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 Don’t-Miss 2022 Queer Graphic Novels & Memoirs

Here are some of the most exciting LGBTQ graphic novels and graphic memoirs coming out this year that you should preorder now!

Queer Harder: 12 Favorites From Past Challenges

In celebration of Read Harder's eighth year, I've rounded up some of my favorite queer reads that I might not have picked up otherwise.

20 Must-Read Queer Found Family Books

These queer found family books, including Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis, cover fiction and nonfiction, humor and tragedy, but they all celebrate the families queer people create together.

The Messay: An Introduction

A messay is a combination of memoir and essay. But something beautiful happens when you smash these words together.

Queer Books from 2021 You Might Have Missed — And Why We Need to Talk About Them

Characters Who Would Make Great Superheroes

These fictional characters may not be what you think of when you think "superhero," but they're pretty super.

Love That Queer Book? Read This Queer Comic!

Just read a queer book that had a feeling you want to relive? Enter these comics, which offer similar tones as some beloved queer books, like The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado and DaNi

December is for Comfort Reading

While some people race to complete their reading goals in December, here's an alternative: read for comfort and joy this December.

12 Days of Holiday Cookie (Books)

If you want to put together amazing cookie boxes, here are 12 recipes from 6 cookbooks that have been vetted by an experienced cookie baker.

A Love Letter to SAGA, Take 2

If I had known what was coming in later volumes, would I have written that love letter in 2017? You broke my heart, Saga, but I've missed you.

How to Set Up Your Own Mini Reading Intensive

A step-by-step guide to diving deep into a topic that interests you and of which you want to discover more about.

11 Perfect Queer Books Without Romances

These queer books without romances are about family, friendship, career, and so much more in all genres. Find your next read, like Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

An Ode to Bookish Internet Friends

I may be the last person to discover the wonder that is talking with strangers on the internet about books, but they bring me so much joy.

Quiz: Design Your Perfect Concert and Get a Rec for a Graphic Novel on Audio

Comics on audio are like recordings of live music. They’re a translation. Design your perfect concert and get a graphic novel on audio rec, like Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.

Why I Love Book Recommendation Newsletters

One reader on why they love book recommendation newsletters as much as they do.