1 Fifty Shades Of Grey, E.L. James, Arrow Books

2 Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James, Arrow Books

3 Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James, Arrow Books

4 Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Sylvia Day, Penguin Books

5 The Silent Girl, Tess Gerritsen, Bantam Books (Transworld Publishing)


1 This Child Of Mine, Sinead Moriarty, Penguin Ireland

2 Ancient Light, John Banville, Viking

3 A Very Accidental Love Story, Claudia Carroll, AVON, a division of HarperCollins

4 Criminal, Karin Slaughter, Century

5 Better Together ,Sheila O’Flanagan, Headline Review


1 Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahnerman, Penguin Books

2 Run Fat Bitch Run, Ruth Field, Sphere

3 The Boy in the Attic: The Chilling, Real-Life Story of a Satanic Murder, David Malone, Mainstream Publishing

4 Paying for it: How Turning Tricks Paid the Mortgage, Kept the Kids in Trainers, Scarlett O’Kelly, Penguin Books

5 Flourishing Maureen Gaffney, Penguin Books


1 A Pocket History Of Ireland, Joseph McCullough, Gill & Macmillan

2 Lorraine Pascale’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food, Lorraine Pascale, HarperCollins Publishers

3 A Message Of Hope from the Angels, Lorna Byrne, Coronet Books

4 Spirit Of Ireland, Parragon Book Service Ltd

5 Mike Scott: Adventures of a Waterboy, Mike Scott, The Lilliput Press Ltd


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