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.

Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Books of 2019 ... So Far

21 July 2019
preliminary

Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Books of 2019 ... So Far, a list by David Canfield and Leah Greenblatt

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015]

Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

20 July 2019
preliminary

Craig Jenkins: The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far), as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

19 July 2019
preliminary

Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far), as published by The Los Angeles Times

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

Kenneth Turan: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

19 July 2019
preliminary

Kenneth Turan: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far), as published by The Los Angeles Times

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2012]

Vanity Fair: The 12 Best TV Shows of 2019, So Far

18 July 2019
preliminary

Vanity Fair: The 12 Best TV Shows of 2019, So Far, a list by Sonia Saraiya and Richard Lawson