Irish Top Ten Week Ending 21/08/2010

You know that school isn’t far away when the Maths Tables top the charts. Dan Brown scores another stellar week and Stieg Larsson‘s amazing performance continues. Rhonda Byrne, whose The Secret was such a phenomenal success a few years ago is back in the top ten with her new book The Power.

Emma Donoghue has sustained her incredible performance but she and  Sinead Moriarty, whose Pieces of My Heart remains in the top ten (and thus still technically number one in original fiction though Emma also sold 141 hardback copies of Room, which puts her over Moriarty’s unit sales, but who is counting!), are the only Irish writers still in the top ten.

1: Maths Tables , 1,876
2: The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown, 1,829
3: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson, 1,776
4: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, 1,689
5: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson, 1,590
6: The Help, Kathryn Stockett, 1,492
7: Pieces of My Heart, Sinead Moriarty, 1,448
8: The Power, Rhonda Byrne, 1,445
9: Room, Emma Donoghue, 1,400
10: Don’t Blink, James Patterson, 1,336
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 21st August 2010