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.

Books

New York Public Library: Best Books of 2022

25 November 2022

The High Desert - James Spooner

New York Public Library: Best Books of 2022

[see also 2021202020192018]

Financial Times: Best Fiction Books of 2022

25 November 2022

Trust - Hernan Diaz

Financial Times: Best Fiction Books of 2022

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2022

22 November 2022

Afterlives - Abdulrazak Gurnah

The New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2022

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2021100 Notable Books of 2021The 10 Best Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2019The 10 Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201710 Best Books of 201710 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The 10 Best Books of 2014The 10 Best Books of 2013100 Notable Books of 201210 Best Books of 2012100 Notable Books of 2011Ten Best Books of 2011]

Chicago Public Library: Top 10 Books of 2022

21 November 2022

Constructing a Nervous System - Margo Jefferson

Chicago Public Library: Top 10 Books of 2022

[see also 20212020201920182017201620152014]

Powell's Books: Best Nonfiction of 2022

18 November 2022

Also a Poet - Ada Calhoun

Powell's Books: Best Nonfiction of 2022

[see also Best Fiction of 2022The 14 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021The 18 Best Novels of 2021Best Fiction of 2020Best Nonfiction of 2020Best Fiction of 2019Best Nonfiction of 2019Best Fiction of 2018Best Nonfiction of 2018Best Nonfiction of 2017Best Fiction of 2017Best Fiction of 2016Best Nonfiction of 2016Best Nonfiction Books of 2015Best Fiction Books of 2015Best Fiction of 2014Best Nonfiction of 2014]

Powell's Books: Best Fiction of 2022

18 November 2022

The Book of Goose - Yiyun Li

Powell's Books: Best Fiction of 2022

[see also Best Nonfiction of 2022The 14 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021The 18 Best Novels of 2021Best Fiction of 2020Best Nonfiction of 2020Best Fiction of 2019Best Nonfiction of 2019Best Fiction of 2018Best Nonfiction of 2018Best Nonfiction of 2017Best Fiction of 2017Best Fiction of 2016Best Nonfiction of 2016Best Nonfiction Books of 2015Best Fiction Books of 2015Best Fiction of 2014Best Nonfiction of 2014]

Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2022

18 November 2022

Also a Poet - Ada Calhoun

The Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2022

[see also 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2022The 10 Best Books of 202250 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 202150 Notable Works of Fiction in 2021The 10 Best Books of 202110 Best Books of 202050 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 202050 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201810 Best Books of 2017The 10 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The Ten Best Books of 2014Top 10 Books of 2013The 10 Best Books of 2012]

Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2022

18 November 2022

Either/Or - Elif Batuman

The Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2022

[see also 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2022The 10 Best Books of 202250 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 202150 Notable Works of Fiction in 2021The 10 Best Books of 202110 Best Books of 202050 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 202050 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201810 Best Books of 2017The 10 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The Ten Best Books of 2014Top 10 Books of 2013The 10 Best Books of 2012]

Washington Post: The 10 Best Books of 2022

17 November 2022

Afterlives - Abdulrazak Gurnah

The Washington Post: The 10 Best Books of 2022

[see also 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 202250 Notable Works of Fiction in 202250 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 202150 Notable Works of Fiction in 2021The 10 Best Books of 202110 Best Books of 202050 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 202050 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201810 Best Books of 2017The 10 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The Ten Best Books of 2014Top 10 Books of 2013The 10 Best Books of 2012]

Fiction

Nonfiction

National Book Award: Fiction 2022

16 November 2022

The Rabbit Hutch - Tess Gunty

National Book Award: Fiction 2022

[see also Nonfiction 2022Fiction 2021Nonfiction 2021Fiction 2020Nonfiction 2020Fiction 2019Nonfiction 2019Fiction 2018Nonfiction 2018Fiction 2017Nonfiction 2017Fiction 2016Nonfiction 2016Fiction 2013Nonfiction 2013]

Winner

Finalists

Longlist