LA Public Library’s Top Ten: January

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. The Night Fire, Michael Connelly
  3. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  4. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  5. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  6. The Tyrant’s Tomb, Rick Riordan
  7. Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
  8. Blue Moon, Lee Child
  9. A Better Man, Louise Penny
  10. The 19th Christmas, James Patterson

Top 10 DVD

  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Spiderman: Far From Home
  3. Yesterday
  4. Rocketman
  5. Men in Black International
  6. Aladdin
  7. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  8. Shazam!
  9. John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum
  10. The Lion King

Top 10 E-Books

  1. The Night Fire: Renée Ballard Series, Book 3, Michael Connelly
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  4. Blue Moon: Jack Reacher Series, Book 24, Lee Child
  5. I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, Gilly Segal
  6. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  7. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  8. City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  9. The Water Dancer: A Novel, Ta-Nehisis Coates
  10. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. “Now I’m In It,” HAIM
  2. “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles
  3. “Up All Night,” Khalid
  4. “Workin’ On It,” Meghan Trainor feat. Lennon Stella & Sasha Sloan
  5. “Living Proof,” Camila Cabello
  6. “Hallelujah,” HAIM
  7. “How Dare You Love,” Miranda Lambert
  8. “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
  9. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” John Legend feat. Kelly Clarkson
  10. “July,” Noah Cyrus & Leon Bridges

* “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