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Irish Bestsellers 6th February 2021

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Another good week for non-fiction and self-improvement books, with this week’s Top 20 seeing the rise of Atomic Habits by James Clear at no. 10, How To Be Good With Money by Eoin McKee at no. 5, Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King at no. 6, and the ultimate good vibes book, the beautiful The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy at no. 1.

This week’s featured book is a brand new release from the wonderful Monica McInerney, The Godmothers. Here’s the blurb:

‘An absolutely beautiful book . . . Intriguing and uplifting’ Marian Keyes
‘You think she can’t get any better, but she does! The perfect read’ Patricia Scanlan

As the only daughter of a troubled young mother, Eliza Miller’s life was kept on track by the constant support of her two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie – until a tragic event just before her eighteenth birthday changed everything.

Thirteen years on, Eliza is cautious, lonely, and dedicated to her work in Melbourne. Out of the blue, an enticing invitation from one of her godmothers, now based in the UK, prompts a leap into the unknown. Within a fortnight, Eliza is at the centre of a complicated family, and the hotel they run in Edinburgh’s West End.

Amidst the chaos, Eliza slowly finds a path to her future. But to take hold of it she, Olivia and Maxie will all have to face the secrets of their shared past.

Praise for Monica McInerney: 
A feel good read‘ The Sun
Warm, wise and witty‘ Woman & Home
‘You’ll be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next‘ Cosmopolitan
Heart-warming . . . A lovely read’ Hello! Magazine
‘McInerney is a must-read author for women’s fiction fans around the world’ Huffington Post
‘The sort of feel-good read you long to get back to’ Hilary Boyd, bestselling author of Thursdays In The Park
‘Exploring universal family issues of loss, rivalry, ageing and grief, this is a warm, witty and movingnovel’ Woman’s Day
‘McInerney’s bewitching multigenerational saga lavishly and lovingly explores the resiliency and fragility of family bonds’ Booklist
‘A world of family, love, warmth and heartbreaking secrets that will sweep you up . . . Superb‘ Books of all Kinds
‘You’ll be laughing in one breath, crying in the next . . . If you haven’t discovered McInerney yet, now is the time to do so’ Better Reading

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 6th February 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,815
2Dark Blue:The Despair Behind the Glory – My Journey Back from the EdgeCarthy, ShaneO’Brien Press Grp1,653
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp962
4Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp838
5How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Group813
6Good Vibes, Good Life (Gift Edition)King, VexHay House Grp808
7Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy:100 Delicious, Slimming RecipesFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KatePan Macmillan Grp799
8Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Group766
9Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp603
10Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp588
11Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp580
12Survivors,TheHarper, JaneLittle, Brown Book Grp567
13Daly Dish,The:100 Masso Slimming Meals for EverydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group542
14Girl ADean, AbigailHarperCollins Grp484
15Bridgerton: The Duke and IQuinn, JuliaLittle, Brown Book Grp475
16Stardust BabyLawlor, LisaMirror Books Grp471
17Home StretchNorton, GrahamHodder & Stoughton Grp435
18Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp435
19Broken SoulsGibney, PatriciaLittle, Brown Book Grp431
20Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPenguin Grp409
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 6th February 2021
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair962
2Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion603
3Bridgerton: The Duke and IQuinn, JuliaPiatkus Books475
4Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 393
5Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers335
6Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Books Ltd 328
7Thousand Moons,ABarry, SebastianFaber & Faber274
8Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me Quinn, JuliaPiatkus Books268
9Camino WindsGrisham, JohnHodder Paperback214
10Fair WarningConnelly, MichaelOrion (an Imprint of The Orion213
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardViking838
2Survivors,TheHarper, JaneLittle,Brown567
3Girl ADean, AbigailHarperCollins Publishers484
4Life SentencesO’Callaghan, BillyJonathan Cape464
5Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books435
6Broken SoulsGibney, PatriciaSphere431
7Crooked Tree,AMannion, UnaFaber & Faber416
8Four Winds,TheHannah, KristinMacmillan367
9Dark Room,TheBlake, SamCorvus344
10Godmothers,TheMcInerney, MonicaWelbeck Publishing Group338
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Dark Blue:The Despair Behind the Glory – My Journey Back from the EdgeCarthy, ShaneO’Brien Press Ltd1,653
2How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Books813
3Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd708
4Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books588
5Stardust BabyLawlor, LisaMirror Books471
6Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland346
7OvercomingPhelan, VickyHachette Books Ireland321
8Consecration to St. Joseph:The Wonders of Our Spiritual FatherMarian Press319
9Ghost In The Throat,ANi Ghriofa, DoireannTramp Press261
10Choice,The:A true story of hopeEger, EdithRider & Co246
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,815
2Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy:100 Delicious, Slimming RecipesFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird799
3Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books766
4Daly Dish,The:100 Masso Slimming Meals for EverydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books542
5Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell391
6Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the ScienceO’Neill, LukeGill Books360
7Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press359
8Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd334
9Gift,The:12 Lessons to Save Your LifeEger, EdithRider & Co328
10Promised Land,AObama, BarackViking245
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins580
2Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin409
3Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.289
4Cat Kid Comic ClubPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.253
5We Were LiarsLockhart, E.Hot Key Books221
6Beast of Buckingham Palace,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins211
7Ickabog,TheRowling, J.K.Little, Brown Books for Young 201
8World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins201
9Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J.K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC189
10They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo188
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