1Heartstopper Volume OneOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books1,563
2World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,278
3Heartstopper Volume TwoOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books861
4Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3)Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.751
5Heartstopper Volume ThreeOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books709
6Heartstopper Volume FourOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books642
7Until the End:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins485
8Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird226
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPuffin199
10Nick and Charlie:A Heartstopper novellaOseman, AliceHarperCollins189
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