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.

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.

Will I Ever Read SFF Again?

I haven't fallen out of love. I've just stopped being able to appreciate the thing I love.

I Didn’t Read For A Week. Here’s What Happened.

Okay, so I only made if four a half days without reading. But it sure felt l like a week, and here's what I learned.

Untranslated & Perfect: 8 Books That Blend Languages

Eight books that beautifully blend languages across cultures, including America Is Not The Heart.

Radical Bookish Postcards to Get You (And Your Loved Ones) Through the March Doldrums

These gorgeous postcards celebrate the lives and legacies of inspiring writers and activists like James Baldwin and Virginia Woolf.

Bookish Goods For Your Kitchen & Pantry

Foodies and book lovers rejoice! Here is a variety of goodies to make your kitchen decidedly more bookish.