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Most Popular Books In Brooklyn This Summer

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What I am reading. Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BKLYNER

It’s National Book Lovers Day! To celebrate, we asked our local independent book stores what the five most popular books were right now among their customers. Here you go:

Books Are Magic (Cobble Hill)

  1. Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
  2. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  3. We are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
  4. Too Much and Not The Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
  5. Hunger by Roxane Gay

Boulevard Books and Cafe (Dyker Heights/Bensonhurst)

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
  3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  4. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  5. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Here’s A Bookstore (Coney between P & Quentin)

  1. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  2. House of Spies by Daniel Silva
  3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  4. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  5. Swear on this Life by Renée Carlino

Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene & PLG)

  1. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  3. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Bookmark Shoppe (Bay Ridge)

  1. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  2. Camino Island by John Grisham
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  5. The Address by Fiona Davis

Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers  (Williamsburg)

  1. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  2. Hunger by Roxane Gay
  3. 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna Wiest
  4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  5. But What if We’re Wrong by Chuck Klosterman

WORD (Greenpoint)

  1. Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
  2. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  3. Of Cats and Men by Sam Kalda
  4. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
  5. The Dark, Dark by Samantha Hunt

Remember One Book, One New York that was launched by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in February to bring book-lovin’ New Yorkers together?  It was basically a book club for about 8 million people, where we all chose the one book to read together at the same time — Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was the winner — and we all read it everywhere?

For all film lovers, One Film, One New York will launch this September!

What are you reading?

P.S. – we did ask Community Bookstore, and will add if we hear back from them.

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