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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.

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.

How to Read Less (For Real)

If you've been struggling with your inner reader demon, maybe these ideas will also help you read less — and enjoy books more.

Poetry Is Beautiful Because It Is Fleeting

Why this reader prefers to read poetry quickly to experience a visceral emotional response and the fleeting beauty of poetry.

The Power of Portals: Seeing My Own Future in Graphic Novels About Queer Elders

Seeing queer elders like Kumiko in Shadow Life represented in graphic novels offers a portal to possible futures.

5 Contemporary Novels Featuring Queer Parents

These novels about queer parents explore how queerness lives in families, and get into all the beautiful, messy realties of queer parenthood.

Still No Half Stars: The Pros and Cons of the New Goodreads Book View

Goodreads recently introduced a new look for all of its book landing pages. A reader dives into the pros and cons of the new layout.

20 Must-Read Contemporary Sapphic Novels

Explore must-read contemporary sapphic novels, including Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi, featuring lesbians, bi+ women, and queer women.

14 Queer and BIPOC Books From Arsenal Pulp Press to Read Right Now

Arsenal Pulp Press is an indie publisher that focuses on queer and BIPOC books. Here are 14 titles to get you started reading their backlog!

10 of the Best Gay Comic Books

Looking for the best gay comic books? We gotcha covered! Find multi-volume extravaganzas to graphic novels you can read in one sitting.

COVID-19 Has Turned Realistic Fiction Into Fantasy — and It’s All I Want to Read

What happens when a fantasy lover's reality feels stranger than the speculative? How one reader turned to pre-pandemic fiction for the novel.