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.

2018 Books

Harper’s Bazaar: The 13 Best Books of 2018

02 February 2019

Harper’s Bazaar: The 13 Best Books of 2018

[see also 2020201720162015]

Ann Patchett: Best Books of 2018

02 January 2019

Ann Patchett: Best Books of 2018, as posted by PBS

Carlos Lozada: Best Books of 2018

02 January 2019

Carlos Lozada: Best Books of 2018, as posted by PBS

Barack Obama: Favorite Books of 2018

28 December 2018

Barack Obama: Favorite Books of 2018, as posted to Facebook

[see also 20202019]

Books that appeared on earlier lists

Other favorites books

Maria Popova: Favorite Books of 2018

21 December 2018

Maria Popova: Favorite Books of 2018, with a special entry at the end

[see also 20162015]

O Magazine: 15 Best Books of 2018

21 December 2018

O, The Oprah Magazine: 15 Best Books of 2018

[see also 202020192017]

Chicago Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018

19 December 2018

Chicago Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018

[see also 2021202020192017201620152014]

Maureen Corrigan: Best Books of 2018

19 December 2018

Maureen Corrigan: Best Books of 2018, as aired on NPR’s Fresh Air

[see also 202020192017201620152011]

San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2018

19 December 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle: 100 Recommended Books of 2018

[see also Top 10 Books of 2018100 Recommended Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2015]

Nonfiction

Fiction and Poetry

San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2018

19 December 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2018

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2018100 Recommended Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2015]

Fiction

Nonfiction