The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions and Graphic Novels

Our July issue, with an annual spotlight on book discussions, is now live. In it, you’ll find a dynamic top 10 filled with fiction and nonfiction titles to get you and your virtual book club started. Heather Booth collects a list of social-justice focused audiobooks that offer a jumping-off point for spirited and reflective conversations. The Adult Books editors chime in with an extensive list of nonfiction and fiction titles that address complex current events and will likely animate any book discussion. Booklist reviewer and feature contributor Reinhardt Suarez got a chance to talk with Morgan Matson, author of the recently released Take Me Home Tonight, about the impact of summer reads on younger readers in the current era. Donna Seaman curates a list of read-alikes inspired by the intricate art-crime thriller, The Last Mona Lisa, by Jonathan Santlofer.

Our July issue also marks the biannual spotlight on graphic novels. We are so excited to present the year’s top 10 best graphic novels. Plus, Ronny Khuri sifts through volumes of dazzlingly illustrated graphic readers to present a core collection sure to entice younger readers into the growing graphic novel genre.

You can also find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the July 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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