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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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

Our June 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live! This year we are celebrating the very best in memoir and biography, featuring the year’s top 10 memoirs alongside top 10 biographies in adult and youth books. Inspired by Anne Sebba’s star-reviewed Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy, Donna Seaman offers a Read-alikes of Cold War biographies that […]

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Reviews of the Week with Alda P. Dobbs, Francine Prose, Pik-Shuen Fung, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Alda P. Dobbs, Francine Prose, Pik-Shuen Fung, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Francis Spufford, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, Stacey Lee, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Francis Spufford, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, Stacey Lee, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Mike Holmes, Paula Hawkins, John Green, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Mike Holmes, Paula Hawkins, John Green, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Historical Fiction and Reference

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 […]

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Reviews of the Week with Stephen Hunter, James Yang, Mia P. Manansala, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Stephen Hunter, James Yang, Mia P. Manansala, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Laura Lippman, Maureen Johnson, Lara Bazelon, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Laura Lippman, Maureen Johnson, Lara Bazelon, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Joy Harjo, NoNieqa Ramos, Jacqueline Alcántara, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Joy Harjo, NoNieqa Ramos, Jacqueline Alcántara, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Mystery

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Mystery

It’s that time again: the latest issue of Booklist is live! Here at Booklist, May is always a time to shine the spotlight on mystery and crime fiction. Bill Ott, Booklist‘s resident crime fiction expert and former editor and publisher, will guide you through this year’s Top 10 Crime Fiction titles and a new Top […]

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Reviews of the Week with Arnée Flores, Eleanor Ray, Zen Cho, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Arnée Flores, Eleanor Ray, Zen Cho, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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