Author Archive: Michael Ruzicka

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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Reviews of the Week with Sarah Deming, Jokha Alharthi, Kekla Magoon, and More!
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Reviews of the Week with Sarah Deming, Jokha Alharthi, Kekla Magoon, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The story of a fiercely determined young woman who makes a better life for herself and her brother through her passion for boxing; a groundbreaking Man Booker […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sonia Sotomayor, Margaret Atwood, Jojo Moyes, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sonia Sotomayor, Margaret Atwood, Jojo Moyes, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. An inclusive picture book penned by a Supreme Court justice; the compelling true story of a courageous and defiant Olympic horse rider; the much-anticipated sequel to The […]

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Reviews of the Week with Shannon Hale, David Lagercrantz, Mary H. K. Choi, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Shannon Hale, David Lagercrantz, Mary H. K. Choi, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The continuing illustrated saga of a beloved sixth-grader; the latest and perhaps last chapter for Sweden’s favorite hacker/avenger; a budding romance between a pop star and a […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

Greetings, sports fans! The September 1 issue of Booklist is now live with our annual Spotlight on Sports. Be sure to check out this year’s top 10 sports books for adult and youth. We have a great list of audiobooks to listen to while you work out. Inspired by Richard Askwith’s latest Unbreakable: The Woman […]

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Reviews of the Week with Stephen Chbosky, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Jennifer Givhan, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Stephen Chbosky, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Jennifer Givhan, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. An immersive history of country music, timed to accompany a new Ken Burns documentary; a family drawn to stop the opening of a portal to hell in a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Geoff Rodkey, K. Eason, Tochi Onyebuchi, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Geoff Rodkey, K. Eason, Tochi Onyebuchi, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A nonbinary hero’s attempt to save humanity, extraordinarily narrated; the edgy adventures of a not-in-distress princess who has the ability to see through façades; a sci-fi adventure about […]

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Reviews of the Week with Annalee Newitz, Mary E. Pearson, Joe Hill, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Annalee Newitz, Mary E. Pearson, Joe Hill, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A progressive time-traveling journey that could save the world from a permanent sexist dystopia; an astonishing sequel to a popular YA adventure; the refreshingly idiosyncratic story of two […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The August issue of Booklist is, at last, alive! Forgive us our fanciful and frightful furor over the annual Spotlight on Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror. Okay, enough alliteration, we have a throng of top-10 lists, which includes the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult, youth, debut fiction, and adult audiobooks. Booklist contributor Zara Rix […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kristen Meinzer, Ruta Sepetys, Oge Mora, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kristen Meinzer, Ruta Sepetys, Oge Mora, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A culturally rich coming-of-age story in which a teen reconnects with her Haitian homeland; a lively how-to on starting your own podcast; a dramatic historical fiction from a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Rachel Cusk, Tim Alberta, Laura Ruby, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Rachel Cusk, Tim Alberta, Laura Ruby, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A collection of essays revealing a writer’s love of stories; a reeling exposé of the Republican Party as it comes to terms with Trump; a dark and unpredictable […]

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