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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Spotlight on the Arts is now live! We are excited to bring you our annual glimpse at artistic mediums that flourish on and off the page. Catch up with this year’s top-10 lists for adult and youth art books. Log in to gain access to a pair of in-depth core collections: Sarah Hunter’s inclusive […]

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Reviews of the Week with Ian McEwan, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Ian McEwan, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, 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 Kafkaesque political satire about the Brexit debacle; a tender and inclusive coming-of-age story starring a middle-grade girl navigating new challenges; the lively full-cast narration of three […]

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2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2019 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 19. We will all be tweeting out the winners, so be sure to follow along at www.twitter.com/ALA_Booklist! Fiction Black […]

Reviews of the Week with Toni Tipton-Martin, Michelle Roehm McCann, Elif Shafak, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Toni Tipton-Martin, Michelle Roehm McCann, Elif Shafak, 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. Discover the legacy of African American cuisine; unite in the fight against gun violence; renew your love for an American cooking classic; alert yourself to the emerging […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction & Food
By September 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction & Food

Like the cute quokka that adorns the latest October 1 Booklist cover, we could not be happier to announce that our Spotlight on Series Nonfiction and Food is live! This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of astronauts’ first walk on the moon and our Top 10 Series on Space Science and Exploration highlights the innovation […]

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Reviews of the Week with John Hodgman, Holly Black, Jonathan Van Ness, and More!
By September 27, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week with John Hodgman, Holly Black, Jonathan Van Ness, 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. Journey through secret rooms and exclusive spaces; experience the epic conclusion of a popular YA trilogy; inhabit the forest world of a precocious frog and her cacophonous […]

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National Book Award for Fiction 2019 Longlist Announced
By September 20, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

National Book Award for Fiction 2019 Longlist Announced

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. The five finalists in each category will be announced on October 8 so stay tuned for more literary excitement! Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James Black Light, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Talia Hibbert, Phil Stamper, Pico Iyer, and More!
By September 20, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week with Talia Hibbert, Phil Stamper, Pico Iyer, 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 charming enemies-to-lovers romantic coupling with a cinnamon-roll hero (perfect for pairing with these six other dream heroes of the twenty-first century); a STEAMy love affair that […]

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National Book Award for Nonfiction 2019 Longlist Announced
By September 19, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

National Book Award for Nonfiction 2019 Longlist Announced

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. The last remaining longlist for fiction will be revealed Friday so stay tuned for more literary excitement! Burn the Place, by Iliana Regan The End of the Myth: […]

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National Book Award for Poetry 2019 Longlist Announced
By September 18, 2019 1 Comments Read More →

National Book Award for Poetry 2019 Longlist Announced

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the National Book Award for Poetry, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. The two remaining longlists—one for nonfiction, one for fiction—will be revealed Thursday and Friday, respectively, so stay tuned for more literary excitement! Be Recorder, by Carmen Giménez Smith […]

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