The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Historical Fiction and Reference

The latest issue of Booklist is now live! It’s time for our annual spotlight on historical fiction and spotlight on reference. Our spotlight on historical fiction compiles top 10s of the year’s best adult and youth books. Don’t forget to check out this year’s Top 10 Historical Fiction on Audio. Donna Seaman curates a core collection of historical fiction centering Chinese, Japanese, and Korean culture and historyall are must-reads. Author of the upcoming Luck of the Titanic, Stacey Lee, covers her writing process in this issue’s Writers & Readers. And Michael Cart offers an extensive core collection of his favorite youth historical fiction in his most recent Carte Blanche.

While we have your history interest piqued, be sure to check out the fact-filled titles in our Top 10 Reference of the year. Susan Maguire complements this list with a core collection of infographic reference titles, because who doesn’t love a great infographic?!

To round things out, Annie Bostrom brings her own Booklist Backlist filled with tasty ideas found in the cookbooks that are always in season.

You can also find the complete digital edition of the May 15 issue. 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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