Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2010s

BuzzFeed: The 24 Best Books of the Decade

30 December 2019

Severance - Ling Ma

BuzzFeed: The 24 Best Books of the Decade

[see also 202120192018]

Town & Country: The 17 Best Books of the 2010s

21 December 2019

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

Town & Country: The 17 Best Books of the 2010s

Esquire: The Best Books of the 2010s

01 December 2019

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Esquire: The Best Books of the 2010s

[see also 20212019]

For Reading Addicts: The 20 Best Books of the Decade 2010-2019

29 November 2019

For Reading Addicts: The 20 Best Books of the Decade 2010-2019

Entertainment Weekly: Top 10 Fiction Books of the 2010s

26 November 2019

A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

Entertainment Weekly: Top 10 Fiction Books of the 2010s

[see also 2021202020192018201720162015]

The Next 10

Lit Hub: The 20 Best Novels of the 2010s

20 November 2019

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

Literary Hub: The 20 Best Novels of the 2010s. In addition to the lists below, check out their large number of honorable mentions.

[see also Our 48 Favorite Books of 2021Our 65 Favorite Books of 2020The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the 2010sFavorite Books of 2018]

The Top Twenty

Dissenting Opinions

Time: The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s

13 November 2019

Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s

[see also The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2021The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010sThe 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019Best Books of 2018Top 20 Books of 2017]

Time: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

11 November 2019

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

[see also The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2021The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010sThe 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019Best Books of 2018Top 20 Books of 2017]

Lit Hub: The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the 2010s

06 November 2019

Literary Hub: The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the 2010s

[see also Our 48 Favorite Books of 2021Our 65 Favorite Books of 2020The 20 Best Novels of the 2010sFavorite Books of 2018]

The Top Twenty

Dissenting Opinions

Honorable Mentions

Paste: The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s

15 October 2019

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

Paste Magazine: The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s

[see also 20182017]