What You Should Have Read, Listened To, Watched and Eaten Last Year.

It was a busy year, as it always is. Which means you didn’t get around to those reading those books, listening to those albums, watching those TV shows and eating at all those restaurants that were going to make you a far better rounded individual in 2017. Don’t fret, you can still start off the New Year by resolving to get to them and we’ve made it easier by posting lists and links from the top publications in each genre. Get ready for the Best Books, Music, TV and Food of 2017.

Best Books, Music, TV and Food of 2017

Best Books, Music, TV and Food of 2017

Best Books of 2017 (According to Amazon, New York Times, NPR and Vox)
First off, Amazon has a great new and engaging section on their site which consists of visual charts and infographics to take you through best selling books, trends and more from 2017. It’s both entertaining and informative and can be found here.

Trends in 2017 like Book Cover Designs can be found on Amazon’s visual “This Year in Books

But if you want to get straight to the lists, the links below will take you there
Amazon Editor’s Picks for the Best 100 Books of 2017
• See the top 100 in print format here or in Kindle format here.
• Browse Amazon’s picks for ALL of the best books of 2017 here
• Browse Amazon’s best sellers of 2017 for movies and TV here

New York Times Picks for the 10 Best Books of the Year
The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2017


• NPR’s online Book Concierge is a great way to look through the best books of 2017. Use their filters to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year (you can also combine filters or browse by list) here


The best books the Vox staff read in 2017.  Fiction and nonfiction recommendations to get you through the end of the year.

Best Music of 2017 (According to NPR, VIBE, Billboard and Rolling Stone)

NPR Music’s top five albums of the year. (Clockwise from upper left) Process by Sampha, DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar, Melodrama by Lorde, Crtl by SZA and Capacity by Big Thief. (Courtesy of the artists)

NPR’s picks for the 50 Best Albums of 2017

• Vibe’s Picks for the 25 Best Albums of the 2017

• Billboard – The Year in Music

Billboard’s Hottest 100 Songs in 2017
Billboard’s Year End in Charts

Rollingstone’s Best 50 Songs of the Year

Rollingstone’s 50 Best Albums of the Year

BEST TV of 2017

Complex picks for Best TV Shows of 2017
New York Times Best TV Shows of 2017
The Verge’s picks for the best 20 TV Shows of 2017
Vox picks the best 18 TV Shows of 2017
Esquire’s Picks for the 25 Best TV Shows of 2017
• Vanity Fair’s Picks for Best New TV Shows of 2017
The A.V. Club’s Best TV Shows of 2017

Best Eating of 2017

Brooklyn’s Olmsted, photo: Evan Sung for NYT
Osteria Francescana

Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants in America 2017
Thrillist’s Best New Restaurants of 2017
Eater’s 50 Best Restaurants in the World
The 100 Best 2017 Restaurants in America as voted by Open Table Diners.
Food & Wine Restaurants of the Year 2017
Esquire’s Picks for the 18 Best New Restaurants in America for 2017
• Condé Nast Traveler gives foodies a visual treat with their “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017, in Photos
Forbes Top Food and Restaurant Trends in 2017
Delish picks the Worst and Best Food Trends of 2017

And there you have it. The Best Books, Music, TV and Food of 2017 by the peeps who know better than I do. Now, go indulge.

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