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 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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Biography & Memoir and Audio

Our June 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live! This year we are celebrating the very best in memoir and biography, featuring a new collection of top 10 memoirs alongside the year’s top 10 biographies in adult and youth books. In the latest Writers & Readers column, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, acclaimed writer […]

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Reviews of the Week with Katie Cotugno, Porochista Khakpour, Abdi Nor Iftin and More!

Reviews of the Week with Katie Cotugno, Porochista Khakpour, Abdi Nor Iftin 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. Personal histories steeped in adversity, hope, and narrative magic are spotlighted in this week’s […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sylvia A. Harvey, Daven McQueen, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sylvia A. Harvey, Daven McQueen, and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles. Booklist stands in solidarity with the Black community and is dedicated to amplifying the stories, research, and creativity of BIPOC in this space, now and always. For this week’s informative and wonderfully creative #ReviewsoftheDay, check out the list […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kacen Callender, Maggie O’Farrell, 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. It’s been a short but eventful week. This week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek highlight brave self-discovery, COVID-19 facts and best practices for young readers, and a timely, […]

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