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.

2016 Books

San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2016

19 January 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2016

[see also Top 10 Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2015]

San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2016

13 January 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2016

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2015]

Kate Tuttle: 20 Best Nonfiction Books of 2016

02 January 2017

Kate Tuttle: 20 Best Nonfiction Books of 2016, as published by The Boston Globe

[see also 2017]

John Freeman: 15 Best Fiction Books of 2016

02 January 2017

John Freeman: 15 Best Fiction Books of 2016, as published by The Boston Globe

[see also 2017]

Dennis Cooper: 52 Favorite Books of 2016

01 January 2017

Dennis Cooper: 52 Favorite Books of 2016 (“in no order”)

[see also 2018, 2012]