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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:

5 of the Best Contemporary Memoirs by Women

Each one of these contemporary memoirs by women shows us that we have stories to tell that reveal truths about the world we live in.

Literary Tourism: Brooklyn, NY

Go on a tour of literary Brooklyn, New York and visit some of the most bookish spots in the borough, including landmarks and bookstores.

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.