LA Public Library’s Top Ten: January 2022

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

Library Top 10

Here are the top 10 books, CDs and DVDs loaned, the Los Angeles Public Library. (Physical books are now being listed as well as downloads, as the Library has begun a curbside delivery service, Library to Go, during the pandemic.)

Here are the results for November.



Top 10 Books

  1. Better Off Dead, Lee Child
  2. The Madness of Crowds, Louise Penny
  3. I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year, Carol Leonnig
  4. Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner
  5. The Man Who Died Twice, Richard Osman
  6. Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, Michael Wolff
  7. Clark and Division, Naomi Hirahara
  8. Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir
  9. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval N. Harari
  10. The Burning, Jonathan Kellerman


Top 10 DVDs:

  1. The Suicide Squad
  2. Free Guy
  3. Black Widow
  4. F9: The Fast Saga
  5. Cruella
  6. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
  7. Old
  8. Stillwater
  9. Pig
  10. On the Rocks


Top 10 E-Books:

  1. Five Total Strangers, Natalie D. Richards
  2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab
  3. The Four Winds: A Novel, Kristin Hannah
  4. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner
  5. Malibu Rising: A Novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  6. The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel, Laura Dave
  7. People We Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry
  8. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, Lori Gottlieb
  9. The Midnight Library: A Novel, Matt Haig
  10. Anxious People: A Novel, Fredrik Backman


Top 10 Songs

  1. “Strangers Nature,” Adele
  2. “My Little Love,” Adele
  3. “Oh My God,” Adele
  4. “Cry Your Heart,” Adele
  5. “Easy On Me,” Adele
  6. “Can I Get It,” Adele
  7. “I Drink Wine,” Adele
  8. “Hold On,” Adele
  9. “Woman Like Me,” Adele
  10. “All Night Parking (with Erroll Garner) Interlude,” Adele


Top Ten for 2021

Titles in eBook Format:

  • Top Fiction: The Midnight Library: A Novel, Matt Haig (7,835 checkouts)
  • Top Nonfiction: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, Lori Gottlieb (5,732 checkouts)
  • Top Adult Book: The Midnight Library: A Novel, Matt Haig (7,835 checkouts)
  • Top Children’s Book: Wonder, R.J. Palacio (1,410 checkouts)
  • Top e-Book: The Midnight Library: A Novel, Matt Haig (7,835 checkouts)

Titles in Physical Copy Format:

  • Top Fiction: The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett (1,341 checkouts)
  • Top Nonfiction: A Promised Land, Barack Obama (1,275 checkouts)
  • Top Adult Book: The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett (1,341 checkouts)
  • Top Children’s Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball, Jeff Kinney (1,634 checkouts)
  • Top Paperback/Hardback Books:
    • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Miguel Ruiz (paperback; 505 checkouts)
    • The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett (hardback; 1,341 checkouts)
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