LA Public Library’s Top Ten: October

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 August:

Top 10 Books

  1. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  2. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  3. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  4. A Dangerous Man, Robert Crais
  5. Siege: Trump Under Fire, Michael Wolff
  6. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah
  7. The Sentence Is Death, Anthony Horowitz
  8. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou
  9. The Dark Prophecy, Rick Riordan
  10. Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly

Top 10 DVD

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Aquaman
  3. Us
  4. Shazam!
  5. The Mule
  6. Green Book
  7. Glass
  8. Pet Sematary
  9. Bumblebee
  10. Cold Pursuit

Top 10 E-Books

  1. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  4. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  5. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  6. The Other Americans: A Novel, Laila Lalami
  7. City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  8. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  9. The New Girl: A Novel, Daniel Silva
  10. Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel, Liane Moriarty

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. “Summer Girl,” HAIM
  2. “Slide Away,” Miley Cyrus
  3. “Motivation,” Normani
  4. “Fear Inoculum,” TOOL
  5. “California Dreamin’,” Jose Feliciano
  6. “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
  7. “Call You Mine,” the Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha
  8. “Jenny Take a Ride,” Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
  9. “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi,” Rosalia Ozula

* “Freegal” music via the Library lets users download and keep up to five songs a month – it’s seriously free and legal! Check it out at