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Irish Bestsellers 21st August 2021

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It’s summer and what better time to buy a book?! There are some hot new releases this week including Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Normal Sheeple which has shot straight into No 1, and Catherine Ryan Howard’s critically acclaimed 56 Days.

56 Days is the lockdown book that none of us thought we wanted to read, but this one is a gripping page turner set in Dublin:

No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead.

56 DAYS AGO
Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores.

35 DAYS AGO
When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who – and what – he really is.

TODAY
Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.

Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?

You’ll have to read it to find out!

Below find the top 20 bestselling titles:

 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove2,110
2Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday1,190
356 DaysHoward, Catherine RyanCorvus971
4Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?O’Reilly, SeamasFleet837
5Midnight Library,The:The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Haig, MattCanongate Books814
6MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins747
7Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair731
8Devil’s Advocate,The:The Sunday Times Bestseller Cavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion649
9It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd634
10Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,TheReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster582
11Thursday Murder Club,The:Osman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 566
12About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove551
13They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo542
14Billy Summers:The No. 1 BestsellerKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton538
15Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press538
16Songbirds:Lefteri, ChristyManilla Press486
17Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland472
18Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC430
19Not a Happy Family:the instant Sunday Times bestsellerLapena, ShariBantam Press426
20Once Upon a Crime:A Murder Most Unladylike CollectionStevens, RobinPuffin424

Here’s the top 10 in each category:

Mass Market Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Midnight Library,The:The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Haig, MattCanongate Books814
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair731
3It Ends With Us:Hoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd634
4Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,The:Tiktok made me buy it!Reid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster582
5Thursday Murder Club,The:Osman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 566
6Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC430
7Of Mice and Men:Penguin Modern ClassicsSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 342
8That Old Country MusicBarry, KevinCanongate Books302
9Home Stretch:Norton, GrahamCoronet Books299
10Hamnet:WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 O’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press297
Original Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove2,110
2Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday1,190
356 DaysHoward, Catherine RyanCorvus971
4Devil’s Advocate,The:Cavanagh, SteveOrion 649
5About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove551
6Billy Summers:The No. 1 BestsellerKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton538
7Songbirds:Lefteri, ChristyManilla Press486
8Not a Happy Family:Lapena, ShariBantam Press426
9Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc421
10All Her FaultMara, AndreaBantam Press323
Paperback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?:the bestselling memoirO’Reilly, SeamasFleet837
2Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland472
3Awaken Your Power Within:Let Go of Fear. Discover Your Infinite PotentialHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland363
4Landslide:The Final Days of the Trump PresidencyWolff, MichaelLittle,Brown292
5Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books289
6Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays286
7Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books266
8Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books256
9Atomic Habits:the life-changing million-copy #1 bestsellerClear, JamesRandom House Business Books245
10Good Vibes, Good Life:How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your GreatKing, VexHay House UK Ltd244
Hardback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press538
2Jane’s Patisserie:Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats.Dunn, JaneEbury Press334
3RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadSandycove245
4Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press165
5Women Don’t Owe You Pretty:The debut book from Florence GivenGiven, FlorenceCassell141
6Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books140
7Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd87
8Old Ways, Old Secrets:Pagan Ireland: Myth * Landscape * TraditionKerrigan, JoO’Brien Press Ltd82
9Greatest Secret,TheByrne, RhondaThorsons79
10100 PoemsHeaney, SeamusFaber & Faber77
Childrens
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins747
2They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo542
3Once Upon a Crime:A Murder Most Unladylike CollectionStevens, RobinPuffin424
4Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.399
5Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland Ladybird375
6Dog Man 9: Grime and Punishment: Pilkey, DavScholastic362
7One Of Us Is LyingMcManus, Karen M.Penguin Books Ltd 328
8Summer I Robbed A Bank,TheO’Doherty, DavidPuffin291
9Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure:Kinney, JeffPuffin262
10Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic259
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