LA Public Library’s Top Ten: December 2018

Lists are courtesy Los Angeles Public Library, Central library downtown and 72 branches combined.

Here’s what LA was reading, watching and listening to in November:

Top 10 Books

1. Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly

2. Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward

3. Becoming, Michele Obama

4. The Library Book, Susan Orlean

5. Past Tense, Lee Child

6. Lethal White, Robert Galbraith

7. The Witch Elm, Tana French

8. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover

9. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

10. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

Top 10 DVD

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

2. Skyscraper

3. Ocean’s 8

4. Deadpool 2

5. Ant-man and the Wasp

6. Solo: A Star Wars Story

7. Avengers: Infinity War

8. Crazy Rich Asians

9. Incredibles 2

10. Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again

Top 10 E-Books

1. Becoming, Michelle Obama

2. Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward

3. The Library Book, Susan Orlean

4. Crazy Rich Asians: Crazy Rich Asians Series, Book 1, Kevin Kwan

5. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

6. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover

7. Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel, Liane Moriarty

8. Dark Sacred Night: Renée Ballard Series, Book 2, Michael Connelly

9. China Rich Girlfriend: Crazy Rich Asians Series, Book 2, Kevin Kwan

10. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

1. “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus

2. “(Happy Xmas) War is Over,” Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson feat. Sean Ono Lennon

3. “Mystery of Love,” Sufjan Stevens

4. “Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug

5. “Thunderclouds,” LSD feat. Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth

6. “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott

7. “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

8. “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey

9. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Pentatonix

10. “What Christmas Means to Me,” John Legend feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica

* “Freegal” music via the Library lets users download and keep up to five songs a month –
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