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.

2015 Books

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 50 Best Books of 2015

08 January 2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 50 Best Books of 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2015

05 January 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2015

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2018, Top 10 Books of 2018, 100 Recommended Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2016]

Harper’s Bazaar: 15 Best Books of 2015

05 January 2016

Harper’s Bazaar: 15 Best Books of 2015

[see also 2017]

Maria Popova: 15 Best Books of 2015

02 January 2016

Maria Popova: 15 Best Books of 2015

[see also 2018, 2016]

David L. Ulin: Top 10 Books of 2015

26 December 2015

David L. Ulin: Top 10 Books of 2015, as published by The Los Angeles Times

Maureen Corrigan: 11 Best Books of 2015

24 December 2015

Maureen Corrigan: 11 Best Books of 2015 (as aired on NPR’s Fresh Air)

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2011]

Entertainment Weekly: 11 Best Books of 2015

24 December 2015

Entertainment Weekly: 11 Best Books of 2015

[see also 2018, 2017, 2010s]

Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2015

22 December 2015

The Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2015 (presented alphabetically by title)

[see also Best Books of 2019, 10 Best Books of 2018, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017]

A.V. Club: 20 Favorite Books of 2015

16 December 2015

The A.V. Club: 20 Favorite Books of 2015

[see also 2018, 2017]

New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2015

16 December 2015

The New York Times Book Review: 10 Best Books of 2015, as published by The New York Times

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2019, 10 Best Books of 2018, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 100 Notable Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2016, 10 Best Books of 2012]