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 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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Reviews of the Week with Phuc Tran, Rebecca Stead, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Phuc Tran, Rebecca Stead, 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. A misfit memoir; a popular thriller, narrated in Spanish; The Cat Man of Aleppo!; a complex international drama; and an emotional coming-of-age novel are […]

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Reviews of the Week with Julia Alvarez, Ilima Loomis, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Julia Alvarez, Ilima Loomis, 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. As we continue to celebrate Booklist’s Spotlight on Diverse Voices (which you can check out here!), a captivating combination of #OwnVoices and genre reads […]

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Reviews of the Week with Deborah Wiles, Cathy Park Hong, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Deborah Wiles, Cathy Park Hong, 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. Rounding out the first month in a new decade are these #ReviewsOfTheWeek, which mix poetry with history, illustrated biography, and revelatory stories of cultural […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Voices

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Diverse Voices

The beautiful February 1 issue of Booklist sure does make an impression! Please join us in celebrating our Spotlight on Diverse Voices, which features the following: first up, a conversation between associate editor Ronny Khuri and Patrice Caldwell, author and editor of the upcoming anthology, A Phoenix First Must Burn, where she talks Black Girl […]

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Reviews of the Week with Katya de Becerra, Rebecca Solnit, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Katya de Becerra, Rebecca Solnit, 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. Have you been captivated by the latest genre fiction in our Editors’ Choice lists? Curious about the yearlong Women in Focus promotion we have […]

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Reviews of the Week with Emily St. John Mandel, Jason Reynolds, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Emily St. John Mandel, Jason Reynolds, 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 here at Booklist continue to celebrate our Top of the List and 2019 Editors’ Choice selections. We invite you to check out the […]

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The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2019

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2019

Happy New Year from Booklist! After months of toiling over the selection of the year’s best books, we can finally reveal the January 1 & 15 Editors’ Choice issue, which features editor-selected best-of lists for adult books, books for youth, adult books for young adults, audio for adults, and audio for youth. Also featured are our annual […]

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Reviews of the Week with David Levithan, Chana Porter, and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Levithan, Chana Porter, 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. A new year and a new decade is upon us, so let’s start it off with a spectacular group of #ReviewsOfTheWeek. After a small […]

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Reviews of the Week with Lydia Denworth, Henry Cole, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Lydia Denworth, Henry Cole, 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 new month and a new set of Reviews of the Week covering the birds, the bees, friendship, hunger, and family. Read all about these life-affirming titles […]

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