Irish Top Ten Week Ending 11/09/2010

These figures were a little delayed but make for interesting reading.

Tony Blair continues to shine through with an exceptional week. However, the story must be the overall strength of the top ten. Driven by two newish releases in fiction, Sheila O’Flanagan’s Stand By Me and Cecelia Ahern‘s The Book Of Tomorrow and the continuing impressive performance of Emma Donoghue‘s Room. But overall, it was a solid week with each of the top ten titles selling in excess of 1,000 units.

While only three Irish authors made the top ten, all were in the top five and Derek Landy fell just outside the top sitting very nicely at 11 with some 1,254 sales.

1: A Journey, Tony Blair, 2,989
2: Room, Emma Donoghue, 2,951
3: Stand by Me, Sheila O’Flanagan, 2,382
4: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, 1634
5: The Book of Tomorrow, Cecelia Ahern, 1,566
6: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson, 1,516
7: The Help, Kathryn Stockett, 1,514
8: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson, 1,436
9: Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, 1320
10: The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown, 1,281

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 11th Sep 2010