LA Public Library’s Top Ten: August

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 June:

Top 10 Books

  1. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  2. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  3. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  4. Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly
  5. Neon Prey, John Sandford
  6. The 18th Abduction, James Patterson
  7. The hate u give, Angie Thomas
  8. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah
  9. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou
  10. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Top 10 DVD

  1. Aquaman
  2. Glass
  3. Green Book
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody
  5. A Star Is Born
  6. Bumblebee
  7. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  8. Vice
  9. Mary Poppins Returns
  10. Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

Top 10 E-Books

  1. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  2. A Dangerous Act of Kindness, LP Fergusson
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  4. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  5. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  6. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  7. Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel, Liane Moriarty
  8. Crazy Rich Asians: Crazy Rich Asians Series, Book 1, Kevin Kwan
  9. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. Western Stars, Bruce Springsteen
  2. Find U Again, Mark Ronson feat. Camila Cabello
  3. Call You Mine (with Bebe Rexha), The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha
  4. Sleepy Joe’s Café, Bruce Springsteen
  5. We Need Love (from Songland), John Legend
  6. Hitch Hikin’, Bruce Springsteen
  7. The Wayfarer, Bruce Springsteen
  8. Moonlight Motel, Bruce Springsteen
  9. Tucson Train, Bruce Springsteen
  10. Shallow, Pentatonix

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