Megamonster sinks its claws into the top for a fifth week

Megamonster sinks its claws into the top for a fifth week

David Walliams and Tony Ross' Megamonster (HarperCollins) notched up a fifth week in the Official UK Top 50 number one spot, selling 19,799 copies through Nielsen BookScan's TCM.

Victoria Hislop's One August Night (Headline) was the highest new entry in the Top 50, debuting in third place as Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) once again claimed second place overall—and the Mass-Market Fiction number one. One August Night, the sequel to 2006's million-copy bestseller The Island, sold 15,069 copies in its first three days on sale.

Shelley Parker-Chan's She Who Became the Sun (Mantle) dawned into the Original Fiction chart in the number one slot, selling 8,034 copies. Bella Mackie's How to Kill Your Family (The Borough Press) and Lisa Jewell's The Night She Disappeared (Century) debuted in second and third place respectively. 

Matt Haig's The Comfort Book (Canongate) bedded down for a third week atop the Hardback Non-fiction chart, with Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (Ebury) and Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Green's Vaxxers (Hodder & Stoughton) once again charting in second and third.

Caitlin Moran's More Than a Woman (Ebury) claimed the Paperback Non-fiction number one for a third week, with The Official Highway Code once again joining it in second.

Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott's There's a Unicorn in Your Book (Puffin) debuted in the Pre-school chart number one, following on from the success of the pair's World Book Day title There's a Wolf In Your Book

The print market jumped 3% in volume and 2.8% in value week on week, improving 1.7% in volume on the same week in 2020. However, value slid 4.3% year on year.

In the Amazon Charts, Matt Haig's The Comfort Book and The Midnight Library have claimed the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction and Fiction top spots.