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Irish Bestsellers 31st August 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 7 September 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

There are a couple of fabulous new entries to this week’s charts, with the new no. 1 being the ever-popular Ross O’Carroll-Kelly with Schmidt Happens, knocking For Whom The Ball Rolls off its throne. We also see a surge in sales of The Handmaid’s Tale as Margaret Atwood’s sequel is highly anticipated ahead of its release, not to mention its unusual inclusion on the Man Booker shortlist despite being read by very few people so far!

This week, though, we are over the moon to celebrate the success of one of writing.ie’s earliest supporters. Catherine Ryan Howard has gone from strength to strength and now her newest book, due for offical release this week, is already at no. 4 in the Top 20 and no. 2 in Original Fiction and has over a hundred glowing reviews on Amazon. Here’s the (fantastic!) blurb:

From the bestselling, multiple prize-shortlisted novelist Catherine Ryan Howard comes an explosive story about a twisted voyeur and a terrible crime… 

PLAY
Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself?

PAUSE
Natalie wishes she’d stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There’s something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can’t – not until she’s found what she’s looking for…

REWIND
This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You’ve already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking…

‘Catherine Ryan Howard is a gift to crime writing. Her characters are credible, her stories are original and her plotting is ingenious. Every book is a treat to look forward to.’ Liz Nugent

And now on to the 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 31st August 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Schmidt Happens O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Grp 2,559
2 Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav Scholastic Ltd. Grp 1,062
3 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 1,054
4 Rewind Howard, Catherine Ryan Atlantic Books Grp 838
5 Veg Oliver, Jamie Penguin Grp 809
6 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 703
7 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Grp 685
8 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 664
9 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Hodder & Stoughton Grp 590
10 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 571
11 Summer Villa,The Hill, Melissa HarperCollins Grp 565
12 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 558
13 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Thunberg, Greta Penguin Grp 555
14 Reckoning,The Grisham, John Hodder & Stoughton Grp 537
15 Girl Who Lived Twice,The Lagercrantz, David Quercus Grp 514
16 Handmaid’s Tale,The Atwood, Margaret Random House Grp 507
17 An Triail Ghrada, Mairead Ni Other Publisher Groups 504
18 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Grp 502
19 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Grp 484
20 Outsiders,The Hinton, S. E. Penguin Grp 448

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 31st August 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,054
2 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Books Ltd 685
3 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 664
4 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 590
5 Reckoning,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 537
6 Handmaid’s Tale,The Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 507
7 An Triail Ghrada, Mairead Ni An Gum 504
8 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 502
9 Holiday,The Logan, T.M. Zaffre Publishing 435
10 To Kill A Mockingbird Lee, Harper Arrow Books 414
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Schmidt Happens O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 2,559
2 Rewind Howard, Catherine Ryan Corvus 838
3 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 571
4 Summer Villa,The Hill, Melissa HQ 565
5 Girl Who Lived Twice,The Lagercrantz, David Maclehose Press 514
6 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Books 484
7 I Confess Barclay, Alex HarperCollins Publishers 428
8 Women of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Zaffre Publishing 351
9 Her Husband’s Mistake O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 346
10 Birthday Party,The Meaney, Roisin Hachette Books Ireland 342
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 558
2 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Thunberg, Greta Penguin Books Ltd 555
3 Playboy of the Western World,The Synge, J. M. The Mercier Press Ltd 413
4 Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz,The Dronfield, Jeremy Penguin Books Ltd 339
5 Philadelphia, Here I Come Friel, Brian Faber And Faber Plays 337
6 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 320
7 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 309
8 Doll’s House”,”A Ibsen, Henrik Methuen Drama 308
9 12 Rules for Life Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 279
10 Murder in the Missions Harrington, Jean The Mercier Press Ltd 277
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Veg Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 809
2 Live While You Can Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 381
3 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 335
4 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 168
5 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 135
6 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 131
7 Hinch Yourself Happy Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 128
8 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 112
9 Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,The Manson, Mark HarperOne 96
10 Irish Granny’s Pocket Book of Bread and Baking,The Gill Books 94
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 1,062
2 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 703
3 Outsiders,The Hinton, S. E. Penguin Books Ltd 448
4 Top Marks For Murder Stevens, Robin Puffin 294
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 236
6 117-Storey Treehouse,The Griffiths, Andy Macmillan Children’s Books 232
7 Once:Once/Now/Then/After Gleitzman, Morris Puffin 227
8 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin 219
9 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 219
10 Trash# Mulligan, Andy Definitions 208
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