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.

2015 Books

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 50 Best Books of 2015

08 January 2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 50 Best Books of 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2015

05 January 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2015

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2016]

Harper’s Bazaar: 15 Best Books of 2015

05 January 2016

Harper’s Bazaar: 15 Best Books of 2015

[see also 2017]

Brain Pickings: 15 Best Books of 2015

02 January 2016

Brain Pickings: 15 Best Books of 2015. (This general list of books is filed under 2015 Books instead of 2015 Poetry, but it includes a few books that are by or about poets.)

[see also 2016]

David L. Ulin: Top 10 Books of 2015

26 December 2015

David L. Ulin: Top 10 Books of 2015, as published by The Los Angeles Times