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.

2019 Books

Boston.com: The 18 Best Books of 2019

06 January 2020

Boston.com: The 18 Best Books of 2019

[see also 2018]

BookPage: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

29 December 2019

BookPage: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

[see also Best Books of 2020: Fiction, Best Books of 2020: Nonfiction, Best Fiction Books of 2019]

BookPage: Best Fiction Books of 2019

29 December 2019

BookPage: Best Fiction Books of 2019

[see also Best Books of 2020: Fiction, Best Books of 2020: Nonfiction, Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

Barack Obama: Favorite Books of 2019

28 December 2019

Barack Obama: Favorite Books of 2019, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2020, 2018]

Constance Grady: The Best Books I Read in 2019

28 December 2019

Constance Grady: The Best Books I Read in 2019, as published by Vox

[see also 2020]

Atlantic: The 15 Best Books of 2019

27 December 2019

The Atlantic: The 15 Best Books of 2019

Spectrum Culture: Favorite Books of 2019

24 December 2019

Spectrum Culture: Favorite Books of 2019, which "includes any book we read in 2019, regardless of release date"

[see also 2018]

Publishers Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2019

24 December 2019

Publishers Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2019

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2011]

Electric Lit: 15 Best Novels of 2019

21 December 2019

Electric Lit: 15 Best Novels of 2019

[see also Favorite Novels of 2020, Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020, 15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

Electric Lit: 15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

21 December 2019

Electric Lit: 15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

[see also Favorite Novels of 2020, Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020, 15 Best Novels of 2019]