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 Wendy Williams, Caren Stelson, Earl Johnson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Wendy Williams, Caren Stelson, Earl Johnson, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Celebrating #FACTS (and apparently long subtitles) inspired both our latest issue (featuring a Spotlight on Series Nonfiction) and this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes you […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kelly Yang, Ariel Lawhon, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kelly Yang, Ariel Lawhon, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Still here and still celebrating togetherness, hope, and resilience in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes you all well. Happy reading! Monday, March 23 ★ […]

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Reviews of the Week with David Nicholls, Nino Haratischvili, Anne Enright, and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Nicholls, Nino Haratischvili, Anne Enright, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We are all working from home, but the #ReviewsOfTheWeek must carry on. Check out upcoming epic family dramas, an audio mystery, and a recently […]

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Reviews of the Week with Craig Santos Perez, Hilary Mantel, E. Lockhart, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Craig Santos Perez, Hilary Mantel, E. Lockhart, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Poetry—along with some much-anticipated releases—is featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Monday, March 9 ★ Habitat Threshold, by Craig Santos Perez Celebrated as “a phenomenal […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s 2020 Best Lists, is now live! In it, you’ll find the best adult books from the Notable Books Council, the most notable children’s books from the Association for Library Service to Children, the best adult genre fiction from the Reading List Council, the Listen List, which showcases outstanding audio […]

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Reviews of the Week with Emma Straub, David Farrier, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Emma Straub, David Farrier, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Join us in celebrating the very best in upcoming titles, featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. This week’s focus is inspired by our March 1 […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

It is with renewed excitement and serious concern that we turn our latest spotlight to the Environment & Sustainability. It has been a while since Booklist devoted its content to this prescient topic. In this issue we offer top 10 lists in adult nonfiction and books for youth to inspire readers of all ages to […]

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Reviews of the Week with Karen Blumenthal, Robert Hellenga, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Karen Blumenthal, Robert Hellenga, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. An array of storytelling through text, narration, and illustration plus a powerful history of reproductive rights are featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Add them […]

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Reviews of the Week with Gerald Posner, Kati Gardner, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Gerald Posner, Kati Gardner, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. This week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek cover our February 15 issue’s Spotlight on Health & Wellness, featuring an exposé, a medical memoir, YA fiction, and a timely […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Health & Wellness

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Health & Wellness

The latest issue of Booklist, with a Spotlight on Health & Wellness, is live. We have new top-10 lists for adult nonfiction and books for youth covering medical science, self-improvement, and global health issues. In the latest Writers & Readers, practicing physician and author Carol Cassella reveals literature influenced by her chosen field, medicine. Youth […]

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