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Irish Bestsellers 6th January 2018

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 13 January 2018 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

And welcome to the first charts of 2018!

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen is still top of the charts, closely followed by the latest installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (we’re now up to Book 12, The Getaway) and Bad Dad has now dropped down to no. 4. Christmas gifts are well and truly a thing of the past, as gift and novelty books such as Guinness World Records are completely out of the Top 20, with a handful of sales keeping them in the Top 10 hardback chart. On the other hand, this is a great time of year for our old friend Joe Wicks, whose latest health book, The Fat Loss Plan was released just before New Year and is now right at the top, at no. 3.

There’s no question what our featured book this week has to be, though. Causing a political storm across the world, Michael Wolff’s inside look at Trump’s White House is the only release of 2018 to make it into the charts (although it still couldn’t beat Joe Wicks, coming in at no. 2 in the Paperback Non-Fiction). Here’s more information – if you need it!

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.

The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous – and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.

In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations:

– What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
– What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
– Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
– Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
– Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
– What the secret to communicating with Trump is
– What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers
Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

And now your own extraordinary access – to this week’s Irish Bestseller charts, starting as always with the Top 20 and wrapping up with the Top 10 in each category.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 6th January 2018
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 1,229
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 1,057
3 Fat-Loss Plan,The Wicks, Joe Pan Macmillan Grp 963
4 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 847
5 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 703
6 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Transworld Grp 663
7 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Penguin Grp 547
8 Fire and Fury Wolff, Michael Little, Brown Book Grp 518
9 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca Penguin Grp 500
10 Midnight Line,The:(Jack Reacher 22) Child, Lee Transworld Grp 466
11 Dangerous Games Steel, Danielle Pan Macmillan Grp 393
12 Motherfocloir:Dispatches from a not so dead language O’Seaghdha, Darach Head of Zeus Grp 360
13 Thirst,The:Harry Hole 11 Nesbo, Jo Random House Grp 355
14 World’s Worst Children 2,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 349
15 Heart’s Invisible Furies,The Boyne, John Transworld Grp 341
16 Jackie’s Girl:My Life with the Kennedy Family McKeon, Kathy Simon & Schuster Grp 338
17 Behind Her Eyes Pinborough, Sarah HarperCollins Grp 333
18 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5) Brown, Dan Transworld Grp 331
19 Half Hour Hero Purcell, Rozanna Penguin Grp 308
20 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Grp 297

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 6th January 2018
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 663
2 Dangerous Games Steel, Danielle Pan Books 393
3 Thirst,The:Harry Hole 11 Nesbo, Jo Vintage 355
4 Heart’s Invisible Furies,The Boyne, John Black Swan 341
5 Behind Her Eyes Pinborough, Sarah Harper 333
6 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 202
7 American Girl,The English, Rachael Hachette Books Ireland 188
8 Fatherland# Harris, Robert Arrow Books 188
9 How to Stop Time Haig, Matt Canongate Books 163
10 Woman at 72 Derry Lane,The Harrington, Carmel Harper 163
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 1,229
2 Break,The Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph 703
3 Midnight Line,The (Jack Reacher 22) Child, Lee Bantam Press 466
4 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5) Brown, Dan Bantam Press 331
5 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Publishers 297
6 Two Kinds of Truth:The New Harry Bosch Thriller Connelly, Michael Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 284
7 Munich Harris, Robert Hutchinson 262
8 Mythos:A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Fry, Stephen Michael Joseph 242
9 Innocent Wife,The Lloyd, Amy Century 229
10 Rooster Bar,The Grisham, John Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 188
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Fat-Loss Plan,The Wicks, Joe Bluebird 963
2 Fire and Fury Wolff, Michael Little,Brown 518
3 Jackie’s Girl:My Life with the Kennedy Family McKeon, Kathy Simon & Schuster 338
4 One Day at a Time Diary 2018 Wynne, Abby Gill Books 257
5 I Found My Tribe Fitzmaurice, Ruth Chatto & Windus 249
6 Baby Snatchers,The Creighton, Mary Blink Publishing 248
7 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 243
8 Money Doctor 2018,The Lowe, John Gill Books 236
9 Sun and Her Flowers,The Kaur, Rupi Simon & Schuster UK 218
10 Milk and Honey Kaur, Rupi Andrews McMeel Publishing 197
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 547
2 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca Particular Books 500
3 Motherfocloir:Dispatches from a not so dead language O’Seaghdha, Darach Head of Zeus 360
4 Half Hour Hero Purcell, Rozanna Penguin Ireland 308
5 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 291
6 Choice,The McMahon, Philly & Kelly, Niall Gill Books 282
7 On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 254
8 Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management Brennan, Francis Gill Books 232
9 In America:Tales from Trump Country Perry, Caitriona Gill Books 200
10 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 195
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Kinney, Jeff Penguin Books 1,057
2 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins 847
3 World’s Worst Children 2,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 349
4 Focloiropedia Burke, Fatti & Burke, John Gill Books 294
5 Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of):Tom Gates Pichon, Liz Scholastic 278
6 Demon Dentist Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 265
7 Turtles All the Way Down Green, John Penguin Books 260
8 Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe Russell, Rachel Renee Simon & Schuster Ltd 258
9 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 251
10 Billionaire Boy Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 243
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