The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2018 Best Lists

The April 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 231 new reviews and 15 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!

This issue brings ALA’s Best Lists of 2018 a little later in the calendar year, but now the wait is over. We have the top 10 adult books that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant, authentic LGBT content from the 2018 Over the Rainbow Project and the Rainbow List of LGBT books for youth. We have a list of recommended feminist books, fiction and nonfiction, for young readers from the Amelia Bloomer Project. We have the best fiction for young adults from the Young Adult Library Services Association, as well as a top 10 Quick Picks for reluctant readerstop 10 graphic novels for teens, and the Alex Awards list for good measure. We have the best adult books from the Notable Books Council, and the year’s most notable children’s books from the Association for Library Service to Children. We have the best adult genre fiction from the Reading List Council. We have the Listen List of outstanding audio narration, as well as this year’s list of amazing audiobooks for young adults.

The issue also features two interviews. Mary Burkey speaks with narrator extraordinaire Bahni Turpin and HarperAudio producer Caitlin Garing about the Odyssey Award. Sarah Hunter talks to Printz Award recipient Nina LaCour

Also in this issue: a Spring Travel Guide Roundup just in time to plan that long-awaited getaway.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the April 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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