LA Public Library’s Top Ten: September

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 July.

Top 10 E-Books

  • The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
  • Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo
  • How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
  • The Dutch House: A Novel, Ann Patchett
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become
    a Good Ancestor
    , Layla F. Saad
  • The Vanishing Half: A Novel, Brit Bennett
  • Becoming, Michelle Obama
  • Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel, Celeste Ng

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

  • “Be Like That” (feat. Swae Lee & Khalid), Kane Brown, Swae Lee, Khalid
  • “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” Kygo, Tina Turner
  • “FUBT,” HAIM
  • “All That Ever Mattered,” HAIM
  • “Do to Me,” H.E.R.
  • “Make You Dance,” Meghan Trainor
  • “Man From the Magazine,” HAIM
  • “Sleep at Night,” The Chicks
  • “3 AM,” HAIM
  • “Don’t Wanna,” HAIM

* “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