Irish Top Ten Week Ending 07/08/2010

Say whatever else you like about Dan Brown and his books, they sell. Of course that won’t have been hurt by the visible poster campaign for The Lost Symbol on public transport and further afield and the €5.95 price point in Tesco. Interestingly Kathryn Stockett is still selling well, the word of mouth for that book seems to keep it purring along.

Penguin Ireland must be enjoying the week with their brace of titles in the Top Ten, Amy Huberman holding on from last week and Sinead Moriarty moving in with the paperback of her latest. With Booker nominee Emma Donoghue’s presence and Joseph O’Connor still in the Top Ten, that puts Irish writers at 40% of the top ten.

1: The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown, 2,865
2: The Help, Kathryn Stockett, 1,939
3: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, 1,856
4: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson, 1,751
5: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson, 1,571
6: Pieces of My Heart, Sinead Moriarty, 1,561
7: Hello, Heartbreak, Amy Huberman, 1,431
8: Picture Perfect, Jodi Picoult, 1,178
9: Room, Emma Donoghue, 1,140
10: Ghost Light, Joseph O’Connor, 1,002

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 7th August 2010