Irish Top Ten Week Ending 29/01/ 2011

Emma Donoghue’s Room has thundered along in paperback. It really is a quite impressive result of the Irish-born, Canadian resident. It was doubly impressive because Donoghue held off a hefty challenge from Patrick Holford who appeared on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy on Friday, one of the biggest drivers of weekend book sales.

Also nice to see Emma Hannigan still in the top ten and the entry of Fiona O’Brien. It shows the strength of fiction of all kinds in the charts this week with only four of the top ten books from the non-fiction categories.

1: Room, Emma Donoghue, 1,861
2: The Feel Good Factor:10 Proven Ways to Boost Your Mood and Motivate Yourself, Patrick Holford, 1,344
3: Jamie’s 30-minute Meals, Jamie Oliver, 1,331
4: One Day, David Nicholls, 721
5: Miss Conceived, Emma Hannigan, 706
6: Tick, Tock, James Patterson, 704
7: The FitzPatrick Tapes:The Rise and Fall of One Man, One Bank, and One Country, Tom Lyons & Brian Carey, 676
8: The Leopard, Jo Nesbo, 656
9: Without Him, Fiona O’Brien, 642
10: The Help, Kathryn Stockett, 629

Top Ten Dynamics
Starting this week, we’ll be running a top ten dynamics section looking at the top ten with some data drawn out. Nothing too dramatic, but useful nonetheless.

Volume: 9270 Units
Decrease since last week: 17
% decrease since last week: -.002%
Authors: 11 (One title was co-authored)
Irish Authors: 5
Average RRP: £12.09

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 29th Jan 2011