Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

USA Today: Melissa Ruggieri: 5 Best Albums of 2021

29 December 2021

In These Silent Days - Brandi Carlile

Melissa Ruggieri: 5 Best Albums of 2021, as published by USA Today

USA Today: Brian Truitt: The 10 Best Movies of 2021

29 December 2021

Spencer - Pablo Larraín

Brian Truitt: The 10 Best Movies of 2021, as published by USA Today

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021

29 December 2021

Glow On - Turnstile

Brooklyn Vegan: Top 50 Albums of 2021

[see also 20202019201820172016]

Electric Lit: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021

28 December 2021

Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner

Electric Lit: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021

[see also Favorite Novels of 2021Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020Favorite Novels of 202015 Best Novels of 201915 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

The Top 3 Nonfiction Books of the Year

Other Nonfiction Favorites

Michael J. Anderson: Ten Best Films of 2021

28 December 2021

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? - Aleksandre Koberidze

Michael J. Anderson: Ten Best Films of 2021

[see also 2017]

Electric Lit: Favorite Novels of 2021

28 December 2021

Detransition, Baby - Torrey Peters

Electric Lit: Favorite Novels of 2021

[see also Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2021Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2020Favorite Novels of 202015 Best Novels of 201915 Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

The Top 3 Novels of the Year

Other Favorite Novels

Lit Hub: Our 48 Favorite Books of 2021

28 December 2021

Empire of Pain - Patrick Radden Keefe

Literary Hub: Our 48 Favorite Books of 2021

[see also Our 65 Favorite Books of 2020The 20 Best Novels of the 2010sThe 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the 2010sFavorite Books of 2018]

Atlantic: The 50 Best Podcasts of 2021

28 December 2021

9/12

The Atlantic: The 50 Best Podcasts of 2021, selected by Laura Jane Standley and Eric McQuade

[see also 20192018]

Collider: Ross Bonaime: Top 10 Films of 2021

28 December 2021

Licorice Pizza - Paul Thomas Anderson

Ross Bonaime: Top 10 Films of 2021, as published by Collider

Runners-Up, in alphabetical order

Whittier Daily News: Maggie Smith: Top 10 Poetry Books of 2021

28 December 2021

The Blues of Heaven - Barbara Ras

Maggie Smith: Top 10 Poetry Books of 2021, as published by Whittier Daily News