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.

New York Times: Ten Best Books of 2011

30 November 2011

The New York Times: Ten Best Books of 2011

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2022100 Notable Books of 2022The 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 2011]

Fiction (alphabetical)

Nonfiction (alphabetical)

American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011

30 November 2011

The Whole Love - Wilco

American Songwriter: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2020201920182017201620152012]

Sonic: Best Albums of 2011

29 November 2011

Let England Shake - PJ Harvey

Sonic Magazine: Best Albums of 2011 [staff lists]

[see also 2012]

Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2011

29 November 2011

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2011

[see also 2022202120202010s20192018201720162015201420132012]

Q: Top 50 Albums of 2011

29 November 2011

Ceremonials - Florence + The Machine

Q Magazine: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2019201820172016201520132012]

Rise: Records of the Year 2011

28 November 2011

Slave Ambient - The War on Drugs

Rise: Records of the Year 2011 [main list]

The Booker Prize: Best Fiction of 2011

19 October 2011

The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

The Booker Prize: Best Fiction of 2011

[see also 20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012]

Winner

Shortlist

Longlist

Women's Prize for Fiction: 2011

08 June 2011

The Tiger’s Wife - Téa Obreht

Women's Prize for Fiction: 2011

[see also 20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012]

Winner

Shortlist

Longlist