LA Public Library’s Top Ten: July

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

Top 10 Books

Since the Los Angeles Public Library system is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were only lending by download. Here are the results for May.

Top 10 E-Books

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter Series, Book 1,
    J.K. Rowling
  2. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  4. Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  5. The Dutch House: A Novel, Ann Patchett
  6. City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng
  8. Normal People: A Novel, Sally Rooney
  9. The Starless Sea: A Novel, Erin Morgenstern
  10. Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  1. “Drumset,” Fiona Apple
  2. “For Her,” Fiona Apple
  3. “On I Go,” Fiona Apple
  4. “Heavy Balloon,” Fiona Apple
  5. “Cosmonauts,” Fiona Apple
  6. “Ladies,” Fiona Apple
  7. “I Want You to Love Me,” Fiona Apple
  8. “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” Fiona Apple
  9. “I Know Alone,” HAIM
  10. “Rack of His,” Fiona Apple

* “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