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

Publishers Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2017

11 December 2017

Publishers Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2017

[see also 2018, 2016, 2012, 2011]

Time: Top 20 Books of 2017

10 December 2017

Time Magazine: Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

[see also 2018]

    Fiction

    Nonfiction

Christian Lorentzen: 10 Best Books of 2017

08 December 2017

Christian Lorentzen: 10 Best Books of 2017, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2018]

Christian Science Monitor: 30 Best Books of 2017

07 December 2017

Christian Science Monitor: 30 Best Books of 2017

[see also 2018]

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2017

06 December 2017

The New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2017

[see also 10 Best Books of 2018, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2016, 10 Best Books of 2015, 10 Best Books of 2012]