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What's Los Angeles reading these days?

Here's the Top 10 Titles requested from the Los Angeles Public Library system:
1) The Da Vinci code : a novel
Brown, Dan, 1964 2003
2) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Rowling, J. K. 2003
3) The narrows : a novel
Connelly, Michael, 1 2004
4) Angels & demons
Brown, Dan, 1964 2000
5) "R" is for ricochet
Grafton, Sue. 2004
6) * My life
Clinton, Bill, 1946 2004
7) Skinny dip
Hiaasen, Carl. 2004
8) The rule of four
Caldwell, Ian, 1976 2004
9) The last juror
Grisham, John. 2004
10) 3rd degree : a novel
Patterson, James, 19

Dan Brown seems to be the popular choice among patient and thrifty Angeleno readers while book buyers are gobbling up Phillip Roth's latest opus, according to the 10/17/04 edition of the Los Angeles Times Books List of SoCal bestsellers:

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1. 'The Plot Against America'

2. 'The Da Vinci Code'

3. 'California Girl'

4. 'Shopaholic & Sister'

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5. 'Incubus Dreams'

6. 'The Dark Tower VII'

7. 'The Inner Circle'

8. 'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell'

9. 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?'

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10. 'Trace'
Non Fiction

1. 'America (The Book)'

2. 'Family First'

3. 'He's Just Not That Into You'

4. 'Unfit for Command'

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5. 'Crimes Against Nature'