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

Maureen Corrigan: Best Books of 2018

19 December 2018

Maureen Corrigan: Best Books of 2018, as aired on NPR’s Fresh Air

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011]

Popsugar: Best Books of 2018

18 December 2018

Popsugar: Best Books of 2018

BuzzFeed: Best Books of 2018

17 December 2018

BuzzFeed: Best Books of 2018, Fiction and Nonfiction, "in no particular order" but numbered as follows.

    Fiction

    Nonfiction

Spectrum Culture: Favorite Books of 2018

16 December 2018

Spectrum Culture: Favorite Books of 2018, including "any book we read in 2018, regardless of release date"

Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2018

14 December 2018

Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2018, compiled by David Canfield and Leah Greenblatt

[see also 2017, 2015]