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.

14 Queer and BIPOC Books From Arsenal Pulp Press to Read Right Now

Arsenal Pulp Press is an indie publisher that focuses on queer and BIPOC books. Here are 14 titles to get you started reading their backlog!

10 of the Best Gay Comic Books

Looking for the best gay comic books? We gotcha covered! Find multi-volume extravaganzas to graphic novels you can read in one sitting.

COVID-19 Has Turned Realistic Fiction Into Fantasy — and It’s All I Want to Read

What happens when a fantasy lover's reality feels stranger than the speculative? How one reader turned to pre-pandemic fiction for the novel.

20 Must-Read Queer Essay Collections

From self-reflective to observant, and serious to funny, these queer essay collections explore queerness in all its messy glory, including How to Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee.

Bookish Love Notes: Connecting Via Snail Mail in the Age of COVID-19

Searching for ways to connect with others during the pandemic? Consider this reader's goal to send snail mail book recommendations.

In Praise of Mediocre Books

On the sheer pleasure of reading those mediocre books.

5 Queer Graphic Novels and Memoirs You Won’t Want to Miss in 2021

From a fat-positive sapphic romance to oral histories of organizing, these 2021 queer comics tell a beautiful range of stories, including Red Rock Baby Candy by Shira Spector.

5 Nonfiction Books From 2020 That Challenge Mainstream Queer Narratives

These nonfiction books from 2020 remind us that queerness is expansive and limitless, endlessly varied, and ever-changing, including Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen.

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.