The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

Greetings, sports fans! The September 1 issue of Booklist is now live with our annual Spotlight on Sports. Be sure to check out this year’s top 10 sports books for adult and youth. We have a great list of audiobooks to listen to while you work out. Inspired by Richard Askwith’s latest Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World’s Most Dangerous Horse Race, Bill Ott has assembled a motley team of read-alikes that celebrates team sports without spherical elements. Julia Smith reports on the robust researching benefits of the Lerner Sports Database. And in an exciting Core Collection, Ronny Khuri cheers on titles that celebrate athlete inclusivity.

This issue also heralds this year’s much anticipated Fall Youth Preview, tirelessly compiled by our newest Booklist teammate, Taylor Crossley. Don’t flip that last page yet! The editorial team has ushered in a new feature called “The Booklist Backlist.” This issue’s backlist focuses on the classics’ enduring influence on recent titles. Sweep them onto your to-be-read list!

The September 1 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new features and columns, along with 345 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 September 1 issue is 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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