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Irish Bestsellers 4th September 2021

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There are some big books in the charts this week (with sales of an even bigger one to come next week!) Catherine Ryan Howard’s lockdown thriller 56 Days is holding onto the top spot, with last week’s featured book Normal Sheeple in No 2. We’re delighted to see Cecelia Ahern’s Freckles has shot straight in to No 3 – this is the book that you need to buy for the five people closest to you in your life – inspired by the Jim Rohn quote, it’s a life-affirming story about the importance of relationships and of having real-life connections.

Here’s the blurb: You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. 

When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down. In her current life as a parking warden, she has left her eccentric father and unconventional childhood behind for a bold new life in the city. 

But a single encounter leads her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long:  who are the people who made her the way she is?  

And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future?

Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.

Told in Allegra’s vivid, original voice, moving from Dublin to the fierce Atlantic coast, this is an unforgettable story of human connection, of friendship, and growing into your own skin. 

Five people. Five stars. Freckle to freckle. Star to star.

We loved it – grab your copy here!

 TitleAuthorImprintSales
156 DaysHoward, Catherine RyanCorvus1,558
2Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove1,284
3FrecklesAhern, CeceliaHarperCollins Publishers1,091
4Of Mice and Men: Penguin Modern ClassicsSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 946
5Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays894
6Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil WarFerriter, DiarmaidProfile Books773
7It Ends With Us: Tiktok made me buy it! Hoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd757
8Midnight Library,The:The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Haig, MattCanongate Books732
9Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair712
10Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,TheReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster671
11Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?:the bestselling memoirO’Reilly, SeamasFleet618
12Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 583
13Slow Fire Burning,AHawkins, PaulaDoubleday559
14Cry of the Earth – The Cry of the Poor,The:The Climate Catastrophe Farrell, Archbishop DermotVeritas Publications556
15Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday543
16Atomic Habits:the life-changing million-copy #1 bestsellerClear, JamesRandom House Business Books529
17Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press528
18Not a Happy Family:the instant Sunday Times bestsellerLapena, ShariBantam Press508
19Outsiders,The:The OriginalsHinton, S EPenguin Books Ltd 477
20Ranger 22:Lessons From the FrontGoggins, RayGill Books469

And here are the top ten in each category:

Mass Market Fiction
 IsbnTitleAuthorImprintSales
19780141185101Of Mice and Men:Penguin Modern ClassicsSteinbeck, Mr JohnPenguin Books Ltd 946
29781471156267It Ends With Us:Tiktok made me buy it! Hoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd757
39781786892737Midnight Library,The:The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and worldwide phHaig, MattCanongate Books732
49781472154668Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair712
59781982147662Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,The:Tiktok made me buy it!Reid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster671
69780241988268Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 583
79780099419785To Kill A MockingbirdLee, HarperArrow Books436
89781784871444Handmaid’s Tale,TheAtwood, MargaretVintage Classics426
99781408891384Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC415
109780571258093Never Let Me GoIshiguro, KazuoFaber and Faber414
Original Fiction
 IsbnTitleAuthorImprintSales
1978183895163456 DaysHoward, Catherine RyanCorvus1,558
29781844885497Normal SheepleO’Carroll-Kelly, RossSandycove1,284
39780008194932FrecklesAhern, CeceliaHarperCollins Publishers1,091
49780857524454Slow Fire Burning,AHawkins, PaulaDoubleday559
59780857526229Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday543
69781787633025Not a Happy Family:Lapena, ShariBantam Press508
79781786580825SongbirdsLefteri, ChristyManilla Press441
89781787634503All Her FaultMara, AndreaBantam Press406
99781844885350About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove399
109781409185895Devil’s Advocate,TheCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion390
Paperback Non Fiction
 IsbnTitleAuthorImprintSales
19780571085866Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays894
29780708899243Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?:the bestselling memoirO’Reilly, SeamasFleet618
39781800970205Cry of the Earth – The Cry of the Poor,The:The Climate Catastrophe – CFarrell, Archbishop DermotVeritas Publications556
49781847941831Atomic Habits:the life-changing million-copy #1 bestsellerClear, JamesRandom House Business Books529
59780717192496Ranger 22:Lessons From the FrontGoggins, RayGill Books469
69781846046285Gift,The:A survivor’s journey to freedomEger, EdithRider & Co419
79781529352603Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland370
89780008470142Gas ManBlack, ColinHarperCollins356
99781800970014Look Up! Veritas Publications352
109781529368888Awaken Your Power Within:Let Go of Fear. Discover Your Infinite PotentHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland293
Hardback Non Fiction
 IsbnTitleAuthorImprintSales
19781788161749Between Two Hells:The Irish Civil WarFerriter, DiarmaidProfile Books773
29781529105100Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press528
39781529109429Jane’s Patisserie:Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treats. Dunn, JaneEbury Press281
49780241431177Together:Memorable Meals Made EasyOliver, JamieMichael Joseph277
59780717187973Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books191
69781844885411RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadSandycove136
79781785373701Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press128
89781913484118Guinness World Records 2022Records, Guinness WorldGuinness World Records121
99781529035001Pinch of Nom Food Planner: Quick & EasyFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate & DavBluebird112
109780702302411Ireland: The People, The Places, The StoriesPierce, Rachel & O Briain, DaraScholastic101
Childrens
 IsbnTitleAuthorImprintSales
19780141368887Outsiders,The:The OriginalsHinton, S EPenguin Books Ltd 477
29780008499723MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins458
39781471166204They Both Die at the End:TikTok made me buy it! Silvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo432
49780241487150Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland:Peppa Pig Ladybird361
59780702310676Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic284
69780007486441Private PeacefulMorpurgo, MichaelHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks282
79781338680454Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.273
89781408855652Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J.K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC243
99780141375632One Of Us Is LyingMcManus, Karen M.Penguin Books Ltd 239
109780241419830Once Upon a Crime:A Murder Most Unladylike CollectionStevens, RobinPuffin231
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