Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2011 Books

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2011

20 December 2011

The New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2011, alphabetical by title

[see also 100 Notable Books of 2012, Ten Best Books of 2011]

Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Novels of 2011

19 December 2011

Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Novels of 2011 (as aired on NPR’s Fresh Air)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015]

Benjamin Schwarz: Books of the Year 2011

06 December 2011

The Atlantic’s literary editor, Benjamin Schwarz, chooses the best five books of 2011:

[see also 2012]

Library Journal: Ten Best Books of 2011

05 December 2011

Library Journal: Ten Best Books of 2011

[see also 2017, 2016, 2012]

Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2011

30 November 2011

Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2011 [fiction, nonfiction]

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012]

    Fiction

    Nonfiction