Year-End Lists

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

2011 Books

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2011

20 December 2011

The New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2011, alphabetical by title

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2021100 Notable Books of 2021The 10 Best Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2019The 10 Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201710 Best Books of 201710 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The 10 Best Books of 2014The 10 Best Books of 2013100 Notable Books of 201210 Best Books of 2012Ten Best Books of 2011]

Fiction

Nonfiction

Fresh Air: Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Novels of 2011

19 December 2011

Maureen Corrigan: 10 Best Novels of 2011 (as aired on NPR’s Fresh Air)

[see also 2021202020192018201720162015]

Atlantic: Benjamin Schwarz: Books of the Year 2011

06 December 2011

The Atlantic’s literary editor, Benjamin Schwarz, chooses the best five books of 2011:

[see also 2012]

Library Journal: Ten Best Books of 2011

05 December 2011

Library Journal: Ten Best Books of 2011

[see also 202120202019201720162012]

Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2011

30 November 2011

Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2011 [fiction, nonfiction]

[see also 2021202020192018201720162012]

Fiction

Nonfiction

New York Times: Ten Best Books of 2011

30 November 2011

The New York Times: Ten Best Books of 2011

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2021100 Notable Books of 2021The 10 Best Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2019The 10 Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201710 Best Books of 201710 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The 10 Best Books of 2014The 10 Best Books of 2013100 Notable Books of 201210 Best Books of 2012100 Notable Books of 2011]

Fiction (alphabetical)

Nonfiction (alphabetical)