There are many lists of “best books” of the year out there, so we have compiled a selection of lists from popular sources. Please note: Many of the same resources below are also listed in print in the “Find your next great read” binder at the library.
From libraries and other book-focused experts:
From the best book covers to the top ten books of the year, you’re sure to find something good in this list. You can also grab a free print copy at the Milne Library.
This popular online book reviewer shares the titles found on the most lists, and also shares the best titles based on genre.
The collection development librarians created this list for the BPL.
Based on votes cast by the millions of Goodreads users (not just editors), in multiple genre categories.
LitHub has pulled together the best-reviewed books of the year, separated by genre.
From the third largest library in the world, find lists for adults, teens and children, which can be filtered by genre.
Note: This subscription-based, readers’ advisory database must be accessed through the Milne Library, free for any CW MARS account holders. Contact us if you’d like assistance with accessing Novelist.
In slideshow format, you can limit by many different categories, going as far back as 2010.
From popular media outlets:
This long-standing news organization lists their favorite fiction and non-fiction titles of the year.
Fifty fabulous titles selected by editors of this men’s magazine, in no particular order.
This right-of-center newspaper has a list of bests - they chose 30 titles and summarized each one.
Create your own lists based on multiple, fun categories, and titles going back to 2013.
Lists this Oprah Winfrey publication’s favorite fiction and non-fiction titles.
The RD has narrowed down their choices to 10. You can vote for your favorite and compare your votes to others’.
This home and lifestyle magazine lists the editors’ favorite reads of the year, and provides reasons for each choice.
Want a longer list to browse through? Time Magazine created a short list, a longer, annotated list, and a quick video slideshow of all of the titles.