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 Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, 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. It’s been a short but eventful week. This week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek highlight brave self-discovery, COVID-19 facts and best practices for young readers, and a timely, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Martha McPhee, Suzanne Collins, Gail Tsukiyama, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Martha McPhee, Suzanne Collins, Gail Tsukiyama, 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 collection of titles, featuring a smattering of reviews from our latest spotlight on historical fiction, plus the most anticipated titles already available, emphasizes […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Reference and Historical Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Reference and Historical Fiction

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. Would you like to see specific topics explored through webinars, blog posts, podcasts, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Brittany K. Barnett, Cat Patrick, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Brittany K. Barnett, Cat Patrick, 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 evocative thriller, middle-grade mysteries, and books about creative self-introspection and righting legal imbalances are all in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes you all […]

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Reviews of the Week with Katie Tallo, Rory Power, Michael Elias, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Katie Tallo, Rory Power, Michael Elias, 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. Our issue’s spotlight on crime and mystery fiction still shines as we reveal hidden pasts, nefarious plans, and dogged investigations in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. […]

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Reviews of the Week with Joyce Carol Oates, Deb Caletti, S. A. Cosby, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Joyce Carol Oates, Deb Caletti, S. A. Cosby, 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. Time for intrigue, thrills, and exciting twists as we shine our issue spotlight on crime and mystery fiction with this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crime Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crime Fiction

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. Would you like to see specific topics explored through webinars, blog posts, podcasts, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Diaz, Daniel M. Lavery, Emma Dabiri, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Diaz, Daniel M. Lavery, Emma Dabiri, 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. Exhilarating and eye-opening life stories, along with thrilling chance encounters, are all in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes you all well. Monday, April 20 […]

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Reviews of the Week with K. L. Going, Brit Bennett, and More!

Reviews of the Week with K. L. Going, Brit Bennett, 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. Women’s fiction and women’s voices, inspired by our issue spotlight—and our yearlong Women in Focus celebration—are all in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Booklist wishes you […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Middle-Grade Fiction and Women’s Fiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Middle-Grade Fiction and Women’s Fiction

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. Would you like to see specific topics explored through webinars, blog posts, podcasts, […]

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