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.

2010s Books

Esquire: The Best Books of the 2010s

01 December 2019

Esquire: The Best Books of the 2010s

[see also 2019]

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 Decade

26 November 2019

Entertainment Weekly: Top 10 Fiction Books of the Decade

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015]

Lit Hub: The 20 Best Novels of the Decade

20 November 2019

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

[see also Favorite Books of 2018, The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade]

Time: The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s

13 November 2019

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

[see also The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019, Best Books of 2018, Top 20 Books of 2017, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s]

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 Nonfiction Books of 2019, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019, Best Books of 2018, Top 20 Books of 2017, The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s]

Lit Hub: The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade

06 November 2019

Literary Hub: The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade

[see also Favorite Books of 2018, The 20 Best Novels of the Decade]

Paste: The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s

15 October 2019

Paste Magazine: The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s

[see also 2018, 2017]