Los Angeles Public Library’s Top Ten: July 2018

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

Here’s what LA was reading, watching and listening to in July:

Top 10 Books

1. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, James Comey

2. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

3. The 17th Suspect, James Patterson

4. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

5. The Outsider, Stephen King

6. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara

7. The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan

8. The Late Show, Michael Connelly

9. Twisted Prey, John Sanford

10. The Burning Maze, Rick Riordan

Top 10 DVDs

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

2. The Shape of Water

3. Justice League

4. Thor: Ragnarok

5. Black Panther   

6. Game Night

7. Downsizing

8. Annihilation

9. Blade Runner 2049

10. I, Tonya

Top 10 E-Books

1. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

2. Cowboy Pride: Wild Wyoming Hearts Series, Book 3, Lacy Williams

3. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

4. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara

5. Origin: A Novel, Dan Brown

6. Manhattan Beach: A Novel, Jennifer Egan

7. Crazy Rich Asians: Rich Series, Book 1, Kevin Kwan

8. The President Is Missing: A Novel, James Patterson

9. Artemis: A Novel, Andy Weir

10. The Woman in the Window: A Novel, A. J. Finn

Top 10 Songs Downloaded via Freegal*

1. “Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug

2. “Never Be the Same,” Camila Cabello

3. “No Excuses,” Meghan Trainor

4. “Love Lies,” Khalid & Normani

5.  “Say Something,” Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton

6. “Zombie,” Bad Wolves

7. “This Is It,” Scotty McCreery

8. “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” P!nk

9. “Lights Down Low,” MAX

10. “Heaven,” Kane Brown

* “Freegal” music via the Library lets users download and keep up to five songs a month –
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