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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Food & Series Nonfiction

The latest October 1 Booklist issue is now live! We are always excited to celebrate our annual spotlights on food and series nonfiction. This year’s Top 10 Cookbooks are presented for your culinary delight, Annie Bostrom channel surfs her way through everyone’s favorite celebrity TV chefs in this list of read-alikes that will whet your appetite, and Sarah Hunter serves up a core collection of food-inspired picture books and the cultures from which they originated.

And just in time for fall (and Halloween), this year’s Top 10 Series Nonfiction delves into the paranormal. Plus, Booklist reviewer Angela Leeper digs deeper into the world of supernatural occurrences, ghosts, Hollywood monsters, and UFOs in a helpful article that probes this very popular series nonfiction subject.

Finally, this issue’s Booklist Backlist, penned by Booklist reviewer Melanie Marshall, celebrates the power of Black female protagonists in YA literature.

The October 1 issue of Booklist is live on Booklist Online, where you’ll find all of these new features and columns, along with 296 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 October 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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