Washington bestsellers: Paperback fiction

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September 9, 2018
September 9
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from Nielsen Bookscan and Amazon.com — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Post.
20 weeks on list
#1 last week
Crazy Rich Asians
By Kevin Kwan
An Asian American woman gets a crash course in high-society life when she travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. (Anchor, $16)
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Uncommon Type
By Tom Hanks
The short stories in this collection by the Oscar-winning actor have one common thread: Each tale involves a typewriter. (Vintage, $16)
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7 weeks on list
#3 last week
China Rich Girlfriend
By Kevin Kwan
In this sequel to "Crazy Rich Asians," Rachel discovers the true identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. (Anchor, $16)
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7 weeks on list
#5 last week
Rich People Problems
By Kevin Kwan
The third book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy: The Shang-Young clan gather as a grandmother nears death. (Anchor, $16.95)
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63 weeks on list
#6 last week
Fahrenheit 451
By Ray Bradbury
The classic about a future war on books. (Simon & Schuster, $15.99)
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122 weeks on list
#9 last week
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale set in the Depression-era South. (Vintage, $14.99)
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48 weeks on list
#8 last week
By George Orwell
A classic novel about the perils of a totalitarian police state. (Signet Classic, $9.99)
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16 weeks on list
#2 last week
By Andrew Sean Greer
A novelist accepts invitations to literary events around the world to avoid his ex-boyfriend's wedding. (Back Bay, $15.99)
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22 weeks on list
Lord of the Flies
By William Golding
The classic, unsettling tale of English schoolboys stranded on a deserted isle. (Penguin , $9.99)
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112 weeks on list
#10 last week
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
A novel of love lost and fortunes gained in the Jazz Age. (Scribner, $16)
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14 weeks on list
#11 last week
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman
An anti-social woman comes out of her shell with the help of a co-worker and an elderly man. (Penguin, $16)
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43 weeks on list
#4 last week
By Min Jin Lee
A poor Korean family tries to find success in Japan. (Grand Central , $15.99)
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110 weeks on list
#15 last week
The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho
A Spanish shepherd boy goes on a journey of discovery through North Africa. (HarperOne, $16.99)
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
By Heather Morris
A Jewish man imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau is tasked with tattooing his fellow inmates when he falls in love with another prisoner. (Harper, $16.99)
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167 weeks on list
The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini
An Afghan returns to his Taliban-ruled country to atone for a past betrayal. (Riverhead, $14.4)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended September 9, 2018.
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Amazon Most Read lists rank titles by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners each week. Categories not ranked on Most Read charts include dictionaries, encyclopedias, religious texts, daily devotionals and calendars. All data is supplied by Amazon Charts and not edited by The Washington Post. The Post has no editorial influence on these lists.
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