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Kramers Top 100

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In honor of our 100th newsletter, we complied a list of the top 100 books sold at Kramerbooks*. How many have you read?

*might not be completely accurate because lets be real our system couldn't handle going back to 1976.


  1. Gas We Pass by Shinta Cho
  2. Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  3. Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
  4. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  5. Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  6. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
  7. God of Small Things by Arundhait Roy
  8. Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  9. Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  10. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  11. Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  12. Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez Garcia
  14. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  15. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
  16. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  17. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugendies
  18. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  19. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  20. This is Washington D.C. by Miroslav Šašek
  21. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  22. Goodnight Washingon by Adam Gamble
  23. Tinkers by Paul Harding
  24. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  25. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  26. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  27. Sympathizer by Thanh Viet Nguyen
  28. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  29. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  30. Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano
  31. Crazy, Rich, Asians by Kevin Kwan
  32. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein
  33. Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama
  34. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  35. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  36. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  37. Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  38. Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  39. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  40. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
  41. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  42. Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James
  43. How to Love by Thich Hanh Nhat
  44. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  45. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  46. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
  47. A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
  48. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  49. Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
  50. Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  51. Circle by Dave Eggers
  52. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  53. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  54. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  55. Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  56. Larry Gets Lost in Washington DC by John Skewes
  57. New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  58. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  59. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  60. Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  61. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamand Adichie
  62. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamand Adichie
  63. On Dupont Circle by James Srodes
  64. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
  65. Sellout by Paul Beatty
  66. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  67. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  68. How To Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu
  69. Elements of Fucking Style by Chris Baker
  70. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  71. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
  72. Mindfullness on the Go by Chozen Jan Bays
  73. I Like It When by Mary Murphy
  74. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon
  75. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by JK Rowling
  76. Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  77. Fear by Bob Woodward
  78. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  79. Orphan Masters Son by Adam Johnson
  80. 50 Shades of Grey by EL James
  81. Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  82. How To Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish
  83. Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan
  84. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  85. Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  86. Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  87. When by Daniel H Pink
  88. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  89. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  90. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  91. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  92. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  93. Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
  94. Harold & the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  95. Euphoria by Lily King
  96. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  97. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  98. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  99. The List by Karin Tanabe
  100. Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

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