• www.inkwellwriters.ie

Irish Bestsellers 9th May 2020

Writing.ie | Magazine | Irish Bestseller Lists
normal people
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Welcome back to another week of the charts! It makes quite a difference, being able to see numbers again; fingers crossed this keeps up.

We have our first tied-bestseller; sharing no. 10 in Original Fiction are Anne Tyler with Redhead by the Side of the Road and Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times. However, we still have a very limited number of new releases, and there are reports that many releases are being held back, particularly from big names like Jeff Kinney (who’s still in the Children’s Top 10 with Book 13, The Meltdown).

Notably, the most recent release in the charts (the only bestseller release in May 2020) is itself a re-release of a 2018 novel, enjoying a huge resurgence due to its recent screen adaptation – also, incidentally, this week’s featured book! Normal People by Sally Rooney was a huge hit when it first came out and its adaptation has been well-received. Here’s the blurb:

THE BBC ADAPTATION OF NORMAL PEOPLE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON BBC IPLAYER AND BBC 1

OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018
WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins.

Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t.

‘The literary phenomenon of the decade.’ – Guardian

SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019

And now 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 9th May 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp4,073
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,544
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,044
4Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp778
5Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp679
6Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group599
7American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp579
8Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp518
9SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp486
10Grown UpsKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp440
11What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahPan Macmillan Grp415
12SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp410
13Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp396
14Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Penguin Grp341
15This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPan Macmillan Grp335
16Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseOrion Grp298
17Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Grp283
18How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Group268
19Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp263
20Cutting Place,The:Maeve KerriganCasey, JaneHarperCollins Grp257
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 9th May 2020
Mass Market Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber4,073
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,544
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,044
4Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )778
5Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press283
6Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 263
7Night Fire,TheConnelly, MichaelOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )223
8Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineHoneyman, GailHarper223
9Tattooist of Auschwitz,TheMorris, HeatherZAFFRE217
10Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group203
Original Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland679
2American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press579
3Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph440
4Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers396
5Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson298
6Cutting Place,TheCasey, JaneHarperCollins Publishers257
7HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press198
8Hungry Road,TheConlon-McKenna, MaritaTransworld Ireland177
9American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press134
10Redhead by the Side of the RoadTyler, AnneChatto & Windus124
10Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson124
Paperback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1This is Going to HurtKay, AdamPicador335
2How to Be Good With MoneyMcGee, EoinGill Books268
3Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus251
4Eat Up, Raise Your GameDavey, DanielGill Books246
5Educated:The international bestselling memoirWestover, TaraWindmill Books224
6Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd205
7Lost ConnectionsHari, JohannBloomsbury Publishing PLC171
8Power of Now,The:(20th Anniversary Edition)Tolle, EckhartHodder Paperback166
9Burn After WritingJones, SharonTarcherperigee151
10SapiensHarari, Yuval NoahVintage131
Hardback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books599
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press518
3What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan415
4Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph341
5Gaff GoddessBarra, Laura deTransworld Ireland233
6Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird173
7BecomingObama, MichelleViking157
8Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
Michael Joseph151
9Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd148
10Pinch of Nom Everyday LightFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird137
Childrens




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins486
2SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins410
3Midnight Gang,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks147
4Dog Man: Fetch-22Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.144
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13)Kinney, JeffPuffin144
6Ice Monster,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins136
7Seasons of War:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins135
8Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC135
9Giraffes Can’t DanceAndreae, GilesOrchard Books129
10Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC128
  • www.designforwriters.com
  • allianceindependentauthors.org
  • amzn.to

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get all of the latest from writing.ie delivered directly to your inbox.

Featured books

  • amzn.to
  • amzn.to
  • amzn.to
  • amzn.to