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Irish Bestsellers Week Ending 25th May 2019

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Article by Writing IE Admin © 1 June 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

With the world in the state that it’s in, we could all do with Jordan B Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos… Writing in the Guardian, he says:

Just a few years ago, I was an unknown professor writing academic books that nobody read. Then, with God’s help, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and develop my potential. Pinkos and wishy-washy liberals had cornered the market in cod psychology, so I guessed there must be a huge hunger for a self-help book, backed up with religion, mythology, CAPITAL LETTERS and stating the obvious – one directed at responsible, socially minded conservatives craving some pseudointellectual ideology to prop up their beliefs. And bingo! Here are my 12 Rules for Life….”

We like it – especially No 12 in the same article:

12. Pet a cat when you encounter one in the street
OK. So I really am scraping the barrel now. We’re all going to die. Probably painfully. So just make the best of what you’ve got. If you see a cat, stroke it. You might feel better. Though probably not. And if there are no cats, pet something else. Like a dog.

Renowned psychologist Jordan B Peterson’s combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the surprising revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful?

Dr. Peterson discusses discipline, responsibility, freedom and adventure, distilling the world’s wisdom into twelve wide-ranging essays, practical and profound. Join those who have already found inspiration and direction in Dr. Peterson’s teaching. Discover in this book of exceptional power 12 simple yet profound rules for sorting yourself out, setting your house in order, and improving the world–by starting with yourself.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is in the Irish chart this week at No 17! Here is the top 20 bestseller list:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 25th May 2019
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,276
2 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:Rowley Jefferson’s Journal:Diary of a Kinney, Jeff Puffin 811
3 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 770
4 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 750
5 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 653
6 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 599
7 Fat Freddie:A gangster’s life – the bloody career of Freddie Thompson Breen, Stephen Penguin Ireland 596
8 Live While You Can:A Memoir of Faith, Hope and the Power of Acceptance Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 568
9 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 558
10 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 517
11 Nine Perfect Strangers:The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 512
12 Game of Thrones Martin, George R. R. HarperVoyager 498
13 Seamus Mallon:A Shared Home Place Mallon, Seamus & Pollak, Andy The Lilliput Press Ltd 463
14 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 462
15 Patient Assassin,The:A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj Anand, Anita Simon & Schuster Ltd 453
16 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 445
17 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 438
18 President is Missing,The Clinton, President Bill & Patterson, James Arrow Books 432
19 Seven Letters Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Ireland 423
20 Self-Acceptance:How to banish the self-esteem myth, accept yourself unconditionally Barry, Harry Orion Spring 421

And the top 10 bestsellers in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 25th May 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,276
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 750
3 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 653
4 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 512
5 President is Missing,The Clinton, President Bill & Patterson, James Arrow Books 432
6 House Across the Street,The Pearse, Lesley Penguin Books Ltd 392
7 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 376
8 Dark Sacred Night:The Brand New Ballard and Bosch Thriller Connelly, Michael Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) 358
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 333
10 Librarian of Auschwitz,The Iturbe, Antonio Ebury Press 301
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 770
2 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 517
3 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 462
4 Seven Letters Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Ireland 423
5 Cari Mora:from the creator of Hannibal Lecter Harris, Thomas William Heinemann 350
6 Book of Bones,A:A Charlie Parker Thriller Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 276
7 Being Various:New Irish Short Stories Various Faber & Faber 268
8 Rules of the Road Geraghty, Ciara HarperCollins Publishers 260
9 Shadowplay O’Connor, Joseph Harvill Secker 259
10 Butterfly Room,The Riley, Lucinda Macmillan 258
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Fat Freddie Breen, Stephen Penguin Ireland 596
2 Seamus Mallon:A Shared Home Place Mallon, Seamus & Pollak, Andy The Lilliput Press Ltd 463
3 Patient Assassin,The:A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj Anand, Anita Simon & Schuster Ltd 453
4 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 445
5 12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 438
6 Self-Acceptance:How to banish the self-esteem myth Barry, Harry Orion Spring 421
7 Just One More Question:Stories from a Life in Neurology Tubridy, Niall Penguin Ireland 310
8 Educated:The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir Westover, Tara Windmill Books 247
9 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 223
10 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 220
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Live While You Can:A Memoir of Faith, Hope and the Power of Acceptance Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 568
2 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 558
3 Hinch Yourself Happy:All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 251
4 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 204
5 Patient Assassin,The:A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj Anand, Anita Simon & Schuster Ltd 155
6 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 137
7 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 126
8 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 123
9 Greenfeast:Spring, Summer Slater, Nigel Fourth Estate 115
10 Dancing to my Death O’Leary, Daniel Columba Press 100
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:Rowley Jefferson’s Journal:Diary of a Kinney, Jeff Puffin 811
2 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 599
3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 251
4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Kinney, Jeff Puffin 237
5 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 225
6 Dog Man:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 205
7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Kinney, Jeff Puffin 204
8 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 202
9 Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat Kid:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 188
10 Murder Most Unladylike:A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Stevens, Robin Puffin 178