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.

The Bookstore That Got Me Through High School

How Upper Story Books became one reader's haven, where she was not labeled other, weird, "the poet, or "the lonely writer."

10 Ways To Be an Anti-Racist Reader

Looking to weave racial justice into your reading life? Here are ten tips to help you become a more actively anti-racist reader.

I Only Read Queer Romance and I Feel Great About It

An avid reader of romance talks about her decision to exclusively read queer romance, and the prevalence of straight stories in publishing.

I Love Romance Because It’s Predictable and I’m Not Sorry

"In every romance novel I’ve read so far, I know what’s going to happen: two (or more) people want to be together, and in the end, they will be."

On the Joy of Ordering Books from My Local Bookshop

One reader on the love of buying local.

How To Prevent Thinking About Books from Getting in the Way of Actually Reading Them

Ways to keep time spent doing book-adjacent things from getting in the way of actually reading books.

If You Love THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, You Need These Recently Published and Forthcoming Cookbooks

If you're a fan of the (most comforting) show THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF, you should check out these new and forthcoming cookbooks.

What SFF Taught Me About Queer Family Making

I saw the kind of family I wanted in those spaceship crews and communal dinning halls.

A Note of Gratitude to Mary Oliver on Her Birthday

Happiest of birthdays, Mary Oliver, from a deeply grateful lover-of and wonderer-in the world.

5 Black-Owned Publishers You Need to Know About

5 Black-owned publishers currently operating in the United States, including publishers of poetry, literature, nonfiction, and children's books.