Bookstat chart: Rooney rises to the summit

Bookstat chart: Rooney rises to the summit

Sally Rooney's Normal People (Faber) has thundered to the top of the Bookstat chart for the week ending 9th May. After debuting in second place a week ago, the Nibbies Book of the Year 2019 leapfrogged Andrew Mayne's The Girl Beneath the Sea (Thomas & Mercer) to claim the top spot. Of course, the 12-part BBC adaptation of Rooney's second novel dropped on BBC iPlayer at the end of April and has reportedly attracted over 16 million requests through the streaming service thus far.

Damien Boyd's Down Among the Dead (Thomas & Mercer) made its debut in second place, with Alex Michalides' The Sil...

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