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What’s Hot: The Irish Bestseller List

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Article by Site Editor © 27 July 2013 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists · News for Writers ).

No change in the weather but some definite changes in the Top 20, with Cuckoo’s Calling by a mysterious new crime writer Robert Galbraith shooting into the number 6 position. The Galbraith story has impacted sales of The Casual Vacancy, which in turn has appeared at number 18 in the Top 20.

Sheila O’Flanagan is holding her own in the top 5 with Things We Never Say. As The Irish Independent says “[The] dizzying series of twists and turns will keep you reading until the very end… In the hands of this gifted storyteller, the strands of a complex genealogy are woven seamlessly to make a compelling whole.”

So what is Cuckoo’s Calling all about? Here’s the blurb:

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran – wounded both physically and psychologically – and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get – and the closer he gets to terrible danger . . . A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London – from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho – The Cuckoo’s Calling is a remarkable book.
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 20th July 2013
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian Phoenix 1,828
2 Racketeer,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 1,281
3 Things We Never Say O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 795
4 And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini, Khaled Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 781
5 Guilty Wives Patterson, James Arrow Books 633
6 Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4) Brown, Dan Bantam Press 630
7 Cuckoo’s Calling,The: Cormoran Strike Galbraith, Robert Little,Brown 586
8 Unseen: Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Century 568
9 Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns Weisberger, Lauren Harper 510
10 I Wished for You Huberman, Amy Penguin Books 496
11 Magdalen,The Conlon-McKenna, M Bantam Books 469
12 Criminal:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Arrow Books 436
13 Fault in Our Stars,The Green, John Penguin Books 419
14 Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Jonasson, Jonas Hesperus Press Ltd 401
15 Hunger: Sean Kelly: The Autobiography Kelly, Sean Peloton Publishing 382
16 Transatlantic McCann, Colum Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 380
17 Game of Thrones,A:A Song of Ice and Fire# Martin, George R. R. HarperVoyager 363
18 Casual Vacancy,The Rowling, J. K. Sphere 354
19 Mystery of Mercy Close,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Books 329
20 Entwined with You:A Crossfire Novel Day, Sylvia Penguin Books 323

 

Top 10s by category

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 20th July 2013
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gone Girl Flynn, Gillian Phoenix 1,828
2 Racketeer,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 1,281
3 Guilty Wives Patterson, James Arrow Books 633
4 Revenge Wears Prada: the Devil Returns Weisberger, Lauren Harper 510
5 I Wished for You Huberman, Amy Penguin Books 496
6 Magdalen,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Bantam Books 469
7 Criminal:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Arrow Books 436
8 Fault in Our Stars,The Green, John Penguin Books 419
9 Casual Vacancy,The Rowling, J. K. Sphere 354
10 Mystery of Mercy Close,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Books 329
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Things We Never Say O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 795
2 And the Mountains Echoed Hosseini, Khaled Bloomsbury Publishing 781
3 Inferno:(Robert Langdon Book 4):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Bantam Press 630
4 Cuckoo’s Calling,The:Cormoran Strike Galbraith, Robert Little,Brown 586
5 Unseen:Will Trent / Atlanta Series Slaughter, Karin Century 568
6 Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonasson, Jonas Hesperus Press Ltd 401
7 Transatlantic McCann, Colum Bloomsbury Publishing 380
8 Herbalist,The Boyce, Niamh Penguin Ireland 316
9 Rose Garden,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Transworld Ireland 231
10 Letter,The Duffy, Maria Hachette Books Ireland 197
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Get Your Sh!t Together:Your Prescription for a Simpler Life Field, Ruth Sphere 196
2 Seven Deadly Sins:My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong Walsh, David Simon & Schuster Ltd 186
3 Message of Hope from the Angels,A Byrne, Lorna Coronet Books 170
4 Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman, Daniel Penguin Books 161
5 My Journey Stynes, Jim Penguin Books 155
6 Bruce Carlin, Peter Ames Simon & Schuster Ltd 127
7 We’ll Meet Again:Irish Deathbed Visions – Who You Meet When You Die Keane, Colm Capel Island 123
8 Staring at Lakes: A Memoir of Love, Melancholy and Magical Thinking Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 115
9 Kick Against the Pricks,A:The Autobiography Norris, David Transworld Ireland 101
10 Mindfulness:A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World Williams, Mark & Penman, Piatkus Books 100
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Hunger:Sean Kelly: The Autobiography Kelly, Sean Peloton Publishing 382
2 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 101
3 Rick Stein’s India Stein, Rick BBC Books 98
4 Calm the Soul:A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer Poor Clares Galway Hachette Books Ireland 96
5 Writings of Ivor Browne,The: Steps Along the Road Browne, Ivor Atrium 92
6 Keep Calm Sure I’ll be Grand:Keep Calm Summersdale Publishers 91
7 Irish History:Minipedia S. Parragon Book Service 89
8 Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism,The Higashida, Naoki Sceptre 82
9 Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions,The Dobelli, Rolf Sceptre 76
10 Goodfella My Autobiography Holt, Oliver & Bellamy, Cr Trinity Mirror Sport Media 59
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak:Dork Diaries Russell, Rachel Renee Simon & Schuster Children 241
2 Catching Fire:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 226
3 Disney Monsters University Copy Colouring Parragon Book Service 215
4 Horrid Henry’s Nightmare:Horrid Henry Simon, Francesca Orion Children’s Books 207
5 Mockingjay:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 205
6 Cabin Fever:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 201
7 Hunger Games,The:Hunger Games Trilogy# Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 197
8 Gone Grant, Michael Egmont Books 196
9 Gangsta Granny Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’s 193
10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin Books 173