Laura Sackton

Laura Sackton is a lifelong reader, writer, and lover of made up worlds. In a past life she ran a small organic vegetable farm. She's currently living on a tiny island thirty miles out to sea. When she's not busy working as a landscaper, she spends her days wrangling a novel-in-progress, chasing her dog across the moors, and spending as much time as physically possible in the ocean, and reading (but not at the same time). Blog: Book Open

9 Great Books Set in Very Cold Places

If you can't wait for winter's snowy days, dark nights, and bleak landscapes, check out these books set in cold places.

Quiz: Follow An Endangered Animal Species And Find Your Next Best Read

Calling all animal lovers, or anyone looking for a literary escape! Follow an endangered species in this quiz and find your next great read.

20 Must-Read New Full-Cast Audiobooks

Some must-read nonfiction and fiction full-cast audiobooks featuring diverse narrators, such as A People’s Future of the United States edited by Victor LaValle.

12 Recent Queer Audiobooks That Will Fill Your Ears With Pride

Check out these 2020 queer audiobooks from the first half of the year, featuring queer stories of all kinds and outstanding narration.

Listening Pathways: Julia Whelan Audiobooks

Julia Whelan audiobooks are some of the best listens out there. This guide will help you find your perfect audiobook by the award-winning performer.

20 Must-Read Happy Queer Books for Pride

Are you in need of some queer joy in your reading life? These 20 happy queer books will be sure to bring you hours of reading pleasure.

5 Queer Romance Series That Center Found Family

Fall in love with these perfect queer romance series that celebrate found family.

45 Upcoming Books By Black Authors You Can Preorder Right Now

Support Black voices and get into a great read--add these upcoming books by Black authors, releasing June through the end of the year, to your TBR.

14 Summer Queer Books for Your June TBR

From a light and breezy romance to a dark literary novel, we've got your sunny season covered with these summer queer books.

2020 Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 32nd Lambda Literary Awards have been announced.

Show Your Pride With These LGBTQIAP+ Bookish Goods

Celebrate Pride now and forever with these queer literary gifts, including T-shirts, stickers, enamel pins, and so much more.

Listening Pathways: Kevin R. Free Audiobooks

Get listening to Kevin R. Free audiobook performances with this guide to for where to start.

10 Under 10: My Favorite Audiobooks Under 10 Hours

Ten very different audiobooks with one thing (okay, two things!) in common: they're all audiobooks under 10 hours long and excellent listens.

9 Under 9: Unforgettable Audiobooks Under 9 Hours

Nine great audiobooks you can listen to that clock in under 9 hours long.

My 6 Favorite Cookbook Authors and Their One Must-Have Cookbook

Check out tried-and-true recipes crafted by these skilled chefs, and keep these must-have cookbooks at the ready in your kitchen library.