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

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

The current issue of Booklist is now live, and we are thrilled to celebrate middle-grade fiction! In this new issue we have a top 10 of middle-grade fiction debuts and this year’s top 10 novels for tweens. Sarah Hunter does a deep dive into magical middle-grade graphic novels for a core collection that will enhance […]

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Reviews of the Week with Salvador Gómez-Colón, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Eva V. Gibson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Salvador Gómez-Colón, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Eva V. Gibson, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Linda Rui Feng, Daniel Aleman, Sabina Khan, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Linda Rui Feng, Daniel Aleman, Sabina Khan, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The current issue of Booklist spotlights series nonfiction and features the Top 10 Series Nonfiction of the year and our annual Series Nonfiction Watch, which highlights a fun and informative look at board books. Inspired by the extraordinary life of Belle da Costa Greene and the new novel The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict and […]

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Reviews of the Week with Shelly Anand, Zen Cho, Asha Bromfield, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Shelly Anand, Zen Cho, Asha Bromfield, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2021 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2021 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s 2021 best lists, is now live! In it, you’ll find the best adult books from the Notable Books Council; the most notable children’s books from the Association for Library Service to Children; the best adult genre fiction from the Reading List Council; the Listen List, which showcases outstanding audio […]

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Reviews of the Week with Frank Mortimer, Heidi Tyline King, Michelle Nijhuis, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Frank Mortimer, Heidi Tyline King, Michelle Nijhuis, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kelly Loy Gilbert, Sarah J. Maas, Tami Charles, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kelly Loy Gilbert, Sarah J. Maas, Tami Charles, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

The new issue of Booklist is now live and we have, again, focused our spotlight to the environment and sustainability. Two carefully selected top-10 lists, in adult nonfiction and books for youth, highlight global challenges and opportunities. And an extensive core collection, gathered by Donna Seaman, focuses on the rise of species extinction. A perennial […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kate Washington, Brian Alexander, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kate Washington, Brian Alexander, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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