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.

Quiz: Which Book On the National Book Award Longlist Should You Read?

You could read all the books on the National Book Award longlist, or you could take this quiz and get matched with the one you'll love.

Good Rep, Bad Rep, & Other Vague Phrases I Could Do Without

"Representation" isn't just a box we can tick off, and phrases like "good rep" and "bad rep" can so easily flatten and simplify.

The Books I’ve Reread on Audio (And Why You Should Reread Them, Too)

On finding joy in rereading books on audio and a selection of titles worth revisiting in the format.

Surprise! It’s Queer!

It's delightful to stumble upon a queer book, and here are eight marvelous books that are beautifully, if sometimes quietly, queer.

The Best Black Poets to Read (and Listen To!) Right Now

Celebrate all things Black poetry with the best Black poets to read and to listen to right now, including Morgan Parker.

20 Must-Read Queer Millennial Novels

These queer millennial novels address the issues concerning our generation, from internet dating to climate change and economic uncertainty, including All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews.

The Best New Cookbooks of Fall 2022

Here are some of the most exciting new cookbooks of fall 2022, including What's For Dessert? by Claire Saffitz.

9 Luscious Literary Books Like Transcendent Kingdom

If you're looking for more books like Transcendent Kingdom while waiting for Yaa Gyasi's next book, these ten are a great place to start.

An Ode of Gratitude to All the Books I Don’t Want to Read

Every book I hear about and don't have to add to to overwhelming, overflowing TBR is a gift. Thank you for your service.

Travel the World With These Place-Based Memoirs

From Hong Kong and Maryland to North Philly and the Alberta oil sands, these memoirs engage with place in new and surprising ways.