LA Public Library’s Top Ten: December

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. Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
  6. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  7. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement,
    Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
  8. A Better Man, Louise Penny
  9. Killer Instinct, James Patterson
  10. Knife, Jo Nesbo

Top 10 DVD

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Captain Marvel
  3. Shazam!
  4. Yesterday
  5. Rocketman
  6. Men in Black: International
  7. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  8. Us
  9. Aladdin
  10. John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum

Top 10 E-Books

  1. After the Flood: A Novel, Kassandra Montag
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  4. The Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  5. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  6. City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. The Night Fire: Renée Ballard Series, Book 3, Michael Connelly
  8. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  9. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  10. The Water Dancer (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates

  1. Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*
  2. “The Bones” (with Hozier), Maren Morris and Hozier
  3. “Lights Up,” Harry Styles
  4. “Cry for Me,” Camila Cabello
  5. “Death Stranding,” CHVRCHES
  6. “Easy,” Camila Cabello
  7. “Lonely,” Diplo amd Jonas Brothers
  8. “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life),” The Black Eyed Peas X J Balvin
  9. “Haunted Heart,” Christina Aguilera
  10. “Way Down,” Tim McGraw feat. Shy Carter
  11. “Tequila Does,” Miranda Lambert

* “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