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.

2012 Books

Dennis Cooper: 21 Favorite Books of 2012

11 January 2013

Dennis Cooper: 21 Favorite Books of 2012 (as numbered on Cooper’s site, but note that he precedes the list with “in no order”)

[see also 2018, 2016]

  1. [tie]

Salon: Top 10 Books of 2012

11 January 2013

Salon: Top 10 Books of 2012 (a poll of nearly 20 critics)

  1. [tie]

Library Journal: Top 10 Books of 2012

21 December 2012

Library Journal: Top 10 Books of 2012 (alphabetically by author)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2011]

Benjamin Schwarz: Top 15 Books of 2012

20 December 2012

Benjamin Schwarz: Top 15 Books of 2012, as published by The Atlantic

[see also 2011]

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2012

16 December 2012

The New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2012

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