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Irish Bestsellers 28th August 2021

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The charts are hotting up as everyone’s out in the shops getting ready for school, and book sales are looking good! We featured Catherine Ryan Howard’s 56 Days last week which has literally stormed up the charts into the No 1 slot this week.

Normal Sheeple is national treasure, Ross O’Carroll Kelly’s latest. ‘When the literary history of the 21st century is written, it will record that a cartoon rugger bugger stole the hearts of the Irish people’ Sunday Times

Here’s the blurb:

A love affair born in rural Ireland! Two mismatched lovers, locked in a relationship that will change both of them … forever!

“From the day I was born, I was brought up to believe that Gaelic games were invented for people too stupid to understand the laws of rugby. Little did I know that one day I would become a legend of Kerry football. But then my life has taken a lot of unexpected twists and turns. My old man is, like, the Taoiseach of the country. My wife is an actual Minister in his Government. And my suddenly teenage daughter is heading for the Jailtacht – and her very first rugby boyfriend. And then there’s Marianne … Of course, I was too busy becoming a Gaelic football stor to realise that my family – like the entire country – was being pushed towards a cliff edge. And I was the only man capable of saving Ireland’s democracy. Which is just like, ‘Fooooooock!’

‘Ross is a national institution’ Irish Times

This is how this week’s overall top 20 looks:

 TitleAuthorImprintSales
156 DaysHoward, Catherine RyanCorvus2,680
2Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove1,783
3It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd752
4Midnight Library,The:Haig, MattCanongate Books727
5Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? the bestselling memoirO’Reilly, SeamasFleet690
6Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday677
7Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair640
8Of Mice and Men:Penguin Modern ClassicsSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 588
9Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,TheReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster568
10Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 552
11Devil’s Advocate,TheCavanagh, SteveOrion547
12MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins543
13Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press531
14Billy Summers:The No. 1 BestsellerKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton490
15They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo466
16About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove405
17Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays386
18Jane’s Patisserie:Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats.Dunn, JaneEbury Press379
19Not a Happy FamilyLapena, ShariBantam Press378
20Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC369

Here’s the top ten in each category

Mass Market Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd752
2Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books727
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair640
4Of Mice and Men:Penguin Modern ClassicsSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 588
5Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,TheReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster568
6Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 552
7Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC369
8Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books271
9Never Let Me GoIshiguro, KazuoFaber and Faber254
10Hamnet:WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 O’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press239
Original Fiction
IndexTitleAuthorImprintSales
156 DaysHoward, Catherine RyanCorvus2,680
2Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove1,783
3Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday677
4Devil’s Advocate,TheCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion547
5Billy Summers:The No. 1 BestsellerKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton490
6About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove405
7Not a Happy FamilyLapena, ShariBantam Press378
8Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc340
9All Her FaultMara, AndreaBantam Press338
10Songbirds:The heartbreaking follow-up to the million copy bestseller, Lefteri, ChristyManilla Press337
Paperback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?:the bestselling memoirO’Reilly, SeamasFleet631
2Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays386
3Breath:The New Science of a Lost ArtNestor, JamesPenguin Life340
4Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland339
5Awaken Your Power Within:Let Go of Fear. Discover Your Infinite PotentialHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland287
6Atomic Habits:the life-changing million-copy #1 bestsellerClear, JamesRandom House Business Books261
7Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books243
8Good Vibes, Good Life:How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your GreatKing, VexHay House UK Ltd222
9Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books215
10Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books212
Hardback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press531
2Jane’s Patisserie:Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats. Dunn, JaneEbury Press379
3And it was Beautiful:Marcelo Bielsa and the Rebirth of Leeds UnitedHay, PhilSeven Dials259
4Between Two Hells:The Irish Civil WarFerriter, DiarmaidProfile Books182
5Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press167
6RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadSandycove125
7Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books107
8Happy Sexy MillionaireBartlett, StevenYellow Kite99
9100 PoemsHeaney, SeamusFaber & Faber98
10Women Don’t Owe You Pretty:The debut book from Florence GivenGiven, FlorenceCassell91
Childrens
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins543
2They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo466
3One Of Us Is LyingMcManus, Karen M.Penguin Books Ltd 355
4Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.327
5Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland Ladybird327
6Once Upon a Crime:A Murder Most Unladylike CollectionStevens, RobinPuffin326
7Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic236
8As Good As Dead:A Good Girl’s Guide to MurderJackson, HollyFarshore222
9Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin220
10Outsiders,The:The OriginalsHinton, S EPenguin Books Ltd 206
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