Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. 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.

The Brooklyn Rail

on the web


  • Joseph Salvatore: Best 50 Books of 2017
  • Joseph Salvatore: Best 25 Poetry Books of 2017