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 David Litchfield, Adrian Tomine, Jin Yong, and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Litchfield, Adrian Tomine, Jin Yong, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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. Fanciful flights and illustrated narratives comingle in this week’s #ReviewsoftheDay as our issue spotlight […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The August issue of Booklist has materialized and is now live! The annual spotlight on science fiction/fantasy and horror has an exciting cluster of top-10 lists, including the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult books, adult book debuts, youth books, and youth audiobooks. To accompany the starred review of Attack Surface, the latest novel […]

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Reviews of the Week with Raven Leilani, Daniel Nayeri, Alice Randall, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Raven Leilani, Daniel Nayeri, Alice Randall, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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. Gather around—either virtually or in a small group, keeping your social distance—to discuss the […]

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Reviews of the Week with Lilliam Rivera, Walter Mosley, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Lilliam Rivera, Walter Mosley, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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. Gather around—either virtually or in a small group, keeping your social distance—to discuss the […]

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Reviews of the Week with Ayad Akhtar, M. Evan Wolkenstein, Isabel Wilkerson and More!

Reviews of the Week with Ayad Akhtar, M. Evan Wolkenstein, Isabel Wilkerson and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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. Gather around—either virtually or in a small group, keeping your social distance—to discuss the […]

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Reviews of the Week with Pascal Jousselin, Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Pascal Jousselin, Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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. Let us leap into visually alluring illustrations coupled with text as we shine our […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions and Graphic Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions and Graphic Novels

Our July issue, with an annual spotlight on book discussions, is now live. In it, you’ll find a dynamic top 10 filled with fiction and nonfiction titles to get you and your virtual book club started. We’ve also collected the top 10 audiobooks for book-groups to enhance your reading experience or use as an alternative […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sharon Harrigan, Melissa Bashardoust, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sharon Harrigan, Melissa Bashardoust, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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 a short week but we have packed in two riveting titles with twins […]

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Reviews of the Week with Patricia Hruby Powell, Valarie Kaur, Elizabeth Acevedo, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Patricia Hruby Powell, Valarie Kaur, Elizabeth Acevedo, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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 wide range of life experiences highlighting determined, audacious acts of love and courage […]

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Reviews of the Week with Ilhan Omar, Brandy Colbert, Jordan Ifueko, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Ilhan Omar, Brandy Colbert, Jordan Ifueko, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles 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 spotlight memoir and biography in the latest issue of Booklist […]

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