Katherine Packer

Katherine Packer is a displaced Midwesterner currently living wherever she can find WiFi and a couch to crash on. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence and an MA from the University of Kent in International Conflict. While books have always been her first love, she’s recently been exploring how books can help open minds and change the world. You can get in touch with her here: katherineepacker@gmail.com.

Why James Baldwin Should Be Required Reading

Who was James Baldwin? Was he an activist? A novelist? All of the above? Learn more about this complicated and fascinating figure now.

Read Harder: A Book By or About a Non-Western Leader

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a book by/about a non-Western world leader.

How Reading Helps My Writer’s Block

How this writer combats common issues like losing steam and inspiration by turning to a beloved habit--reading.

5 New Books to Read if You Love Toni Morrison

If you're a Toni Morrison fan in search of some fresh reads, pick up one of these recent books that share similar tone and themes.

How To Pack Books For Moving

Moving is challenging under any circumstances but for avid book collectors, it can feel very daunting. Here's how to pack books for moving.

20 Of The Best Books For 10th Graders

These are the absolute best books for 10th graders, spanning fiction, non-fiction, and many other genres, including Seafire by Natalie C. Parker.

Struggling to Read During COVID? You’re Not Alone.

A Rioter on struggling to read during the pandemic with work stress and world issues taking up so much brain space.

10 of the Best Books for Plant Lovers

Whether you’re a green-thumbed expert or new to plant parenthood, there’s something to learn and love in this list of books for plant lovers, including Wild at Home by Hilton Carter.

Nonfiction Books in Under 15 Minutes? A Blinkist Review

An honest Blinkist review with a breakdown of pricing, book titles, features, and the pros and cons of this speed reading service.

Top 8 Gut Health Books For Continued Health

These are our top picks for the best gut health books that range from the scientific looks to easy to use cookbooks for every reader.

10 Feminist Books to Help Dismantle the Patriarchy

Ramp up your feminist reading and explore topics on feminism and women's movements with these books about dismantling the patriarchy.

Why My Goodreads Book Challenge Makes Me Sad

How the annual Goodreads goal informed one reader that she wasn't finishing as many books as she'd assumed, and made her rethink participation.

5 of the Best Books That Use Online Communication as a Device

These books that use online communication as a device tell compelling stories about interaction through modern technology.

What Happened to Barnes and Noble and What’s in Store for the Chain

A quick update on the tumultuous recent history of Barnes and Noble, and where the bookstore chain might be headed under new ownership.

10 Of The Best WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Shirts For Adults And Kids

We've rounded up a selection of some of the very best WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE shirts for kids and kids at heart. Check em out!