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Irish Bestsellers 3rd August 2019

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Article by Writing IE Admin © 10 August 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists · News for Writers ).

The whole publishing world is talking about this incredible book – for it’s unique concept as well as Adrian McKinty’s amazing journey from losing his house, becoming an Uber driver and giving up writing, to a seven figure movie deal with Paramount. The Chain a truly original concept brilliantly executed – if you need a book for your holidays that will keep you turning the pages, this is it!

YOUR PHONE RINGS.

A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.

TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE’S CHILD.

YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM’S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD.

IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON’T HAPPEN:
YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.

YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN

YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST.”

‘A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it.’
DON WINSLOW
‘A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant.’
MARK BILLINGHAM
‘Terrifying. Terrific.’
MICK HERRON

Hooked? Pick up your copy in a indie bookshop near your or order online here.

Here’s the overall top 20:

Title Author Imprint Sales
1 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 1,373
2 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,335
3 Idaho Ruskovich, Emily Vintage 946
4 Nine Perfect Strangers:The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 878
5 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 855
6 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 785
7 When All is Said:The Number One Irish bestselling phenomenon Griffin, Anne Sceptre 783
8 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 770
9 Reckoning,The:the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 727
10 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Books 692
11 Her Husband’s Mistake: A marriage, a secret, and a wife’s choice… O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 648
12 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 630
13 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 609
14 Knife:(Harry Hole 12):Harry Hole Nesbo, Jo Harvill Secker 605
15 Someone We Know Lapena, Shari Bantam Press 592
16 Importance of Being Aisling,The:Country Roads, Take Her Home McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 581
17 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 533
18 The Chain:The unique and unforgettable thriller of the year McKinty, Adrian Orion 517
19 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Thunberg, Greta Penguin Books Ltd 493
20 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 464

And the top 10 in each category looks like this:

Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,335
2 Idaho Ruskovich, Emily Vintage 946
3 Nine Perfect Strangers:The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 878
4 When All is Said:The Number One Irish bestselling phenomenon Griffin, Anne Sceptre 783
5 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 770
6 Reckoning,The:the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 727
7 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 630
8 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 533
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 464
10 Holiday,The:The bestselling Richard and Judy Book Club summer thriller Logan, T.M. Zaffre Publishing 448
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 855
2 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Books 692
3 Her Husband’s Mistake: A marriage, a secret, and a wife’s choice… O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 648
4 Knife:(Harry Hole 12):Harry Hole Nesbo, Jo Harvill Secker 605
5 Someone We Know Lapena, Shari Bantam Press 592
6 Importance of Being Aisling,The:Country Roads, Take Her Home McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 581
7 The Chain:The unique and unforgettable thriller of the year McKinty, Adrian Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 517
8 Women of Primrose Square,The:An emotional and uplifting novel about th Carroll, Claudia Zaffre Publishing 445
9 One Good Deed Baldacci, David Macmillan 332
10 Sweet Sorrow:the new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of ONE DA Nicholls, David Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 315
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 609
2 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Thunberg, Greta Penguin Books Ltd 493
3 Educated:The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir Westover, Tara Windmill Books 322
4 12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 319
5 Notes to Self Pine, Emilie Penguin Books Ltd 296
6 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 230
7 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 211
8 Lost Connections:Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope Hari, Johann Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 208
9 Power of Now,The:A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment:The Power of Now Tolle, Eckhart Hodder Paperback 167
10 Battle Scars:A Story of War and All That Follows Fox, Jason Corgi Books 166
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 785
2 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 200
3 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 173
4 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 156
5 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 136
6 Live While You Can:A Memoir of Faith, Hope and the Power of Acceptance Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 135
7 100 Poems Heaney, Seamus Faber & Faber 116
8 Hinch Yourself Happy:All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 112
9 Irish Granny’s Pocket Book of Bread and Baking,The Gill Books 100
10 Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,The:A Counterintuitive Approach to Liv Manson, Mark HarperOne 84
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 1,373
2 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:Rowley Jefferson’s Journal:Diary of a Kinney, Jeff Puffin 396
3 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 290
4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 285
5 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 233
6 Where’s Wally?:Where’s Wally? Handford, Martin Walker Books Ltd 233
7 Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas PB:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 229
8 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 212
9 Where’s Wally Now?:Where’s Wally? Handford, Martin Walker Books Ltd 210
10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 196