Year-End Lists

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

2020

Bustle: The Best Books Of 2020

30 December 2020

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett

Bustle: The Best Books Of 2020, listed in order of publication

[see also 2018]

BookPage: Best Books of 2020: Nonfiction

30 December 2020

Notes on a Silencing - Lacy Crawford

BookPage: Best Books of 2020: Nonfiction

[see also The Best Nonfiction of 2023The Best Fiction of 2023Best Nonfiction of 2022Best Fiction of 2022Best Books of 2020: FictionBest Nonfiction Books of 2019Best Fiction Books of 2019]

BookPage: Best Books of 2020: Fiction

30 December 2020

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett

BookPage: Best Books of 2020: Fiction

[see also The Best Nonfiction of 2023The Best Fiction of 2023Best Nonfiction of 2022Best Fiction of 2022Best Books of 2020: NonfictionBest Nonfiction Books of 2019Best Fiction Books of 2019]

Thrillist: The Best Books of 2020

30 December 2020

The Glass Hotel - Emily St. John Mandel

Thrillist: The Best Books of 2020

[see also 2021]

Harper’s Bazaar: The Best Books of 2020

29 December 2020

Luster - Raven Leilani

Harper’s Bazaar: The Best Books of 2020

[see also 20232018201720162015]

Shondaland: The Best Books of 2020

29 December 2020

Luster - Raven Leilani

Shondaland: The Best Books of 2020

Electric Lit: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020

28 December 2020

Caste - Isabel Wilkerson

Electric Lit: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020

[see also Best Nonfiction of 2023Best Novels of 2023Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2022Favorite Novels of 2022Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021Favorite Novels of 2021Favorite Novels of 202015 Best Novels of 201915 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

Electric Lit: Favorite Novels of 2020

28 December 2020

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett

Electric Lit: Favorite Novels of 2020

[see also Best Nonfiction of 2023Best Novels of 2023Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2022Favorite Novels of 2022Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021Favorite Novels of 2021Favorite Nonfiction Books of 202015 Best Novels of 201915 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

HuffPost: Claire Fallon: The Best Books of 2020

28 December 2020

Claire Fallon: The Best Books of 2020, as published by HuffPost

[see also 2018]

Vogue: The Best Books of 2020

26 December 2020

Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart

Vogue: The Best Books of 2020

[see also 202320192015]