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

Maria Popova: Favorite Books of 2018

22 December 2018

Maria Popova: Favorite Books of 2018, with a special entry at the end

[see also 2016, 2015]

Wall Street Journal: Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2018

21 December 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2018

Christopher Borrelli: 10 Best Books of 2018

21 December 2018

Christopher Borrelli: 10 Best Books of 2018, as published by The Chicago Tribune

Paste: Best Books of 2018

20 December 2018

Paste Magazine: Best Books of 2018, Novels and Nonfiction

[see also 2017]

    Novels

    Nonfiction

Chicago Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018

19 December 2018

Chicago Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018

[see also 2017]