It’s that time of the year when newspapers and magazines publish their ‘Best of 2018’ lists.
Last year, lists began appearing early November – this year, editors have shown restraint, so I will keep adding as they appear.
The Best of 2018 According to #ALLTHELISTS will be coming in the next week or so – stay tuned! (See pervious lists here).
Publishers Weekly – short lists for various genres (includes lots of interesting translated picks).
Esquire – excellent mix of 50 fiction and nonfiction titles.
Indigo’s Best Books of 2018 – lots of titles on this list that aren’t appearing anywhere else.
Readings The Best Fiction Books of 2018 – a mix of Australian and international authors.
The New York Public Library Best Books of 2018 – top tens for kids, teens and adults.
The Evening Standard Best Books of 2018 – writers and reviewers do the picking.
Financial Times Best Books of 2018 Fiction – a fair list of 20 tiles.
TIME The Best Fiction Books of 2018 – a safe list of ten.
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Books of 2018 – broken down into useful categories such as ‘best fictional families’ and ‘best debuts’. You’re sure to find a ripper here.
Amazon Best Books of 2018 – there’s a bunch of genre lists but I’m interested in the 20 books that made the literature and fiction list.
The Telegraph’s 50 Best Books of 2018 – it’s behind a pay wall but you can get temporary free access.
The Times Best Fiction Books of 2018 – they make you skip through some ‘register to read’ hoops in order to get to the list of 20 books.
NPR’s Best Books of 2018 – use the filters to wade through this 300-strong list.
Real Simple’s The Best Books of 2018 – another really, really long list (125) that has a bit of everything.
Cosmopolitan’s Best Books of 2018 – one for each week…
Vogue The 10 Must-Read Books of 2018 – all the movers and shakers here.
Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books 2018 – mix of fiction and non-fiction, sorted into lists for adults, teens and kids.
Bustle 30 Best Fiction Books of 2018 – female authors dominate this list.
Chicago Tribune’s Our 10 Best Books of 2018 – interesting choice of 10 fiction and non-fiction titles.
Smithsonian The Best Books of 2018 – five separate ‘thoughtfully curated lists’.
The Guardian Best Books of 2018 – I’d prefer an actual list but good if you like commentary.
Newsday’s Best Books of 2018 – a trim list of ten.
The Globe 100: Our favourite books of 2018 – nine categories, ranging from graphic and translated to non-fiction and YA. Expect a Canadian focus.
Australian Book Review 2018 Books of the Year – authors do the nominating.
The Economist Books of the Year – a non-fiction focus with a small bunch of novels.
The Week’s Best Books of 2018 – okay, this list is actually quite different.
The New Yorker Best Books of 2018 – hard not to love a list that begins with the editorial comment, ‘Meanwhile, in 2018, our politics further devolved into a baying theatre of horror. How do you read when the world is burning?‘
Vulture’s The Ten Best Books of 2018 – essays, ‘auto-fiction’ and everything in between.
Wall Street Journal The Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2018 – a few surprises in nonfiction.
EW’s 10 Best Books of 2018 – I don’t know… feels like they just copied everyone else.
Huffington Post Best Fiction of 2018 – eleven books made the cut.
Sydney Morning Herald Best Books of 2018 – authors chip in with their favourites.
People’s The Top Ten Best Books of 2018 – one or two surprises.
Buzzfeed’s The Best Fiction of 2018 – a list of 28.
Mental Floss’s 56 Best Books of 2018 – a lot on this list that doesn’t appear anywhere else (including lots of interesting nonfiction picks).