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.

5 Tips For Calm, Cozy, Comforting Bedtime Reading

Do you long for a nighttime routine that includes bedtime reading? Here are five tips and tricks for selecting books to soothe, calm, and still your mind before falling asleep.

3 Bullet Journal Book Spreads that Have Improved My Reading Life

Some great ideas for how to use various bullet journal book spreads to help organize, track, and take joy in your reading.

To My Fellow Hogwarts Houseless: You Are Not Alone

Don't let anyone make you feel like you're not allowed to truly love Harry Potter because you don't have (or want to have) a Hogwarts House.

7 Fantastic Queer Sequels Coming in 2018

7 queer sequels coming in 2018 that you'll want to read immediately, from fantasy to historical fiction.

Pretend Your House is a Library: A Strategy for Actually Reading the Books You Own

One reader shares how she organizes her unread books to help you on your "reading the books you own" project!

3 Standalone Comics Featuring Queer Women (and Happy Endings!)

Excellent standalone comics featuring queer women in love who end up happily ever after. For when the world is a trash heap and you just can't.

3 Essay Anthologies That Aren’t About Writing

We love a good book about books, but these essay anthologies are about other interesting things!

15 Amazing Books I Would Never Have Read If Not For Read Harder

The best books one reader discovered because of the annual Read Harder challenge.

What I Learned From Reading 300+ Books in 2017

Last year, one reader let herself read more, and more widely. Here's what she learned.

Please Don’t Listen to These Excellent Audiobooks While Eating

Here are a few of the audiobooks we've enjoyed while cleaning, driving, knitting, or walking the dog. Anything but eating (consider yourself warned).