The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The April 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 299 new reviews and 7 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 is our Spotlight on Historical Fiction. This year’s Top 10 historical fiction lists are offered in adult, youth, and audio. Briana Shemroske has researched Vietnam in youth fiction and put together a list of read-alikes. Michael Cart surveys the history of historical fiction in the latest “Carte Blanche.” Finally, Donna Seaman has scoured the stacks to bring another subscriber exclusive Core Collection on novels circa 1968. Log in to gain access to this great list.

Also available in this issue is our Spring E-Reference Update. Get up-to-speed on a host of new reference products on the web.

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