Clare Barnett

Clare Barnett lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and daughter. She delves into all genres but has a soft spot for fantasy, mystery, and memoir. When she’s not working her way through her to-read list, she’s reading and writing about bookish things. Twitter: @clarebar. Inquiries:

10 New Book Genres and Sub-Genres for your TBR

Looking for new reads? There's likely new book genres or subgenres that can deliver what you're craving. Here are some of our new favorites.  

Libraries of the Future? Exploring Automated Library Vending Machines

Does the library of the future looks like a cross between a pick-up locker and a vending machine, AKA an automated library vending machine?

15 of the Best Books for Newborns

There are clear benefits to reading to infants, and these books with their simple text and bold images will keep your newborn entertained, like Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn.

The Federal Writers’ Project: Exploring “The Greatest Literary Project in History”

A look at the Federal Writers Project, a New Deal program that put some of America's most famous writers to work.

Who Owns Goodreads?

Who owns Goodreads? Spoiler: it's Amazon. Dive into why Amazon bought the book world’s biggest platform and how it affects readers.

Taking Books to the Streets: the House of SpeakEasy Bookmobile

The House of SpeakEasy addresses book deserts by bringing free books directly to underserved communities with their SpeakEasy Bookmobile.

5 Little Known Goodreads Features That Rate 5 Stars

Upgrade your Goodreads experience with these 5-star, little-known Goodreads features.

The Long History of Little Golden Books

The Poky Little Puppy is anything but: a history of Little Golden Books and their impact on children's literature.

Who Punned It? Investigating Cozy Mystery Titles

When did puns in cozy mystery titles take off?

Dear Netflix, Adapt these Books With Disabled People in Lead Roles

Netflix, here are suggestions for books with disabled people in lead roles, ready for adaption, including The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.