The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Historical Fiction

The latest issue of Booklist, our annual Spotlight on Historical Fiction, is now live! In this issue, we have top 10 historical fiction lists in the adult, youth, and audio sections. Donna Seaman takes a somber look back at the tragic legacy of Jim Crow in her read-alikes for Colson Whitehead’s much-anticipated Nickel Boys. Maggie Reagan offers up a core collection of historical fiction with nonfiction titles focused on royalty through history—make sure you log in to get access to this regal list! Also highlighted is our annual roundup of the latest poetry titles, with a special contribution from poet Kevin Coval to our ever-popular “Writers & Readers” column. Audio editor Heather Booth has gathered some exciting listen-alikes based on Odyssey Award honoree The Poet Xwritten and read by Elizabeth Acevedo. To round things out, Bill Ott summarizes his poetic appreciation of Elmore Leonard’s early western fiction in the latest installment of “The Back Page.”

The March 1 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new feature articles and lists, along with 306 new reviews. Most 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!

You can also 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 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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