The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Biography and Audiobook Showcase

The June 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 394 new reviews and 12 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!

Our annual Spotlight on Biography takes center stage, with top 10 lists of the best adult and youth biographies, as well as biography on audio. Ilene Cooper talks about her new biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, while Michael Cart recalls the joys of writing a biography of his own. Cart also assembled a very relevant Core Collection on Transgendered Stories; Be sure to log in to get access to this subscriber-exclusive list.

Sharing the spotlight in this issue is our Audiobook Showcase. Read about this year’s Voice of Choice narrator Tavia Gilbert. Mary Burkey is back with another “Voices in My Head” about well-known narrators who also write. Finally, the Fall Audiobook Preview will keep your TBL (to-be-listened) list up-to-date.

Don’t miss our list of 2018 Printz Award Winners Read-alikes, wise words from author Nic Stone about reluctant readers, or Bill Ott’s paean to George Pelecanos.

Booklist’s digital edition of the June 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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