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 Craig Santos Perez, Hilary Mantel, E. Lockhart, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Craig Santos Perez, Hilary Mantel, E. Lockhart, 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. Poetry—along with some much-anticipated releases—is featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Monday, March 9 ★ Habitat Threshold, by Craig Santos Perez Celebrated as “a phenomenal […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2020 Best Lists

The newest issue of Booklist, featuring ALA’s 2020 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 Emma Straub, David Farrier, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Emma Straub, David Farrier, 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. Join us in celebrating the very best in upcoming titles, featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. This week’s focus is inspired by our March 1 […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

It is with renewed excitement and serious concern that we turn our latest spotlight to the Environment & Sustainability. It has been a while since Booklist devoted its content to this prescient topic. In this issue we offer top 10 lists in adult nonfiction and books for youth to inspire readers of all ages to […]

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Reviews of the Week with Karen Blumenthal, Robert Hellenga, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Karen Blumenthal, Robert Hellenga, 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. An array of storytelling through text, narration, and illustration plus a powerful history of reproductive rights are featured in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek. Add them […]

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Reviews of the Week with Gerald Posner, Kati Gardner, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Gerald Posner, Kati Gardner, 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. This week’s #ReviewsOfTheWeek cover our February 15 issue’s Spotlight on Health & Wellness, featuring an exposé, a medical memoir, YA fiction, and a timely […]

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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 covering medical science, self-improvement, and global health issues. In the latest Writers & Readers, practicing physician and author Carol Cassella reveals literature influenced by her chosen field, medicine. Youth […]

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Reviews of the Week with Phuc Tran, Rebecca Stead, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Phuc Tran, Rebecca Stead, 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 misfit memoir; a popular thriller, narrated in Spanish; The Cat Man of Aleppo!; a complex international drama; and an emotional coming-of-age novel are […]

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Reviews of the Week with Julia Alvarez, Ilima Loomis, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Julia Alvarez, Ilima Loomis, 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. As we continue to celebrate Booklist’s Spotlight on Diverse Voices (which you can check out here!), a captivating combination of #OwnVoices and genre reads […]

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Reviews of the Week with Deborah Wiles, Cathy Park Hong, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Deborah Wiles, Cathy Park Hong, 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. Rounding out the first month in a new decade are these #ReviewsOfTheWeek, which mix poetry with history, illustrated biography, and revelatory stories of cultural […]

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