LA Public Library’s Top Ten: May

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. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow
  4. Blue Moon, Lee Child
  5. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  6. Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
  7. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  8. Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino
  9. The Museum of Desire, Jonathan Kellerman
  10. The Yellow House, Sarah M. Broom

Top 10 DVD

  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  2. Harriet
  3. Joker
  4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  5. Terminator Dark Fate
  6. Ad Astra
  7. Motherless Brooklyn
  8. Gemini Man
  9. Hustlers
  10. Judy

Top 10 E-Books

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  3. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  4. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the
    , Michael McCreary
  5. The Dutch House: A Novel, Ann Patchett
  6. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  7. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  8. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  9. City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and
    Our Lives Revealed
    , Lori Gottlieb

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. “Say So,” Doja Cat
  2. “Gaslighter,” Dixie Chicks
  3. “A Mission to Remember,” Waveshaper
  4. “Juicy,” Doja Cat
  5. “The Steps,” HAIM
  6. “The Other Side (from Trolls World Tour),” SZA & Justin Timberlake
  7. “Adore You,” Harry Styles
  8. “Bad Decisions,” The Strokes
  9. “Don’t Slack,” Anderson .Paak & Justin Timberlake
  10. “Dead of Night,” Dance With the Dead

* “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