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Irish Bestsellers Week Ending 4th May 2019

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Article by Writing IE Admin © 11 May 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists · News for Writers ).

This week Sinead Moriarty’s fabulous new book Seven Letters has leaped straight into the overall bestseller list at Number 9, and is described by Marian Keyes: “‘It’s great! Thought-provoking, gripping and moving”. From her first book The Right Fit, written in her lunch hour while she was a journalist in London to Seven Letters, her fourteenth, Moriarty tackles difficult subjects head on in a fascinating exploration of interpersonal dynamics and emotion. This is no exception. Here’s the blurb:

Sarah loves being a mother – it defines her.

Every year she writes a birthday letter of love to her adored daughter, Izzy, now seven. And after she falls pregnant, she promises Izzy that the arrival of a baby brother will make their family complete. So when she collapses a few months later, the safe happy life Izzy knows is shattered.

With Sarah’s future, and the future of her pregnancy, in their hands, her husband and sister disagree fiercely about her treatment. The once close family starts to fall apart.

The clock is ticking, and the doctors need a decision. Can those who love Sarah get beyond the fog of grief and anger to figure out what’s for the best? Can they ever forgive each other for the decisions they make?
Will Izzy lose everything she knows and loves?

‘What a devastating, gorgeous read’ Emily Hourican

‘I need a therapy session after reading Seven Letters – I’m an emotional wreck!’ Margaret Madden, Bleach House Library

There’s plenty to keep you laughing and crying (or cleaning) in this week’s top 20:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 4th May 2019
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Live While You Can:A Memoir of Faith, Hope and the Power of Acceptance Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 1,858
2 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 1,197
3 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:Rowley Jefferson’s Journal Kinney, Jeff Puffin 883
4 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 678
5 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 640
6 Nine Perfect Strangers:The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 634
7 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 606
8 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 592
9 Seven Letters Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Ireland 553
10 Book of Bones,A: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 17 Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 531
11 Just One More Question:Stories from a Life in Neurology Tubridy, Niall Penguin Ireland 498
12 Hinch Yourself Happy:All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 490
13 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 477
14 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 470
15 Pieces of Her Slaughter, Karin HarperCollins Publishers 439
16 Cruel Acts Casey, Jane HarperCollins Publishers 411
17 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 408
18 Past Tense:(Jack Reacher 23) Child, Lee Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) 373
19 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 364
20 Heads You Win Archer, Jeffrey Pan Books 330

 

And here’s the top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 4th May 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 678
2 Nine Perfect Strangers:The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 634
3 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 470
4 Pieces of Her Slaughter, Karin HarperCollins Publishers 439
5 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 408
6 Past Tense:(Jack Reacher 23) Child, Lee Bantam Books 373
7 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 364
8 Heads You Win Archer, Jeffrey Pan Books 330
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 296
10 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 272
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 640
2 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 592
3 Seven Letters Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Ireland 553
4 Book of Bones,A:A Charlie Parker Thriller: 17.  From the No. 1 Bestsel Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 531
5 Cruel Acts Casey, Jane HarperCollins Publishers 411
6 When All is Said:The Number One Bestselling Irish Phenomenon Griffin, Anne Sceptre 325
7 Redemption:Amos Decker series Baldacci, David Macmillan 323
8 Country Girls Trilogy,The O’Brien, Edna Faber & Faber 322
9 Importance of Being Aisling,The:Country Roads, Take Her Home McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 235
10 Butterfly Room,The Riley, Lucinda Macmillan 225
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Just One More Question:Stories from a Life in Neurology Tubridy, Niall Penguin Ireland 498
2 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 477
3 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Tramp Press 301
4 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 289
5 12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 283
6 Power of Now,The:A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Tolle, Eckhart Hodder Paperback 275
7 Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz,The Dronfield, Jeremy Michael Joseph 265
8 Mediterranean Mood Food:What to eat to help beat depression Mee, Paula Gill Books 245
9 All in a Doctor’s Day: Memoirs of an Irish Country Practice Gannon, Lucia Gill Books 236
10 Educated:The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir Westover, Tara Windmill Books 235
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Live While You Can:A Memoir of Faith, Hope and the Power of Acceptance Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 1,858
2 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 1,197
3 Hinch Yourself Happy:All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 490
4 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 314
5 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 166
6 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 135
7 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 124
8 Climate Justice:Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Futu Robinson, Mary Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 113
9 100 Poems Heaney, Seamus Faber & Faber 107
10 Border,The:The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics Ferriter, Diarmaid Profile Books 99
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:Rowley Jefferson’s Journal Kinney, Jeff Puffin 883
2 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 606
3 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 293
4 My Brother’s Name is Jessica Boyne, John Puffin 205
5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 199
6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 184
7 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 175
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12):Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin 159
9 Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 139
10 Dancing the Charleston Wilson, Jacqueline Doubleday Children’s Books 137