The Irish Top Ten Week Ending 16/10/2010

The top titles are slowly but surely taking on a bit of a christmas shape. For instance, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals falls just outside the top ten as do the Guinness World Records 2011 and Rachel Allen’s Entertaining At Home.

Even the presence of John Lonergan’s The Governor in the top ten and the lurking of Darragh: My Story by Darragh O Sé just inside the top twenty are signs that the heavy hitters are now on the shelves. It will be an interesting few weeks as the last few big christmas titles come to market and the hit or misses become clearer.

Another fine week for Penguin. From the strength of their list to date, they seem on course to repeat their impressive performance in the christmas period last year in 2010.

1: The Oh My God Delusion, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, 3,012
2: Room, Emma Donoghue, 1,807
3: Wasters, Shane Ross & Nick Webb, 1,603
4: Worth Dying for, Lee Child, 1,424
5: Stairways to Heaven, Lorna Byrne, 1,277
6: Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, 1,268
7: Homecoming, Cathy Kelly, 1,075
8: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson, 956
9: The Governor, John Lonergan, 952
10: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson, 935

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th Oct 2010