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.

Chicago Review of Books

on the web


  • Anthony Frame: 10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed
  • Chicago Review of Books: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2018
  • Chicago Review of Books: 8 Best Poetry Books of 2017
  • Chicago Review of Books: 12 Best Poetry Books of 2016