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.

2018 Books

Washington Post: 100 Notable Books of 2018

04 January 2019

The Washington Post: 100 Notable Books of 2018, Fiction and Nonfiction

[see also 10 Best Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2015]

Carlos Lozada: Best Books of 2018

02 January 2019

Carlos Lozada: Best Books of 2018, as posted by PBS

Ann Patchett: Best Books of 2018

02 January 2019

Ann Patchett: Best Books of 2018, as posted by PBS

Boston.com: 20 Best Books of 2018

31 December 2018

Boston.com: 20 Best Books of 2018, selected by staff members from four Boston book shops

San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2018

31 December 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2018

[see also Top 10 Books of 2018, 100 Recommended Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2015]