LA Public Library’s Top Ten: April

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. The Night Fire, Michael Connelly
  2. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  3. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  4. The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  5. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow
  6. Blue Moon, Lee Child
  7. 1984, George Orwell
  8. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  9. Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
  10. Inside Out: A Memoir, Demi Moore

Top 10 DVD

  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  2. Ad Astra
  3. Joker
  4. Angel Has Fallen
  5. Hustlers
  6. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
  7. It: Chapter Two
  8. Judy
  9. Rambo, Last Blood
  10. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Top 10 E-Books

  1. Where The Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  3. The Dutch House: A Novel, Ann Patchett
  4. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  5. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and
    Our Lives Revealed
    , Lori Gottlieb
  6. Lean on Me: Family Is Forever Series, Book 1, Pat Simmons
  7. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  8. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  9. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  10. The Water Dancer: A Novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. “Know Your Worth,” Khalid x Disclosure
  2. “Bad Decisions,” the Strokes
  3. “Ocean Eyes,” Billie Eilish
  4. “Nice to Meet Ya,” Meghan Trainor feat. Nicki Minaj
  5. “At the Door,” the Strokes
  6. “Be Afraid,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Dave Cobb
  7. “Me Gusta,” Shakira & Anuel AA
  8. “Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  9. “All of Me,” John Legend
  10. “Till There’s Nothing Left,” Cam

* “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