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

Time: Best Books of 2018

28 November 2018

Time Magazine: Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2018

[see also 2019, 2017]

    Fiction

    Nonfiction

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2018

25 November 2018

The New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2018

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

New York Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018

21 November 2018

New York Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018, for adults. They also list the best books for kids and teens.

Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2018

15 November 2018

The Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2018

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