The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 291 new reviews and eight 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!

Everything’s abloom as the second half of May brings our Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening. Annie Bostrom has cultivated a Top 10 list for all your crafts and gardening projects. We haven’t forgotten the kids—see Ilene Cooper’s Top 10 Project Books for Youth. Michael Cart toils away in literature’s famous gardens in his latest “Carte Blanche.” Maggie Reagan brings her subscriber exclusive Core Collection outside with an extensive reading list on birds and bees. Log in to gain access to this great list.

Also in this issue is the annual Reference Showcase with Susan Maguire’s Top 10 list of the best reference books and a humorous anecdote from Real-Life Reference contributor Nicolette Warisse Sosulski. Last but certainly not least in this abundant issue: Joyce Sarick’s praiseworthy list of audiobooks narrated by Kirby Heyborne and from Maggie Reagan, a survey of contemporary youth novels that take their direction from the Bard.

Booklist’s digital edition of the May 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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