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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.

8 Queer Books That Explore Place, Nature & The Environment

Queer explorations of nature and place, from fantastical short stories featuring trans characters to activism rooted in the natural world.

15 Amazing Indigenous Bookstagram Accounts to Follow

Make some room in your TBR for more amazing reads! You're gonna need it after following these Indigenous Bookstagram accounts.

9 New and Upcoming Comics & Graphic Memoirs That Embody Queer Joy

These new comics and graphic novels focusing on queer joy, like That Full Moon Feeling by Ashley Robin Franklin, won’t just make you smile: you’ll throw a mini dance party in your living room.

How Falling in Love With an Indie Press Has Changed Me As a Reader

How falling in love with books from queer, feminist, and indie presses has changed the way I think about reading.

Beyond the Straight Gaze: The Complexity of Queer Suffering in Literature

Instead of talking about "queer suffering" in books as if it's one thing, we need to talk about the straight gaze in queer literature.

50+ Years of Pride: The Best Queer Books From Every Decade 1970–2020

Celebrate the history of LGBTQ publishing by reading these 5 notable queer books from each decade of Pride, 1970 to now, including Maurice by E.M. Forster and Small Beauty by jia qing silson-yang.

6 Contemporary Novels Without Romance

So many interesting, important things happen to humans besides falling in love; these books without romance explore the non-romantic stuff, including The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay.

My Dream Queer Short Story Anthology

Find some great short stories, like “In Kind” from A Natural History of Transition by Callum Angus, curated by one reader imagining a perfect queer anthology.

8 Romantic Novels About Couples That Don’t Stay Together

These novels about breakups feature romantic relationships that don't end with happily-ever-afters, but they also celebrate people in love.

Preorder for Pride: 20 Must-Read Queer Books Out In June

There are so many queer books coming out in June! Here are 20 I’m particularly exited about in a range of genres, including The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo and Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.