The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

The September 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 336 new reviews and 8 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or you do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!

This month’s spotlight is on sports. We have accumulated the best sports reading over the past year in our Top 10 Sports Nonfiction and Top 10 Sports Books for Youth. Bill Ott covers his favorite sports memoirs in “The Back Page.”

This month’s features include Julia Smith’s new Trend Alert on Circus Stories. Cassandra Campbell’s prolific career as a narrator for audio books is also highlighted. Briana Shemroske has collected the extensive and exciting fall preview of books for youth. Our 50 years of YA Guest Speaker series continues with Paolo Bacigalupi. And finally, Neil Hollands is back with another installment of “Every Book Its Reader.”

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the September 1 issue is also live. It’s a great new way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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