The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Middle-Grade Reading & Women’s Fiction

The March 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 307 new reviews and nine 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 issue puts the spotlight on Women’s Fiction, with Top 10 lists for both adult fiction and audiobooks. Our spotlight on Middle-Grade Reading features a  top 10 incredible journeys from Julia Smith, who also tackles the perils of puberty in middle-grade titles. Neil Hollands assumes nothing but asks plenty about women’s fiction in the latest installment of “Every Book Its Reader.

Elsewhere in the issue, Joyce Saricks provides a survey of Jayne Entwistle’s many narrations in a new “Now Hear This.” Wrapping everything up is a new “Back Page” from Bill Ott on titles that get him through a visit to the dentist. Finally, the issue contains two subscriber-exclusive core collections: one on contemporary works of feminism, the other on women’s travels in fiction. Log in to gain access to this great list.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the March 1 issue is also live. It’s a great way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers now receive 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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