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.

2018 Books

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

Maria Popova: Favorite Books of 2018

22 December 2018

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

[see also 2016, 2015]

Christopher Borrelli: 10 Best Books of 2018

21 December 2018

Christopher Borrelli: 10 Best Books of 2018, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 2019]

O Magazine: 15 Best Books of 2018

21 December 2018

O, The Oprah Magazine: 15 Best Books of 2018

[see also 2019, 2017]

Paste: Best Books of 2018

20 December 2018

Paste Magazine: Best Books of 2018, Novels and Nonfiction

[see also 2017, 2010s]

    Novels

    Nonfiction

Chicago Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018

19 December 2018

Chicago Public Library: 10 Best Books of 2018

[see also 2017]

Maureen Corrigan: Best Books of 2018

19 December 2018

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

[see also 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011]

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 2018, 100 Recommended Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2016, Top 10 Books of 2015]