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.

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.

10 Informative & Delightful Queer Nonfiction Comics

These nonfiction LGBTQ comics include queer history, philosophy, memoirs, anthologies, poetry, and more to entertain and inform — including Our Work is Everywhere by Syan Rose.

12 Beautiful & Sturdy Cookbook Bookends

Find the best cookbook bookends with these super sturdy, guaranteed-to-function-properly, heavyweight bookends that are up for the challenge.

20 Must-Read Queer Webcomics

The world of queer webcomics is truly wonderful and varied. This is just a sample of the vast queer imagination that exists, including Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu.

Can We Please Retire the Word “Problematic”?: A Plea for Using Precise Language

Calling out intolerance in literature is important, but here's why we can do better than just saying a work is "problematic."

20 Must-Read Adult Books by Trans & Genderqueer Authors From 2021

It’s been a great year in adult trans lit! These 20 must-reads by trans and genderqueer authors cover horror and sci-fi to poetry and memoir, including Dear Senthuran by Akwaeke Emezi.