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

John Freeman: 22 Best Fiction Books of 2017

15 December 2017

John Freeman: 22 Best Fiction Books of 2017, as published by The Boston Globe

[see also 2016]

Kate Tuttle: 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2017

15 December 2017

Kate Tuttle: 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2017, as published by The Boston Globe

[see also 2016]

Paste: 45 Best Books of 2017

14 December 2017

Paste Magazine: 45 Best Books of 2017, listed as novels and nonfiction

[see also 2018]

    Novels

    Nonfiction

Katy Waldman: 10 Favorite Books of 2017

14 December 2017

Katy Waldman: 10 Favorite Books of 2017, as published by Slate

[see also 2018]

Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Books of 2017

13 December 2017

Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Books of 2017 (as aired on NPR’s Fresh Air)

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2011]