Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Books

New York Public Library: Top 10 Books of 2020

24 November 2020

New York Public Library: Top 10 Books of 2020

[see also 2019, 2018]

New York Times: The 10 Best Books of 2020

23 November 2020

The New York Times: The 10 Best Books of 2020

[see also 100 Notable Books of 2020, The 10 Best Books of 2019, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 100 Notable Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2016, 10 Best Books of 2015, 10 Best Books of 2012]

Time: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020

21 November 2020

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020

[see also The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019, Best Books of 2018, Top 20 Books of 2017]

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2020

20 November 2020

The New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2020

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2020, The 10 Best Books of 2019, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 100 Notable Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2016, 10 Best Books of 2015, 10 Best Books of 2012]

Time: The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020

19 November 2020

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020

[see also The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019, Best Books of 2018, Top 20 Books of 2017]

Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2020

19 November 2020

The Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2020

[see also 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020, 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020, Best Books of 2019, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2015]

Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020

19 November 2020

The Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020

[see also 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020, 10 Best Books of 2020, Best Books of 2019, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2015]

Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020

19 November 2020

The Washington Post: 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2020

[see also 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020, 10 Best Books of 2020, Best Books of 2019, 100 Notable Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2015]

Time: The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

15 November 2020

Time Magazine: The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

[see also The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2020, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s, The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019, The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019, Best Books of 2018, Top 20 Books of 2017]

Powell's Books: Best Fiction of 2020

09 November 2020

Powell's Books: Best Fiction of 2020