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Irish Bestsellers 25th December 2021

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This year’s fabulous Christmas No 1 definitely brought some laughter to readers, which is something we all need right now!

The 4th book in the Complete Aisling series, in Irish Book Awards winner, Aisling in the City, Aisling is 31, and she’s still a complete Aisling…

With BallyGoBrunch flying and the door firmly closed on her relationship with John, Aisling accepts an unexpected job offer and boards a business-class flight to New York in her best wrap dress and heels. As she finds her feet in the Big Apple, she throws herself into the dating game, grapples with ‘always-on’ work culture, forges and fights for new friendships and brings her good wedges to a party in the Hamptons, much to Sadhbh’s dismay.

But catching up with family and friends on WhatsApp and email is not the same as sitting in Maguire’s putting the world to rights over mini bottles of Pinot Greej and a shared bag of Taytos. And yet New York has so much to offer, not least in the ridey fireman department. 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 25th December 2021

Here’s what the 2021 Christmas top 20 looks like:

 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Aisling and the CityMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books6,301
2Guinness World Records 2022Records, Guinness WorldGuinness World Records5,359
3Old Ireland in Colour 2Breslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press5,314
4Beautiful World, Where Are YouRooney, SallyFaber & Faber4,899
5We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus4,776
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot Kinney, JeffPuffin4,248
7Small Things Like TheseKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber3,996
8HaugheyMurphy, GaryGill Books3,947
9Man Who Died Twice,TheOsman, RichardViking3,925
10Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!Walliams, DavidHarperCollins3,822
11Your One Wild and Precious LifeGaffney, MaureenPenguin Life3,607
12Windswept & Interesting:My AutobiographyConnolly, BillyTwo Roads3,598
13Three SistersMorris, HeatherBonnier Zaffre3,398
14Waterford Whispers News 2021Williamson, ColmGill Books3,373
15Keith Earls: Fight or Flight:My LifeEarls, KeithReach Sport3,334
16Hug For You,AKing, DavidSandycove2,960
17Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press2,919
18Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove2,842
19Colour of Ireland,The:County by County 1860-1960Cross, RobBlack & White Publishing2,708
20FrecklesAhern, CeceliaHarperCollins Publishers2,610

And the top 10 in each category:

Mass Market Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 2,176
2It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd1,632
3DuneHerbert, FrankHodder Paperback1,378
4Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd1,175
5Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books1,002
6Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair972
7Snow:The Sunday Times Top Ten BestsellerBanville, JohnFaber & Faber800
8Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing716
9Searcher,TheFrench, TanaPenguin Books Ltd 640
10Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The NovelMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books603
Original Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Aisling and the CityMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books6,301
2Beautiful World, Where Are YouRooney, SallyFaber & Faber4,899
3Small Things Like TheseKeegan, ClaireFaber & Faber3,996
4Man Who Died Twice,TheOsman, RichardViking3,925
5Three SistersMorris, HeatherBonnier Zaffre3,398
6Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove2,842
7FrecklesAhern, CeceliaHarperCollins Publishers2,610
8Better Off Dead:(Jack Reacher 26)Child, Lee & Child, AndrewBantam Press2,559
9Dark Hours,The:The Brand New Blockbuster Ballard & Bosch ThrillerConnelly, MichaelOrion 2,179
10The Guinness Girls:  A Hint of ScandalHourican, EmilyHachette Books Ireland2,161
Paperback Non Fiction
IndexTitleAuthorImprintSales
1Your One Wild and Precious LifeGaffney, MaureenPenguin Life3,607
2Windswept & Interesting:My AutobiographyConnolly, BillyTwo Roads3,411
3Waterford Whispers News 2021Williamson, ColmGill Books3,373
4Ranger 22:Lessons From the FrontGoggins, RayGill Books2,422
5Gilligan:The Mob Boss Who Changed the Face of Organized CrimeWilliams, PaulAtlantic Books1,761
6Unbroken:A journey of adversity, mental strength and physical fitnessO’Mahony, AidanHachette Books Ireland1,533
7This Much is TrueMargolyes, MiriamJohn Murray Publishers, Ltd.1,292
8Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?O’Reilly, SeamasFleet1,256
9State of Emergency,A:The Story of Ireland’s Covid CrisisChambers, RichardHarperCollins1,191
10Life in Trauma,A:Memoirs of an Emergency PhysicianLuke, ChrisGill Books1,069
Hardback Non Fiction
IndexTitleAuthorImprintSales
1Guinness World Records 2022Records, Guinness WorldGuinness World Records5,359
2Old Ireland in Colour 2Breslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press5,314
3We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus4,776
4HaugheyMurphy, GaryGill Books3,947
5Keith Earls: Fight or Flight:My LifeEarls, KeithReach Sport3,334
6Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press2,919
7Colour of Ireland,The:County by County 1860-1960Cross, RobBlack & White Publishing2,708
8Storyteller,The:Tales of Life and MusicGrohl, DaveSimon & Schuster Ltd2,505
9Between Two Hells:The Irish Civil WarFerriter, DiarmaidProfile Books2,477
10Everyday Cook:Vibrant Recipes, Simple Methods, Delicious DishesSkehan, DonalHodder & Stoughton2,451
Childrens
IndexTitleAuthorImprintSales
1Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot Kinney, JeffPuffin4,248
2Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!Walliams, DavidHarperCollins3,822
3Hug For You,AKing, DavidSandycove2,960
4Cat Kid Comic Club 2Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.1,839
5Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for NatureMagan, ManchánGill Books1,764
6Beano Annual 2022 D.C. Thomson & Co.,1,701
7Vetman and his Bionic Animal ClanFitzpatrick, NoelHodder Children’s Books1,451
8Christmas Pig,TheRowling, J. K.Little, Brown Books for Young 1,302
9Dandy Annual 2022,The D.C. Thomson & Co.,1,184
10Match Annual 2022:Match! Macmillan1,121
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