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:

The Best Mindful Eating Books for Beginners

Find the best mindful eating books for beginners to help you develop a mindful eating practice, including The Mindful Eating Workbook by Vincci Tsui, R.D.

Fable Book Club App Review

The Fable app is a new platform that aims to make reading more social. Here's what one writer thought of it.

Mary Oliver in Popular Culture

From t-shirts to inspirational Instagram posts and Twitter memes, Mary Oliver is everywhere, but why do her poems resonate so much now?

That Time Isabel Allende Got Fired for (Re)Writing Feminist Characters

Let me tell you about the time Allende was fired for rewriting the characters and endings of the stories she translated —without approval.

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.