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What Are You Reading? This Week’s Irish Bestsellers

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Article by Site Editor © 3 August 2013 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists · News for Writers ).

After the news was released that JK Rowling was the real author of the Roger Galbraith thriller The Cuckoo’s Calling, more about that from Janet E Cameron here, it’s no surprise that it is in the number 2 slot this week – but readers are obviously keen to see more of JK Rowling’s writing and have been buying The Casual Vacancy in their droves, pushing it into number 3.

JK Rowling has pledged to donate worldwide publishing royalties from The Cuckoo’s Calling to The Soldier’s Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, for a period of three years. Rowling said, “This donation is being made to The Soldiers’ Charity partly as a thank you to the army people who helped me with research, but also because writing a hero who is a veteran has given me an even greater appreciation and understanding of exactly how much this charity does for ex-servicemen and their families, and how much that support is needed.”

She added: “I always intended to give The Soldiers’ Charity a donation out of Robert’s royalties but I had not anticipated him making a bestseller list a mere three months after publication (indeed, I had not counted on him ever being there!).”

And we ‘d love to hear your thoughts on The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Casual Vacancy, you can submit your review here.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 27th July 2013
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian Phoenix (an Imprint of The Ori 1,975
2 Cuckoo’s Calling,The:Cormoran Strike Galbraith, Robert Little,Brown 1,958
3 Casual Vacancy,The Rowling, J. K. Sphere 1,163
4 Racketeer,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 870
5 Things We Never Say O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 776
6 Bat,The:The First Harry Hole Case Nesbo, Jo Vintage 765
7 And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini, Khaled Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 747
8 Transatlantic McCann, Colum Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 665
9 Inferno:(Robert Langdon Book 4):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Bantam Press 631
10 Unseen:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Century 574
11 Fault in Our Stars,The Green, John Penguin Books 545
12 One Hundred Names Ahern, Cecelia Harper 513
13 Guilty Wives Patterson, James Arrow Books 489
14 Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonasson, Jonas Hesperus Press Ltd 457
15 I Wished for You Huberman, Amy Penguin Books 455
16 Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns Weisberger, Lauren Harper 432
17 Game of Thrones,A:A Song of Ice and Fire# Martin, George R. R. HarperVoyager 422
18 Magdalen,The Conlon-McKenna, M Bantam Books (Transworld Publi 395
19 Mad About You Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Ireland 387
20 Second Honeymoon Patterson, James Century 360

Top 10s by category

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 27th July 2013
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian Phoenix 1,975
2 Casual Vacancy,The Rowling, J. K. Sphere 1,163
3 Racketeer,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 870
4 Bat,The:The First Harry Hole Case Nesbo, Jo Vintage 765
5 Fault in Our Stars,The Green, John Penguin Books 545
6 One Hundred Names Ahern, Cecelia Harper 513
7 Guilty Wives Patterson, James Arrow Books 489
8 I Wished for You Huberman, Amy Penguin Books 455
9 Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns Weisberger, Lauren Harper 432
10 Magdalen,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Bantam Books 395
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Cuckoo’s Calling,The:Cormoran Strike Galbraith, Robert Little,Brown 1,958
2 Things We Never Say O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 776
3 And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini, Khaled Bloomsbury Publishing 747
4 Transatlantic McCann, Colum Bloomsbury Publishing 665
5 Inferno:(Robert Langdon Book 4):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Bantam Press 631
6 Unseen:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Century 574
7 Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,The Jonasson, Jonas Hesperus Press Ltd 457
8 Mad About You Moriarty, Sinead Penguin Ireland 387
9 Second Honeymoon Patterson, James Century 360
10 Spinning Heart,The Ryan, Donal Doubleday Ireland 344
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Seven Deadly Sins:My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong Walsh, David Simon & Schuster Ltd 263
2 My Journey Stynes, Jim Penguin Books 237
3 Five Steps to Happiness:Learning to Explore and Understand Your Emotio Murphy, Enda Liberties Press 224
4 Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman, Daniel Penguin Books 191
5 Bruce Carlin, Peter Ames Simon & Schuster Ltd 176
6 Message of Hope from the Angels,A Byrne, Lorna Coronet Books 166
7 Get Your Sh!t Together:Your Prescription for a Simpler Life Field, Ruth Sphere 165
8 Flourishing Gaffney, Maureen Penguin Books 128
9 Staring at Lakes: A Memoir of Love, Melancholy and Magical Thinking Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 122
10 We’ll Meet Again:Irish Deathbed Visions – Who You Meet When You Die Keane, Colm Capel Island 109
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Hunger:Sean Kelly: The Autobiography Kelly, Sean Peloton Publishing 357
2 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 178
3 Writings of Ivor Browne,The:Steps Along the Road, the Evolution of a S Browne, Ivor Atrium 178
4 Calm the Soul:A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer Poor Clares Galway Hachette Books Ireland 121
5 Rick Stein’s India Stein, Rick BBC Books 111
6 Keep Calm Sure I’ll be Grand:Keep Calm Summersdale Publishers 81
7 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 74
8 Irish History:Minipedia S. Parragon Book Service 71
9 Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions,The Dobelli, Rolf Sceptre 68
10 Isn’t it Well for Ye?:The Book of Irish Mammies O’Regan, Colm Transworld Ireland 66
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Mockingjay:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 255
2 Hunger Games,The:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 244
3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Cabin Fever:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 243
4 Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak:Dork Diaries Russell, Rachel Renee Simon & Schuster 243
5 Gone Grant, Michael Egmont Books 224
6 Catching Fire:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 216
7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Do-it-yourself Book:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 203
8 Disney Monsters University Classic Storybook Parragon Book Service 190
9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Last Straw:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 180
10 Gangsta Granny Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBook 178