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Irish Bestsellers 26th May 2018

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Article by writingie © 2 June 2018 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists · News for Writers ).

Sales are picking up this week after a bit of a dip last week – we’re perhaps getting more used to the sunny weather and starting to think holiday reading!

My Brother Jason:The Untold Story of Jason Corbett’s Life and Brutal Death has shot straight into the top of the chart, followed by Sheila O’Flanagan with her latest bestseller. The Hideaway, pushing  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine into the number three slot. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has sold in excess of 23,000 books in the Irish market alone, with Gail Honeyman’s debut from Harper Collins selling a staggering 384,000 copies in the UK – wonderful news for a debut.

Other good news is that the Irish Consumer Book Market is up 8.7% on last year at €36.9m. Fiction has maintained the highest percent increase, now up 11.8% in value to €10.1m with volume up 10.0% to 955, 100 units. Non-Fiction is also up 10.0% with Children’s up 2.4% on last year.

We’re thrilled that Writing.ie founder Sam Blake’s third Cat Connolly thriller, No Turning Back has made it into the top 10 Original Fiction, following hot in the footsteps of her Number 1 bestseller Little Bones (2016) and last year’s bestseller  In Deep Water. No Turning Back “is a well-plotted, compelling and tense addition to the series with an explosive and action-packed conclusion.” (Novel Deelights) Here’s the blrub:

Even perfect families have secrets . . .

Orla and Conor Quinn are the perfect power couple: smart, successful and glamorous. But then the unthinkable happens. Their only son, Tom, is the victim of a deliberate hit-and-run.

Detective Garda Cathy Connolly has just left Tom’s parents when she is called to the discovery of another body, this time in Dillon’s Park, not far from where Tom Quinn was found. What led shy student Lauren O’Reilly to apparently take her own life? She was a friend of Tom’s and they both died on the same night – are their deaths connected and if so, how?

As Cathy delves deeper, she uncovers links to the Dark Web and a catalogue of cold cases, realising that those involved each have their own reasons for hiding things from the police. But events are about to get a lot more frightening . . .

And here’s the top twenty overall bestselling titles:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th May 2018
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 My Brother Jason:The Untold Story of Jason Corbett’s Life and Brutal Death Corbett-Lynch, Tracey & Riegel, Ralph Gill Books 1,818
2 Hideaway,The O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 1,275
3 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Debut Sunday Times Bestseller Honeyman, Gail Harper 1,208
4 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 958
5 Skin Deep Nugent, Liz Penguin Ireland 844
6 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 728
7 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 616
8 Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness,The Flynn, David & Flynn, Stephen Penguin Ireland 615
9 Prayers from the Heart:Prayers for help and blessings, prayers of than Byrne, Lorna Coronet Books 591
10 Confidence Kit,The:Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Owning Your Fear Foran, Caroline Hachette Books Ireland 574
11 Emotional Resilience:How to safeguard your mental health:The Flag Series Barry, Harry Orion Spring 537
12 Into the Water:The Sunday Times Bestseller Hawkins, Paula Black Swan 529
13 Good Daughter,The Slaughter, Karin HarperCollins Publishers 458
14 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Books 444
15 Ruin,The McTiernan, Dervla Sphere 433
16 Outsider,The King, Stephen Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 433
17 Little Fires Everywhere:The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller Ng, Celeste Little, Brown Book Group 432
18 Night of the Party,The English, Rachael Hachette Books Ireland 346
19 Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans:Tom Gates Pichon, Liz Scholastic 340
20 Last Stories Trevor, William Viking 311

And the top ten in each category look like this…

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th May 2018
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine:Debut Sunday Times Bestseller and Honeyman, Gail Harper 1,208
2 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 728
3 Into the Water:The Sunday Times Bestseller Hawkins, Paula Black Swan 529
4 Good Daughter,The:The Best Thriller You Will Read This Year Slaughter, Karin HarperCollins Publishers 458
5 Little Fires Everywhere:The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller Ng, Celeste Little, Brown Book Group 432
6 Midnight Line,The:Jack Reacher Child, Lee Bantam Books (Transworld Publi 297
7 Legacy of Spies,A Le Carre, John Penguin Books 268
8 He Said/She Said: Kelly, Erin Hodder Paperback 267
9 Wilde Like Me:Fall in love with the book everyone’s talking about Pentland, Louise Zaffre Publishing 260
10 What Happened That Night:The page-turning holiday read by the No. 1 be O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 242
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Hideaway,The O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 1,275
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 958
3 Skin Deep Nugent, Liz Penguin Ireland 844
4 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 616
5 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Books 444
6 Ruin,The McTiernan, Dervla Sphere 433
7 Outsider,The King, Stephen Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 433
8 Night of the Party,The English, Rachael Hachette Books Ireland 346
9 Last Stories Trevor, William Viking 311
10 No Turning Back:The new thriller from the #1 bestselling author Blake, Sam Zaffre Publishing 294
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 My Brother Jason:The Untold Story of Jason Corbett’s Life and Brutal D Corbett-Lynch, Tracey & Riegel, Ralph Gill Books 1,818
2 Emotional Resilience:How to safeguard your mental health:The Flag Series Barry, Harry Orion Spring 537
3 Cow Book,The:A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm Connell, John Granta Books 294
4 Secrets to Success:Inspiring Stories from Leading Entrepreneurs Gallagher, Sean The Mercier Press Ltd 245
5 Arnhem:The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 Beevor, Antony Viking 243
6 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 229
7 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 219
8 Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Fourth Estate 214
9 We Should All Be Feminists Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Fourth Estate 200
10 Higher Loyalty,A:Truth, Lies, and Leadership Comey, James Pan Macmillan 165
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness,The Flynn, David & Flynn, Stephen Penguin Ireland 615
2 Prayers from the Heart:Prayers for help and blessings, prayers of than Byrne, Lorna Coronet Books 591
3 Confidence Kit,The:Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Owning Your Fear Foran, Caroline Hachette Books Ireland 574
4 12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Allen Lane 310
5 Owning it: Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety Foran, Caroline Hachette Books Ireland 214
6 Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca Timbuktu Labs, Inc 180
7 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 167
8 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca Particular Books 166
9 Food Medic for Life,The: Easy recipes to help you live well every day Wallace, Dr Hazel Yellow Kite 123
10 Teacher’s Life,A:A When’s it Hometime Collection Cuffe, Colm Gill Books 113
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans:Tom Gates Pichon, Liz Scholastic 340
2 Rose Rivers Wilson, Jacqueline Doubleday Children’s Books 301
3 Midnight Gang,The Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 250
4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 216
5 Surface Breaks: A Reimagining of the Little Mermaid O’Neill,Louise Scholastic 215
6 Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3) Riordan, Rick Puffin 211
7 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins 201
8 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 192
9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Kinney, Jeff Penguin Books 191
10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Kinney, Jeff Puffin 190

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