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:

What Makes a Good Mystery Series?

What is it about a good mystery series that makes readers like me commit for multiple novels, dozens of murders, and thousands of pages?

Crime Sub-Genres to Add to your TBR

These fictional crime sub-genres explore why people risk everything to break the law and keep us asking: Will they get away with it?

10 of the Best Goodreads Reviewers to Follow

Looking for new books? Find the best Goodreads reviewers to turn to for insightful new book reviews, reaction GIFs, and more.

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.