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Irish Bestsellers 4th April 2020

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liz nugent our little cruelties
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Well, we do have charts this week – they’re charts, but not as you know ’em. The temporary closures of both bookshops and suppliers means that we’re unable to give sales figures (although we’ve left the empty ‘Sales’ column there as a nod to the current climate).

There’s some real comfort reading there this week: firstly, in the Children’s Top 10, there is a lot of David Walliams going on! His new book, Slime, is of course at the top (in both editions), but he’s also taking nos. 8, 9, and 10. Elsewhere, the real teller is Paperback Non-Fiction, where we have empowerment and inspiration from We Summit Together 2020 by Donna Kennedy and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle; an insight into the NHS front line from Adam Kay in This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor; a look at life as an artist in handiwork by Sara Baume, and a timely return to the charts of Johann Hari’s insightful look at the power of connection for our mental health, in Lost Connections. 

Our featured book this week is a new book from favourite author Liz Nugent: Our Little Cruelties was released just last week and is at no. 6 in the Top 20 and no. 1 in Original Fiction. Here’s the blurb:

‘Liz Nugent is a force to be reckoned with‘ Lisa Jewell

MAGNIFICENT. Her best yet, and that’s really saying something’ Marian Keyes
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Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin.

Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother’s unequal love. As men, the competition continues – for status, money, fame, women …

They each betray each other, over and over, until one of them is dead.

But which brother killed him?
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‘Dark, beautiful, devastating – pure genius’ Lucy Foley

‘Liz Nugent has a gift for filling us with a terrible fascination for truly horrible people’ Val McDermid

What a terrific storyteller Liz Nugent is! Brilliantly structured, fluently told, rich in unsettling incident and pulsing with dark, tumultuous energy … her best book yet‘ Irish Times

‘A dark jewel of a novel – finely observed, swift and exciting’ AJ Finn

An uncanny ability to get under the skin of characters … nobody is a mere cliché in Nugent’s clear, propulsive writing‘ Sunday Times

‘Creepy, compelling and totally addictive’ Erin Kelly

Dramatic and compelling … a whodunit and a Greek tragedy all in one … absolutely riveting Irish Independent

A masterful interrogation of a family’s undoing … and a ruthless examination of the pieces left behind‘ Business Post

 

And here are this week’s charts, without sales figures; the Top 20, followed by the Top 10 in each category.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 4th April 2020
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists Penguin Grp
2 Slime Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp
3 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Little, Brown Book Grp
4 Daly Dish,The Daly, Gina & Daly, Karol Gill Group
5 Silent Patient,The Michaelides, Alex Orion Grp
6 Our Little Cruelties Nugent, Liz Penguin Grp
7 Laws of Human Nature,The Greene, Robert Profile Books Group
8 Slime Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp
9 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp
10 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Bonnier Books UK Publishing Grp
11 Pebbles of Perception Endersen, Laurence Createspace Grp
12 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp
13 WE Summit Together 2020 Kennedy, Donna Success In Doing Publications
14 Seasons of War:Skulduggery Pleasant Landy, Derek HarperCollins Grp
15 Writing Workbook Ages 3-5:Ideal for Home Learning HarperCollins Grp
16 Mirror and the Light,The Mantel, Hilary HarperCollins Grp
17 Seasons of War:Skulduggery Pleasant Landy, Derek HarperCollins Grp
18 Grown Ups Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp
19 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Grp
20 handiwork Baume, Sara Other Publisher Groups

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 4th April 2020
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Corsair
2 Silent Patient,The Michaelides, Alex Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
3 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber
4 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Manilla Press
5 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing
6 Girl, Woman, Other Evaristo, Bernardine Penguin Books Ltd
7 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers
8 Flatshare,The O’Leary, Beth Quercus Publishing Plc
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper
10 Everything I Never Told You Ng, Celeste Blackfriars
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Our Little Cruelties Nugent, Liz Penguin Ireland
2 Mirror and the Light,The Mantel, Hilary Fourth Estate
3 Grown Ups Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph
4 Boy from the Woods,The Coben, Harlan Century
5 Guest List,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers
6 American Dirt Cummins, Jeanine Tinder Press
7 American Dirt Cummins, Jeanine Tinder Press
8 Conspiracy of Bones,A Reichs, Kathy Simon & Schuster Ltd
9 Thousand Moons,A Barry, Sebastian Faber & Faber
10 Postscript Ahern, Cecelia HarperCollins Publishers
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Laws of Human Nature,The Greene, Robert Profile Books
2 Pebbles of Perception Endersen, Laurence Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
3 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador
4 WE Summit Together 2020 Kennedy, Donna Success In Doing Publications
5 handiwork Baume, Sara Tramp Press
6 Lost Connections Hari, Johann Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
7 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books
8 Power of Now,The Tolle, Eckhart Hodder Paperback
9 Eat Up, Raise Your Game Davey, Daniel Gill Books
10 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists Michael Joseph Ltd
2 Daly Dish,The Daly, Gina & Daly, Karol Gill Books
3 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan
4 Gaff Goddess Barra, Laura de Transworld Ireland
5 Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,The Mackesy, Charlie Ebury Press
6 Pinch of Nom Everyday Light Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird
7 Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal Michael Joseph
8 My Autobiography Best, Rory Hodder & Stoughton
9 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird
10 Hinch Yourself Happy Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Slime Walliams, David HarperCollins
2 Slime Walliams, David HarperCollins
3 Seasons of War:Skulduggery Pleasant Landy, Derek HarperCollins
4 Seasons of War:Skulduggery Pleasant Landy, Derek HarperCollins
5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13) Kinney, Jeff Puffin
6 Dog Man: Fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S.
7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14) Kinney, Jeff Puffin
8 Demon Dentist Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
9 Midnight Gang,The Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
10 Awful Auntie Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
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