Irish Bestsellers 3rd February 2024

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house of flame

Welcome back to another week in the Irish book charts, where we have a couple of brand new entries hitting the heights.

In the Top 10 Original Fiction, we’ve got a new Detective Lottie Parker book from Patricia Gibney with Little Bones at no. 10, while in the Children’s top sellers a new story from the Starlight Stables Gang by Esme Higgs and Jo Cotterill comes in at no. 4, Ellie and the Pony Camp Mystery.

This week’s featured book is a massive new release which has taken the top spot for both the Original Fiction Top 10 and the overall Top 20 as well as going to the top of the UK book charts. House of Flame and Shadow is the third instalment of Sarah J. Maas’ Crescent City series, and here in Ireland it’s blazed ahead of everything else with almost 3,000 sales in its first couple of days. Here’s the blurb:

The MOST-ANTICIPATED fantasy novel of 2024 and the SMOULDERING third instalment in the Crescent City series

Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James – Telegraph
Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building … a page-turning delight – Guardian
Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint … To be devoured with relish – Mail

******
A WORLD IN DARKNESS.
A BURNING SPARK.
A BLAZE OF STARS.

Bryce Quinlan is stranded in a strange new world. She’s going to need all her wits about her to get home again and return to everything she loves. But that’s no easy feat when she has no idea who to trust.

Meanwhile, Hunt Athalar is back in the Asteri’s dungeons. Stripped of his freedom and the happiness he’d fought so hard for, he’s without a clue as to Bryce’s fate. Hunt is desperate to help his mate, but until he can escape the Asteri’s chains, his hands are quite literally tied.

In this breathtaking sequel to the #1 bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath, Midgard is brought to the brink of collapse, and the fate of the world rests on the hope of rebellion. But the fight for survival, freedom, and love may cost everything Bryce and Hunt have.

And now here are this week’s charts:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 03 February 2024

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1House of Flame and ShadowMaas, Sarah J.Bloomsbury Grp2,699
2Bee Sting,TheMurray, PaulPenguin Grp842
3Money Made Easy:Simple Steps to Managing Your FinancesMerriman, PaulHachette Books Ireland Grp819
4Prophet SongLynch, PaulOneworld Publications Grp790
5Small Things Like TheseKeegan, ClaireFaber Grp697
6Bunny vs Monkey: Bunny Bonanza!Smart, JamieDavid Fickling Books Grp597
7BreakdownSweeney, CathyOrion Grp547
8Poor:Grit, courage, and the life-changing value of self-beliefO’Sullivan, KatrionaPenguin Grp538
9Wild HousesBarrett, ColinRandom House Grp524
10Bored of Lunch Healthy Slow Cooker: Even EasierAnthony, NathanRandom House Grp505
11Mystery Guest,The:A Molly the Maid mysteryProse, NitaHarperCollins Grp502
12Three Little BirdsBlake, SamAtlantic Books Grp471
13Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer BookAnthony, NathanRandom House Grp461
14Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp449
15Missing Persons, Or My Grandmother’s SecretsWills, ClairPenguin Grp431
16Hike Life,The:My 50 Favourite Hikes in IrelandPurcell, RozannaBonnier Books UK Publishing Grp398
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer (Book 18)Kinney, JeffPenguin Grp388
18Body of TruthCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp384
19Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and TomorrowZevin, GabrielleRandom House Grp363
20It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp333
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 03 February 2024
Mass Market Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Small Things Like TheseKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber697
2Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and TomorrowZevin, GabrielleVintage363
3It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd333
4Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,TheReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd320
5It Starts with UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd305
6IcebreakerGrace, HannahSimon & Schuster Ltd282
7Lessons in Chemistry:The multi-million-copy bestsellerGarmus, BonniePenguin (Transworld)281
8AntarcticaKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber249
9Don’t Look BackSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc222
10Court of Thorns and Roses,AMaas, Sarah J.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC221
Original Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1House of Flame and ShadowMaas, Sarah J.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC2,699
2Bee Sting,TheMurray, PaulHamish Hamilton842
3Prophet SongLynch, PaulOneworld Publications790
4BreakdownSweeney, CathyWeidenfeld & Nicolson547
5Wild HousesBarrett, ColinJonathan Cape524
6Mystery Guest,The:A Molly the Maid mysteryProse, NitaHarperCollins502
7Three Little BirdsBlake, SamAtlantic Books471
8Body of TruthCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland384
9So Late in the DayKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber298
10Little Bones:Detective Lottie ParkerGibney, PatriciaSphere285
Paperback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Money Made Easy:Simple Steps to Managing Your FinancesMerriman, PaulHachette Books Ireland819
2Poor:Grit, courage, and the life-changing value of self-beliefO’Sullivan, KatrionaSandycove538
3Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books449
4Diary of a CEO,The:The 33 Laws of Business and LifeBartlett, StevenEbury Edge212
6EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books188
5Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible ThingPerry, MatthewHeadline Book Publishing168
7Money Doctors 2024:Helping you to save and make moneyLowe, JohnProvidence Press167
8Freedom Within,TheHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland165
9Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd157
10Wager,TheGrann, DavidSimon & Schuster Ltd155
Hardback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Bored of Lunch Healthy Slow Cooker: Even EasierAnthony, NathanEbury Press505
2Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer BookAnthony, NathanEbury Press461
3Missing Persons, Or My Grandmother’s SecretsWills, ClairAllen Lane431
4Hike Life,The:My 50 Favourite Hikes in IrelandPurcell, RozannaBlack & White Publishing398
5Flavour:Everyday Food Made ExceptionalMoriarty, MarkGill Books245
6Dear Gay:Letters to The Gay Byrne Show
Gill Books196
7Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker BookAnthony, NathanEbury Press180
8Wild HopeAshworth, DonnaBlack & White Publishing156
9Deliciously Ella Healthy Made Simple(Woodward), Ella MillsYellow Kite147
10Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press122
Childrens




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Bunny vs Monkey: Bunny Bonanza!Smart, JamieDavid Fickling Books597
2Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer (Book 18)Kinney, JeffPuffin388
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde (Book 17)Kinney, JeffPuffin242
4Ellie and the Pony Camp Mystery:The Starlight Stables GangHiggs, Esme & Cotterill, JoPuffin236
5Cat Kid Comic Club 5: InfluencersPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.234
6Pelé (Classic Football Heroes – The No.1 football series)Oldfield, Matt & TomJohn Blake Publishing210
7Outsiders,TheHinton, S EPenguin Books Ltd 208
8Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,AJackson, HollyElectric Monkey184
9Bunny vs Monkey: The Impossible PigSmart, JamieDavid Fickling Books178
10Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC168

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