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

Ducks - Kate Beaton

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

Wired: The 12 Best Books of 2022

26 December 2022

The School for Good Mothers - Jessamine Chan

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 Best Nonfiction of 2023Best Novels of 2023Favorite 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

The School for Good Mothers - Jessamine Chan

Electric Lit: Favorite Novels of 2022

[see also Best Nonfiction of 2023Best Novels of 2023Favorite 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

Liberation Day - George Saunders

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

[see also 202320212020201920182017]

New Yorker: The Best Fiction and Poetry of 2022

21 December 2022

The Rabbit Hutch - Tess Gunty

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 Books of 2023The Best Nonfiction of 2022The Best Books We Read in 2020]

New Yorker: The Best Nonfiction of 2022

21 December 2022

An Immense World - Ed Yong

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 Books of 2023The 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 20 Best Books of 2023The Best Nonfiction Books of 2022The 50 Best Books of 2021The Best Books of the 2010sThe Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]