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.

7 Bookish Ways to Celebrate Pride

Pride Month might be almost over, but that doesn't mean the celebrations have to stop! Get ready to wave your rainbow book flag high.

Why Do Reviewers Include Disclaimers About ARCs?

Why do so many reviewers disclose that they've received ARCs? I polled 20 Rioters and Bookstagramers to find out,

Gay from the Get-Go: 10 Books Where You Don’t Have to Wait for the Gay

We love a slow burn story but sometimes, what you want is a gay story you know is gay from the get-go.

Listen Up: 8 Incredible Queer Audiobook Narrators

Whether you’re looking for romance, sci-fi, history, contemporary fiction, or fantasy, these queer narrators have you covered, like Avi Roque in Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas.

Bookish Decor for Your Garden

A few of the most delightfully bookish garden goods, from book-shaped planters to silly little statues of gnomes and animals reading.

On Having Bookshelves That Reflect Who I Am

"If you walk into my house knowing nothing about me--my books will tell you who I am."

Your Curated Queer TBR for Pride & Beyond

From queer new releases, to LGBTQ history for Pride month, to queer beach reads, here is a curated queer reading list for your June TBR!

Sometimes I Choose to Read Books About Straight People

The best part of being a queer reader in the Golden Age of Queer Lit is that I get to choose when to read about straight people, on my own terms.

An Ode to Translator’s Notes

Translator's notes are not just fascinating windows into the work of translation, but crucial extensions of the actual work in question.

13 New LGBTQ Books by AAPI Authors to Read ASAP

May is AAPI Heritage Month and Pride Month is in June, so this is the perfect time to stock up on these excellent new queer AAPI books!