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.

2022

San Francisco Chronicle: Favorite Books of 2022

06 January 2023

The Book of Goose - Yiyun Li

The San Francisco Chronicle: Favorite Books of 2022

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2018Top 10 Books of 2018100 Recommended Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2015]

Fiction

Nonfiction

The Stacks Podcast: Traci Thomas: Best Books of 2022

02 January 2023

South to America - Imani Perry

Traci Thomas: Best Books of 2022, as aired on The Stacks Podcast

The Stacks Podcast: Andrew Limbong: Best Books of 2022

02 January 2023

Elite Capture - Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Andrew Limbong: Best Books of 2022, as aired on The Stacks Podcast

Wired: The 12 Best Books of 2022

26 December 2022

The Employees - Olga Ravn

Wired: The 12 Best Books of 2022

Electric Lit: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2022

23 December 2022

I'm Glad My Mom Died - Jennette McCurdy

Electric Lit: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2022

[see also Favorite Novels of 2022Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021Favorite Novels of 2021Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020Favorite Novels of 202015 Best Novels of 201915 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

The Top Three Nonfiction Books of the Year

Other Favorite Nonfiction Books of the Year

Electric Lit: Favorite Novels of 2022

23 December 2022

Little Rabbit - Alyssa Songsiridej

Electric Lit: Favorite Novels of 2022

[see also Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2022Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021Favorite Novels of 2021Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020Favorite Novels of 202015 Best Novels of 201915 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

The Top 3 Novels of the Year

Other Favorite Novels

Barack Obama: Favorite Books of 2022

23 December 2022

Ducks - Kate Beaton

Barack Obama: Favorite Books of 2022, noting that he's "a bit biased" on that first one

[see also 20212020201920182017]

New Yorker: The Best Fiction and Poetry of 2022

21 December 2022

The Book of Goose - Yiyun Li

The New Yorker: The Best Fiction and Poetry of 2022, a list of a dozen "essential reads" followed by a long list of further recommendations

[see also The Best Nonfiction of 2022The Best Books We Read in 2020]

New Yorker: The Best Nonfiction of 2022

21 December 2022

The Song of the Cell - Siddhartha Mukherjee

The New Yorker: The Best Nonfiction of 2022, a list of a dozen "essential reads" followed by a long list of further recommendations

[see also The Best Fiction and Poetry of 2022The Best Books We Read in 2020]

Esquire: The Best Books of 2022

18 December 2022

Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta - James Hannaham

Esquire: The Best Books of 2022

[see also The Best Nonfiction Books of 2022The 50 Best Books of 2021The Best Books of the 2010sThe Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]