The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

Our annual Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality is now live and includes compilations of 2019’s Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books and Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth. Ilene Cooper explores the spiritual journey of Sarah Hurwitz, author of this fall’s Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism (after Finally Choosing to Look There), which received a starred review in Booklist. There are two new Writers & Readers columns, too: Saadia Faruqi, author of the Yasmin! series for young readers, discusses religion in children’s books; and prolific author Mary Anne Mohanraj shares her experience becoming a library trustee after immigrating to the United States from Sri Lanka. Michael Cart contemplates the spiritual influences found in the writings and life of C. S. Lewis in the latest Carte Blanche. And finally, Annie Bostrom offers a Booklist Backlist of her recent favorite fashion-focused book finds.

The November 15 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new features and columns, along with 325 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 November 15 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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