“Best Books of 2021” Lists Update – December16th

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For the fourteenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to this master list, updating regularly.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed.

Previous daily updates to the master list of online “best books of 2021” lists.

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Today’s updates to the Online “Best of 2021” Book Lists:

100 Scope Notes (favorite books)
The A.V. Club (favorite books)
Akron-Summit County Public Library (best celebrity cookbooks)
Akron-Summit County Public Library (best cookbooks)
Akron-Summit County Public Library (best nonfiction)
Akron-Summit County Public Library (best picture books)
Akron-Summit County Public Library (best true crime books)
already & not yet (best books)
Amanda J. McGee (favorite books)
Ars Technica (books)
Autostraddle (best queer books)
Barack Obama (best books)
BBC Good Food (best books)
Behavioral Scientist (notable books)
Belt Magazine (best Rust Belt books)
Bloomberg (best books)
Bob on Books (best books)
Book & Film Globe (most superlative science fiction)
Book Riot (best children’s books)
Book Riot (best picture books)
BookPage (readers’ favorite YA novels)
Books on the 7:47 (top books)
Bringing Back Becca (favorite books)
Brooklyn Rail (best art books)
BuzzFeed (best books)
Cambridge Public Library (favorite books)
Charise Jewell (top books)
Choosing Therapy (best books on codependency)
Churched (favorite books)
Cleveland Public Library (best books)
Clint Schnekloth (best books)
Cosmopolitan (nonfiction books)
CrimeReads (best true crime books)
cup of tea with that book, please (best children’s books)
Derek Beaulieu (most engaging books)
Desultory Notes (best books)
The Diamondback (books)
Diamond’s Literary World (best books)
Diane Coyle (best economics books)
Ecolit Books (best environmental books)
Economist (best books)
Electric Literature (favorite nonfiction)
Entertainment Weekly (best books)
Entropy (best nonfiction books)
Erie Reader (best books)
Esot-eric (favorite books)
Faithful Devotion (best books)
Fated Reviews (top books)
FiveBooks (best politics books)
Forbes (top business books)
Fortune (best books)
Fountain Bookstore (best books)
Garden & Gun (favorite books)
Gastrogays (best cookbooks)
Geek Girl Authority (favorite fantasy books)
Glamour UK (best cookbooks)
Globe and Mail (best business books)
The Gospel Coalition – Kevin DeYoung (favorite books)
Greater Good (best books)
Growing Book By Book (favorite kids’ books)
Guardian (best Australian books)
Guardian (best children’s books)
Guardian (best food books)
The House (Parliamentarians’ best books)
Independent (best books)
J. Eric Smith (best books)
Jeffrey Reads (best books)
Jesus Musings (best books)
Joy Faith & Health (top books)
Joyfully Jay (best books)
Joyfully Jay – Michelle (best books)
Kansas City Library (best books)
Kepler’s Books (best books)
Kirkus (best young adult books)
KQED (Bay Area books)
Largehearted Boy (favorite nonfiction)
Largehearted Boy (favorite poetry collections)
Largehearted Boy (favorite story collections)
Laura’s Books and Blogs (top books)
Leading (best leadership books)
Lisa Jewell (favorite books)
Literary Hub (best books you may have missed)
Literary Hub (best old books)
Literary Hub (favorite books)
LitReactor (best books)
The Longest Chapter (favorite books)
Los Angeles Times – Jessica Ferrari (best fiction)
Los Angeles Times – Mark Athitakis (best fiction)
Lost Between the Pages (best books)
Mal Warwick (best books)
Manhattan Public Library (picture books)
The Mary Sue (favorite graphic novels)
Megan McGinnis (top books)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Carole E. Barrowman (best books)
Mosaic (best books)
Motherly (best children’s books)
Murder, Mayhem, and Long Dogs (favourite books)
New York Times (best art books)
New York Times (best California books)
New York Times (best cookbooks)
New York Times (critics’ best books)
New Yorker (best books)
Not Exactly Retired (best books)
NPR Books (best funny books)
NPR Books – Maureen Corrigan (best books)
Page Petal (best books)
Paul’s Down-Home Page (favorite books)
Paris Review (favorite books)
Penguin Books UK (authors’ favourite books)
People (top books)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (favorite books)
Polygon (best fantasy and science fiction books)
PopMatters (best books)
PopSugar (favorite books)
Powell’s (best audiobooks)
Prospect Magazine (best books)
Public Seminar (best books)
Radhika’s Reading Retreat (best books)
Read It or Weep (favorite books)
Readings (best art and design books)
Readings (best junior fiction)
Readings (best middle grade books)
Robin LeeAnn (best books)
Sarah’s Bookshelves (best debut books)
Sarah’s Bookshelves (most underrated books)
Sasha Dichter (favorite books)
SheReads (BookTok’s favorite books)
Slate (best audiobooks)
Smithsonian Magazine (best books about food)
Smithsonian Magazine (best children’s books)
Smithsonian Magazine (best photography books)
Somewhere Lost in Books (top books)
Soundview Magazine (best business books)
Sparkling Book Reviews (best books)
Spectrum Culture (best books)
The Speculative Shelf (best books)
Steve Donoghue (best biography books)
Tableau (best data books)
TechCrunch (VC’s best business books)
Threads of Anxiety (favorite books)
TIME (best fiction)
Trevor Carlson (best books)
TwoNightStands (best books)
The Unseen Library (favourite debut novels)
USA Today (best books)
Vertigo (favorite books)
Virginia Living (favorite books)
Vulture (best books)
Washington Post (best cookbooks)
The Waywiser (best caregiver books)
The Week UK (best business books)
Winnipeg Public Library (best books)
Woman & Home (best books)
Words Without Borders (best translated books)
Worldly Saints (best books)
Your Tita Kate (best adult books)

also at Largehearted Boy:

Online “Best Books of 2021” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2020” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2019” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2018” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2017” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2016” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2015” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2014” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2013” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2012” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2011” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2010” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2009” Lists
Online “Best Books of 2008” Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists

2020 Year-End Online Music Lists
2019 Year-End Online Music Lists
2018 Year-End Online Music Lists
2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
2015 Year-End Online Music Lists
2014 Year-End Online Music Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists
2012 Year-End Online Music Lists
2011 Year-End Online Music Lists
2010 Year-End Online Music Lists
2009 Year-End Online Music Lists
2008 Year-End Online Music Lists
2007 Year-End Online Music Lists
2006 Year-End Online Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Music Lists

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