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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: 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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Health & Wellness

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Health & Wellness

The latest issue of Booklist, with a Spotlight on Health & Wellness, is live. We have new top-10 lists for adult nonfiction and books for youth, both focusing on medical science, self-improvement, and global health issues. Donna Seaman has a very timely core collection covering the history of vaccines. Donna also got a chance to […]

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Reviews of the Week with Haruki Murakami, Corey Ann Haydu, Kate Reed Petty, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Haruki Murakami, Corey Ann Haydu, Kate Reed Petty, 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. Surreal and magical fiction, an interplanetary odyssey on audio, illustrated journalistic endeavors, and fantastic […]

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Reviews of the Week with Heather McGhee, Manjit Thapp, Nate Powell, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Heather McGhee, Manjit Thapp, Nate Powell, 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. Themes of equality and social justice—plus richly illustrated graphic novels—converge in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay. […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

Our latest Spotlight on Graphic Novels is now live! Yes, we decided to devote another issue—in addition to our annual July spotlight—to this wonderfully popular format. Get ready to add more vibrantly illustrated graphic novels to your to-be-read list as we offer both a noteworthy top 10 graphic novels for youth and a robust core […]

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Reviews of the Week with Waka T. Brown, Kathleen Dean Moore, Carys Davies, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Waka T. Brown, Kathleen Dean Moore, Carys Davies, 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. Two moves to distant homes; a new YA take on Greek mythology; a cautionary […]

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