LA Public Library’s Top Ten: September

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 July:

Top 10 Books

  1. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  2. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  3. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  4. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah
  5. The 18th Abduction, James Patterson
  6. Neon Prey, John Sandford
  7. The Dark Prophecy, Rick Riordan
  8. The hate u give, Angie Thomas
  9. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb
  10. The Sentence Is Death, Anthony Horowitz

Top 10 DVD

  1. Aquaman
  2. Captain Marvel
  3. Green Book
  4. Bumblebee
  5. Glass
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody
  7. The Mule
  8. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  9. The LEGO Movie 2
  10. A Star Is Born

Top 10 E-Books

  1. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  2. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  4. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  5. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  6. City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. The Other Americans: A Novel, Laila Lalami
  8. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  9. Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel, Liane Moriarty
  10. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Careryrou

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. Spirit (from Disney’s The Lion King), Beyoncé
  2. Higher Love, Kygo & Whitney Houston
  3. Call You Mine (with Bebe Rexha), The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha
  4. Never Surrender, Corey Hart
  5. That Was Yesterday, Leon Bridges
  6. Find Your Way Back, Beyoncé
  7. Hurt Me (from Songland), Meghan Trainor
  8. Happy Days, blink-182
  9. Bigger, Beyoncé
  10. Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Pentatonix

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