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.

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!

10 Works of Queer and Two-Spirit Indigenous Fiction You Need To Read

We need more queer and two-spirit Indigenous books in the world, which means reading and celebrating the excellent ones already published, including Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.

In Praise of the Overwritten

Books are made of language. So what's wrong with books that go wild with it, that revel in it, that are stylistic and purposely artful?

20 Must-Read Queer Novels Set Outside the U.S., UK and Canada

May this list of queer books set in 15 different countries be a gateway of exploration into world literatures, including Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis.

Nonfiction Now: 10 Books I’d Love to See Adapted Into Comics

Ever see a book and now it’d translate so well to another format? Here are a few nonfiction books that would be phenomenal as comics, like South to America by Imani Perry.

April Showers Bring Queer Flowers: Your Curated Queer TBR For Spring

From new releases to books to celebrate National Poetry Month and Ramadan, here are all the queer books recs you need for spring!

Give Us Stories to Retell: An Argument for the Canon as a Springboard

The retellings classics inspire can be glorious. Here are a few reasons why they may even be better than the original stories.

Starting a Commonplace Book Has Changed the Way I Measure A Book’s Worth

I read more slowly now, and I've come to value books not just for the experience of reading them, but for the passages I collect from them.