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 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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sci-Tech

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sci-Tech

It’s time to celebrate the innovative and scientifically proven in our annual Spotlight on Sci-Tech. This year’s best books in the fields of science and technology are highlighted in three top 10s for adult books, youth books, and audiobooks. Donna Seaman assembles a fascinating core collection on the prescient topic of artificial intelligence. Julia Smith […]

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Reviews of the Week with Mildred D. Taylor, Eleanor Davis, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Mildred D. Taylor, Eleanor Davis, 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. Only three Reviews of the Day were posted this week, but we are very thankful for the courageous writing found in the final installment of Mildred A. […]

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Reviews of the Week with Brian Doyle, Gabby Noone, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Brian Doyle, Gabby Noone, 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. Two collections: one infused with nondenominational spirituality, another in praise of the ACLU’s defense of human dignity; two youthful adventures: one set in purgatory, another featuring the […]

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Reviews of the Week with Tae Keller, Simon Jimenez, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Tae Keller, Simon Jimenez, 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 magical-realist tale of a heartwarming Korean family; an exceedingly relevant satire of a bumbling braggart as he captains a ship of worried souls; a colorful story […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

Our annual Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality is now live and includes compilations of 2019’s Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books and Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth. Ilene Cooper explores the spiritual journey of Sarah Hurwitz, author of this fall’s Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in […]

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Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Chang, P. M. Freestone, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Alexandra Chang, P. M. Freestone, 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 woman’s self-discovery in an alarmingly new environment; a fantastic world where aroma yields magical qualities; an intricate portrayal of a young man’s inner voice; a museum’s […]

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Reviews of the Week with Maggie Stiefvater, John Hornor Jacobs, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Maggie Stiefvater, John Hornor Jacobs, 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 stand-alone spin-off from a beloved YA series; a generational story, affably narrated; an adventurous return to a mysterious middle-grade series; a seasonal yet nontraditional duet of […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

We here at Booklist are dedicated to leading book discovery. And our now live annual Spotlight on First Novels gets you all the best first works from a wealth of exciting new literary voices. Freshen up your reading lists with the year’s top 10 debut novels in adult fiction, books for youth, and audiobooks. Peruse […]

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Reviews of the Week with James Rhodes, Megan Angelo, and More!

Reviews of the Week with James Rhodes, Megan Angelo, 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 revealing first-person exploration of L.A.’s graffiti subculture; a vivid introduction to classical music’s renowned rebels; a 2020 #Mewbery nominee starring a playful orange tabby (adorbs!); an […]

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