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Laura Sackton

Laura Sackton is a queer book nerd and freelance writer, known on the internet for loving winter, despising summer, and going overboard with extravagant baking projects. In addition to her work at Book Riot, she reviews for BookPage and AudioFile, and writes a weekly newsletter, Books & Bakes, celebrating queer lit and tasty treats. You can catch her on Instagram shouting about the queer books she loves and sharing photos of the walks she takes in the hills of Western Mass (while listening to audiobooks, of course).

Get Lost in These M/M Historical Fantasies

These 8 magical M/M historical fantasies, including A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske, will transport you through time — and sometimes into alternate universes.

8 Incredible 2023 Releases by Trans Women & Transfeminine Authors

2023 has been a banner year for trans lit. Here eight unforgettable new books by trans women and transfeminine authors you need to read.

Nuance on the Internet Isn’t Dead: In Praise of Bookstagram Scholarship

Yes, social media platforms like Instagram weren't built for nuanced conversations. But that doesn't mean they aren't happening.

Must-Have New Poetry for Fall 2023

There is no better time to bulk up on your poetry reading than now. Dig into these upcoming collections for fall.

8 Upcoming Nonfiction Books to Get You Excited About Fall

From long-awaited new books from beloved authors to celebrity memoirs like Making It So by Patrick Stewart  and more, here are the Fall 2023 nonfiction books to preorder now!

12 Queer Books from the First Half of 2023 You Might Have Missed

Here are 12 of my favorite queer books that came out in the first half of 2023 and are criminally underrated, including Any Other City by Hazel Jane Plante.

Fun & Inexpensive Gifts to Send to Your Bookish Pen Pals

Snail mail is still a thing and still fun to get! Here are some of the cutest gifts to send to your bookish pen pals.

Browse from Your Couch: Bookstores with Fantastic Websites for Browsing

With lists on cute cryptids, decolonial SFF, trans comics, and more, these indie bookstore websites are as fun to browse as their shelves!

8 Award-Winning Literary Fiction Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Despite winning awards, these little-known beautiful and thought-provoking literary fiction books, like Last of Her Name by Mimi Lok, remain criminally underrated.

Why Comics are the Ultimate Reading Slump-Buster & Restart

When the dreaded reading slump comes around, I know just what to reach for. Here's why comics and graphic novels make a great reading reset.