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Irish Bestsellers 30th May 2020

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Charlie Mackesy
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We have a few new entries in the charts this week! The big news of the week is the new no. 1, Trisha’s Transformation: Beat the Bulge and Still Indulge! by Trisha Lewis, whose account of amazing weight loss has racked up a whopping 5k+ sales this week! We also have Humankind by Rutger Bregman, which has gone into the Hardback Non-Fiction Top Ten at no. 9. And in the week when David Walliams’ new books, the latest in the perennially popular World’s Worst series is announced (The World’s Worst Parents), his most recent release Slime is still in the Top 10 Children’s twice as well as the overall Top 20.

This week’s featured book is not a new release but has enjoyed a new surge in popularity as the various difficulties encountered across the world with COVID19 have led people to search for hope and positivity wherever they can. Charlie Mackesy’s book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse has been popular since its release in October but has returned to the top of the charts at no. 5, because we could all do with a little kindness at the moment. Here’s the blurb:

The Sunday Times Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller. A book of hope for uncertain times.

‘Feeling a little blue? Meet the new Winnie the Pooh.’ The Daily Mail

‘A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart’ Richard Curtis

Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.

The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos. In Charlie’s first book, you will find his most-loved illustrations and some new ones too.

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 May 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Group5,068
2Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp2,523
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,443
4Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,263
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,097
6Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group1,019
7SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp819
8Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic Ltd. Grp745
9Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp684
10Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp590
11American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp536
12Wean in 15Wicks, JoePan Macmillan Grp456
13Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Grp418
14Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Grp413
15Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseOrion Grp391
16Grown Ups:The Sunday Times No 1 BestsellerKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp390
17Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House Grp353
18How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Group346
19Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp315
20SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp304
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 30th May 2020
Mass Market Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber2,523
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,443
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,263
4Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )590
5Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press418
6Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group413
7Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 315
8Family Upstairs,TheJewell, LisaArrow Books258
9Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers255
10Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineHoneyman, GailHarper213
Original Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland684
2American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press536
3Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson391
4Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph390
5Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers288
6Cutting Place,TheCasey, JaneHarperCollins Publishers237
7HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press218
8Rules for Perfect MurdersSwanson, PeterFaber & Faber181
9Fifty-FiftyCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )163
10American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press160
Paperback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Books5,068
2Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd353
3How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Books346
4This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador294
5Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus287
6Who Moved My CheeseJohnson, SpencerVermilion245
7EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books222
8Power of Now,The:(20th Anniversary Edition)Tolle, EckhartHodder Paperback216
9Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books194
10Eat Up, Raise Your GameDavey, DanielGill Books156
Hardback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,097
2Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books1,019
3Wean in 15Wicks, JoeBluebird456
4BecomingObama, MichelleViking246
5Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph208
6Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird191
7What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan181
8Gaff GoddessBarra, Laura deTransworld Ireland179
9HumankindBregman, RutgerBloomsbury Publishing PLC168
10Pinch of Nom Everyday LightFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird153
Childrens




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins819
2Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic745
3SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins304
4Awful AuntieWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks148
5Ice Monster,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins145
6Giraffes Can’t DanceAndreae, GilesOrchard Books142
7Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC133
8Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC131
9Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball RollsPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.127
10Midnight Gang,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks127
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