One of the leading magazines in the science fiction and fantasy genres is Locus. Every year at the beginning of the year they publish a list of the best reading in the genre from the previous year. But they don’t just stop at novels. Science-fiction and fantasy are, obviously, separated. But they take it further, splitting works by length, audience (i.e. YA vs. regular adult), non-fiction, art, anthologies, etc. It’s a comprehensive list for those who want to know what’s considered the best by industry leaders.
So presented without further commentary: