LA Public Library’s Top Ten: November

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

Top 10 Books

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

Top 10 Books

  1. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  4. A Dangerous Man, Robert Crais
  5. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
  6. Knife, Jo Nesbo
  7. A Better Man, Louise Penny
  8. Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly
  9. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah
  10. The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo

Top 10 DVD

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Avengers: Endgame
  3. Aquaman
  4. Shazam!
  5. Us
  6. Dumbo
  7. Pet Sematary
  8. Alita: Battle Angel
  9. Hellboy
  10. It

Top 10 E-Books

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  3. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  4. The Other Americans: A Novel, Laila Lalami
  5. City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  7. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  8. The Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  9. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  10. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel, Gail Honeyman

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. “Shameless,” Camila Cabello
  2. “Liar,” Camila Cabello
  3. “Carry Me Away,” John Mayer
  4. “Show Me Love,” Alicia Keys feat. Miguel
  5. “Let It Be Me,” Steve Aoki & Backstreet Boys
  6. “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack
  7. “Lonely,” Diplo & Jonas Brothers
  8. “Drive,” Tim McGraw
  9. “Motivation,” Normani
  10. “Slide Away,” Miley Cyrus

* “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