The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2017

The January 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 351 new reviews and 14 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 do subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!

The current issue reveals our editors’ choices for the best books of 2017, including adult books, books for youth, adult books for young adults, audio for adults, audio for youth, and video selections. Also featured: our annual Top of the List—our section editors’ most favorite favorites—as well as an interviews with youth nonfiction winners Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome.

Be sure to check out Maggie Reagan’s take on Lizzie Borden-influenced YA reads Michael Cart’s Top 10a very Dickensian “Every Book Its Reader,” and Bill Ott’s return to “The Back Page.”

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the January 1 & 15 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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