LA Public Library’s Top Ten: August

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

Library Top 10 Download Edition

Since the Los Angeles Public Library system is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library was lending only by download. Curbside lending has just recently begun; we don’t have data on that yet.

Here are the results for June.

Top 10 E-Books

  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, Layla F. Saad
  • The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
  • Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  • How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Becoming, Michelle Obama
  • Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  • The Dutch House: A Novel, Ann Patchett
  • City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, Malcolm Gladwell

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  • “My Own Version of You,” Bob Dylan
  • “I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You,” Bob Dylan
  • “Black Rider,” Bob Dylan
  • “Goodbye Jimmy Reed,” Bob Dylan
  • “Sweeter,” Leon Bridges feat. Terrace Martin
  • “Mother of Muses,” Bob Dylan
  • “Up From a Dream,” HAIM
  • “Gasoline,” HAIM
  • “Los Angeles,” HAIM
  • “Little Voice” (From the Apple TV+ Original Series Little Voice), Sara Bareilles

* “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