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August 11, 2013 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Top two bestsellers book covers: Fiction - The Cuckoo's Calling and Nonfiction - This Town.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith debuts this week on top of the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction best seller list while James Lee Burke's 20th Dave Robicheaux mystery Light of the World hits the Hardcover Fiction list in the seventh spot.  This Town, Mark Leibovich's look at the status-seeking culture of our nation's capital takes over the #1 spot on the Hardcover Nonfiction list.  Shirley Jones: A Memoir is also new to the Nonfiction list at #8.

Looking at the Paperback Fiction best seller list there are a few titles which now have a short waiting list.  The #1 Paperback Fiction book, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter currently has only 12 holds for 111 copies while J. K. Rowling's Casual Vacancy has 194 available copies and only 4 holds.  

Click on any title on the list to place a hold on an item free of charge.  You will need to know your library card number and the last four digits of the phone number associated with your card. After placing the hold select the library location to which you want the item sent and we will notify you when it is available for pick up.

Los Angeles Times Best Sellers

Hardcover Fiction

1. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

3. Love, Dishoner, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff 

4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 

5. The English Girl by Daniel Silva

6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn   

7. Light of the World by James Lee Burke

8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 

9. Inferno by Dan Brown 

10. The Son by Philipp Meyer

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. This Town by Mark Leibovich

2. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversation by Ava Gardner and Peter Evans

3. Zealot by Reza Aslan

4. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris

5. Grumpy Cat by Grumpy Cat

6. The Friedkin Connection by William Friedkin

7. Sleepless in Hollywood by Linda Obst

8. Shirley Jones: A Memoir by Shirley Jones

9. I Could Pee on This by Francesco Marciuliano

10. Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

To find out more about recent arrivals and hot titles, book lists by subject, new books by genre and other reader resources, and what our librarians are reading, please visit LAPL Reads.