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 Katya de Becerra, Rebecca Solnit, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Katya de Becerra, Rebecca Solnit, 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. Have you been captivated by the latest genre fiction in our Editors’ Choice lists? Curious about the yearlong Women in Focus promotion we have […]

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Reviews of the Week with Emily St. John Mandel, Jason Reynolds, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Emily St. John Mandel, Jason Reynolds, 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. We here at Booklist continue to celebrate our Top of the List and 2019 Editors’ Choice selections. We invite you to check out the […]

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The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2019

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2019

Happy New Year from Booklist! After months of toiling over the selection of 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 are our annual […]

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Reviews of the Week with David Levithan, Chana Porter, and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Levithan, Chana Porter, 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. A new year and a new decade is upon us, so let’s start it off with a spectacular group of #ReviewsOfTheWeek. After a small […]

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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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