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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 Espé, Peter Mendelsund, Angie Thomas, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Espé, Peter Mendelsund, Angie Thomas, 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. Exciting new releases from lauded voices in graphic novels, audio, and fiction shine in […]

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The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2020

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2020

Happy New Year from Booklist! After a very eventful year and months of remote meetings over 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 […]

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Reviews of the Week with Carole Boston Weatherford, Chad Sanders, Hena Khan, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Carole Boston Weatherford, Chad Sanders, Hena Khan, 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. Essential American history and personal stories of triumph over strife shine in this week’s […]

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Reviews of the Day, 2020: Audio

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Audio

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the Day are high-demand […]

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Graphic Novels

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Graphic Novels

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the Day are high-demand […]

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Books for Youth

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Books for Youth

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the Day are high-demand […]

Reviews of the Week with Cicely Tyson, Jon Klassen, Vendela Vida, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Cicely Tyson, Jon Klassen, Vendela Vida, 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 new year brings new sought-after titles to this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay. Snap these titles […]

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Reviews of the Day, 2020: Adult Books

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Adult Books

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the […]

Reviews of the Week with Joe Ide, Elena Ferrante, George Saunders, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Joe Ide, Elena Ferrante, George Saunders, 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 relevant history of hip-hop; a compelling conclusion to a lauded mystery series; the […]

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The Latest Booklist: Starred Reviews, 2020

The Latest Booklist: Starred Reviews, 2020

Our annual Starred Reviews issue, featuring every single starred title published in 2020 (and short annotations for each), is here! And this year, it’s free and open to all readers, not just subscribers. As one year unfolds into the next and certain books crop up on prominent “best” lists, it is with pride that we […]

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