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.

How Cataloging My Books Taught Me to Slow Down

By slowly going through my bookshelves, I gave each book the kind of thoughtful attention that leads to delightful surprises.

20 Must-Read Audiobooks with Indigenous Narrators

These audiobooks with Indigenous narrators have performances that add beautiful, personal flourishes to the stories they're telling.

22 Must-Read Indigenous Authors

These Indigenous writers are poets, novelists, and memoirists, and write everything from history to sci-fi to fantasy.

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.