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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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Reviews of the Week with Cicely Tyson, Jon Klassen, Vendela Vida, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Cicely Tyson, Jon Klassen, Vendela Vida, 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 new year brings new sought-after titles to this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay. Snap these titles […]

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Reviews of the Day, 2020: Adult Books

Reviews of the Day, 2020: Adult Books

In a sense, every weekday is award day here at Booklist. Our Review of the Day highlights especially noteworthy titles by giving them the coveted front-and-center space on Booklist Online. We rotate adult, youth, and audio titles throughout the year, choosing titles that showcase the spotlight in the current issue of Booklist. Some Reviews of the […]

Reviews of the Week with Joe Ide, Elena Ferrante, George Saunders, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Joe Ide, Elena Ferrante, George Saunders, 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 relevant history of hip-hop; a compelling conclusion to a lauded mystery series; the […]

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The Latest Booklist: Starred Reviews, 2020

The Latest Booklist: Starred Reviews, 2020

Our annual Starred Reviews issue, featuring every single starred title published in 2020 (and short annotations for each), is here! And this year, it’s free and open to all readers, not just subscribers. As one year unfolds into the next and certain books crop up on prominent “best” lists, it is with pride that we […]

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Reviews of the Week with Patricia Engel, Ali Benjamin, Courtney Summers, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Patricia Engel, Ali Benjamin, Courtney Summers, 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 all stars in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay as we usher in our annual December […]

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Reviews of the Week with Erica L. Ball, Sabaa Tahir, Fareed Zakaria, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Erica L. Ball, Sabaa Tahir, Fareed Zakaria, 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. We bring you discoveries in sci-tech that impact business, the post-pandemic future, and the […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sci-Tech

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sci-Tech

As the cover suggests, we’re topsy-turvy excited for our annual spotlight on sci-tech. Our top-10 lists for adult and youth books highlight the year’s best books in the fields of science and technology. Inspired by Charlie Gilmour’s star-reviewed Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie, Donna Seaman looks to birds for read-alikes. And […]

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Reviews of the Week with Eman Quotah, B. B. Alston, Sajni Patel, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Eman Quotah, B. B. Alston, Sajni Patel, 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. Dynamic debuts and fantastic tales abound in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay. Booklist wishes you all […]

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Reviews of the Week with David Yoon, Jamie Figueroa, Rebecca Mahoney, and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Yoon, Jamie Figueroa, Rebecca Mahoney, 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. The latest from best-selling authors plus the best in debut fiction make up this […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The November 1&15 double issue of Booklist is now live! Our 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. Plus, Donna Seaman, having […]

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