Laura Sackton

Laura Sackton is a lifelong reader, writer, and lover of made up worlds. She lives in rural Massachusetts with her sweet pup, and together they are determined to find every good swimming hole within an hour's drive. She runs a tiny cookie business out of her home kitchen, and spends the rest of her time reading and writing about queer books. You can hear all about her favorites in her newsletter, Books & Bakes.

8 Indie Queer Books Out in Winter 2023 to Preorder Now

Get your library card ready and cue up your bookstore's website, because it's time to look at the best indie queer books out in winter 2023, including Fat Off, Fat On by Clarkisha Kent!

What I Learned Reading an Awards Longlist for the First Time

What happened when a reader who likes a good challenge set out to read the entire National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction?

Books Featuring Queer Siblings

From memoirs to romances to YA contemporary, these books all feature queer siblings who are able to find community in their own home.

Why Horror Is Such A Hard Genre to Crack

If you've put off reading horror because of your assumptions of how scary it is, reconsider how broad a category it is.

The Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2022

2022 was a banner year for queer books. Here are just some of the best LGBTQ+ books in a range of genres — with some honorable mentions, too.

Quiz: Based on Your 2022 Reading, Which 2023 Queer Book Should You Preorder?

Whether you were happy or unhappy with your reading in 2022, this quiz will tell you the best queer book you should preorder for 2023.

Are Books About the Pandemic Cathartic or Anxiety-Producing?

I didn't realize how badly I wanted to read a book set in the world I was currently experiencing until I started one. It was a relief.

How Cataloging My Books Taught Me to Slow Down

By slowly going through my bookshelves, I gave each book the kind of thoughtful attention that leads to delightful surprises.

20 Must-Read Audiobooks with Indigenous Narrators

These audiobooks with Indigenous narrators have performances that add beautiful, personal flourishes to the stories they're telling.

22 Must-Read Indigenous Authors

These Indigenous writers are poets, novelists, and memoirists, and write everything from history to sci-fi to fantasy.