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Irish Bestsellers 5th December 2020

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With bookshops now open (woo hoo!) and Christmas sales picking up, remember SHOP LOCAL if you can – keeping your hard earned money within the country and with small businesses has a knock on effect right across the economy.

Huge congratulations to Doireann Ni Ghriofa and Tramp Press at the superb news that A Ghost in the Throat is the An Post Book Awards Irish Book of the Year 2020 – we have a feeling we’ll be seeing it climb the charts in the coming weeks!

This week’s featured book is one for children – Sinead Burke’s Break the Mould: How to Take Your Place in the World. As Sinead explains: There are so many people in this world – 7.53 billion to be exact. But there is only one of me and one of you. It’s easy to think we are not good enough, or that our nose is too big, or wish we could be more like our friends. But the world would be different without you. You are enough just as you are.. .

Sometimes it can seem like the world isn’t built for you or like you don’t belong. But why should you change who you are for the sake of others? Sinéad Burke is an advocate, activist, teacher, writer and British vogue cover model. She also happens to be a little person at three and a half feet tall. Reflecting on her experiences growing up, Sinéad offers a heartfelt and inspiring guide to young readers on believing in themselves and finding comfort and pride in their own skin.

From the power of being different and discovering things you love about yourself, to using your voice to be an ally and show friendship to others, it’s time to break the mould and find your place in the world.

Order before Sunday 13th from Eason online to guarantee arrival for Christmas, or pop into your local bookshop. This is a book every child should have.

Here’s the overall top 20. Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 5th December 2020

 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins7,206
2Promised Land, AObama, BarackViking4,905
3Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press4,841
4Guinness World Records 2021Guinness World RecordsGuinness World Records4,311
5Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardViking4,169
6Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press3,905
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin3,850
8Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books3,841
9Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland3,831
10Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science:A scientist’s guide O’Neill, LukeGill Books3,455
11Champagne Football:John Delaney and the Betrayal of Irish FootballTighe, Mark & Rowan, PaulPenguin Ireland2,884
12Ickabog,The:A warm and witty fairy-tale adventureRowling, J.K.Little, Brown Books for Young Readers2,344
13Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins2,230
14Light That Never Goes Out,A:A MemoirShanley, KeelinGill Books2,126
15SnowBanville, JohnFaber & Faber1,999
16Cat Kid Comic Club: the new blockbusting bestsellerPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.1,944
17Great Irish Farm Book,TheMcCullough, DarraghGill Books1,919
18What is Beautiful in the Sky:A book about endings and beginningsHarding, MichaelHachette Books Ireland1,822
19Page from My Life,A:A Selection of Stories from Ray D’Arcy Show HarperCollins1,792
20Sentinel,The:(Jack Reacher 25)Child, Lee & Child, AndrewBantam Press1,712

And here’s the top 10 in each category:

Mass Market Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,608
2Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers725
3Family Gift,The:A heartwarming comfort read for Autumn 2020Kelly, CathyOrion 537
4Girl, Woman, Other:WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019Evaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 461
5Beekeeper of Aleppo,The: The Sunday Times Bestseller Lefteri, ChristyManilla Press457
6Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion 419
7Giver of Stars,TheMoyes, JojoPenguin Books Ltd 324
8MilkmanBurns, AnnaFaber & Faber290
9Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber268
10Fifty-Fifty:The Number One Ebook Bestseller, Sunday Times BestsellerCavanagh, SteveOrion 260
Original Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Thursday Murder Club,The:The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One BestellerOsman, RichardViking4,169
2Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books3,841
3SnowBanville, JohnFaber & Faber1,999
4Sentinel,The:(Jack Reacher 25):Jack ReacherChild, Lee & Child, AndrewBantam Press1,712
5Law of Innocence,The:The Brand New Lincoln Lawyer Thriller:Mickey HallConnelly, MichaelOrion1,378
6BraywatchO’Carroll-Kelly, RossPenguin Ireland1,376
7Strange Flowers:The Number One BestsellerRyan, DonalDoubleday Ireland1,350
8Shuggie Bain:Winner of the Booker Prize 2020Stuart, DouglasPicador1,193
9LoveDoyle, RoddyJonathan Cape1,114
10After the SilenceO’Neill, Louiseriverrun1,080
Paperback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland3,831
2Champagne Football:John Delaney and the Betrayal of Irish FootballTighe, Mark & Rowan, PaulPenguin Ireland2,884
3How Animals Saved My Life: Being the SupervetFitzpatrick, Professor NoelTrapeze1,404
4Waterford Whispers News 2020Williamson, ColmGill Books1,299
5Monk,The:The Life and Crimes of Ireland’s Most Enigmatic Gang BossWilliams, PaulAllen & Unwin1,222
6Life on Our Planet,A:My Witness Statement and a Vision for the FutureAttenborough, DavidEbury Press1,109
7Rory’s Story:My Unexpected Journey to Self BeliefO’Connor, Rory & Crowe, DermotGill Books961
830 Day Kick Start Plan:100 Delicious Recipes with Energy Boosting WorkWicks, JoeBluebird957
9Irish Get Up and Go Diary 2021,The Get Up and Go Publications938
10Ghost In The Throat,ANi Ghriofa, DoireannTramp Press934
Hardback Non Fiction
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Promised Land,AObama, BarackViking4,905
2Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press4,841
3Guinness World Records 2021Guinness World RecordsGuinness World Records4,311
4Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press3,905
5Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science:A scientist’s guide to theO’Neill, LukeGill Books3,455
6Light That Never Goes Out,A:A MemoirShanley, KeelinGill Books2,126
7What is Beautiful in the Sky:A book about endings and beginningsHarding, MichaelHachette Books Ireland1,822
8Page from My Life,A:A Selection of Stories from Ray D’Arcy Show Listen HarperCollins1,792
9Here’s the Story:A MemoirMcAleese, MaryPenguin Ireland1,667
10That Place We Call Home:A journey through the place names of IrelandCreedon, JohnGill Books1,612
Childrens
 TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins7,206
2Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15):Diary of a Wimpy KidKinney, JeffPuffin3,850
3Ickabog,The:A warm and witty fairy-tale adventure to entertain the whoRowling, J.K.Little, Brown Books for Young Readers2,344
4Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins2,230
5Cat Kid Comic Club: the new blockbusting bestseller Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.1,944
6Great Irish Farm Book,TheMcCullough, DarraghGill Books1,919
7Break the Mould:How to Take Your Place in the World Burke, SinéadWren & Rook1,392
8Beano Annual:2021 D.C. Thomson & Co.,1,244
9Dog Man 9: Grime and Punishment:Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.1,066
10Is There Anybody Out There?O Briain, DaraScholastic901
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