LA Public Library’s Top Ten: January 2019

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 January:

Top 10 Books

1. Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly

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

3. Becoming, Michelle Obama

4. The Library Book, Susan Orlean

5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo

6. Past Tense, Lee Child

7. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover

8. Lethal White, Robert Galbraith

9. The Witch Elm, Tana French

10. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas


Top 10 DVD

1. Crazy Rich Asians

2. Ant-Man and the Wasp

3. Incredibles 2

4. Skyscraper

5. Mission Impossible: Fallout

6. Ocean’s 8

7. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

8. The Meg

9. Venom

10. Deadpool 2


Top 10 E-Books

1. Becoming, Michelle Obama

2. The Library Book, Susan Orlean

3. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

4. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover

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

6. Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel, Liane Moriarty

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

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

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

10. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owensa


Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

1. Giant,” Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man

2. “Mystery of Love,” Sufjan Stevens

3. “Timebomb,” Walk the Moon

4. “Almost (Sweet Music),” Hozier

5. “Girl,” Maren Morris

6. No Place,” Backstreet Boys

7. “Baila Baila Baila,” Ozuna

8. “Unshaken,” D’Angelo

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

10. “Undecided,” Chris Brown

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