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.

2017 Books

Shelf Awareness: Best Books of 2017

04 January 2018

Shelf Awareness: Best Books of 2017

Stranger: Top 20 Books of 2017

03 January 2018

The Stranger: Top 20 Books of 2017, plus a list of “besties”

Week: Best Books of 2017

02 January 2018

The Week: Best Books of 2017, divided into novels and nonfiction

    Novels

    Nonfiction

Harper’s Bazaar: Best Books of 2017

26 December 2017

Harper’s Bazaar: Best Books of 2017

[see also 2015]

Laura Miller: 10 Favorite Books of 2017

19 December 2017

Laura Miller: 10 Favorite Books of 2017, as published by Slate