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.

12 Rad Indigenous Illustrators You Should Know

Whether you’re a comics fan, looking for new kidlit, or just enjoy gorgeous art, you'll want to follow these rad Indigenous creators.

Quiz: What Family Drama Should You Read Next?

Family dramas are so adept at exploring every facet of the human experience. This quiz will show which family drama you should pick up next.

On Being a Comics Reader vs. Being a Comics Fan

I've given up trying to force myself to be a different kind of comics reader. It's okay to love comics while not partaking in fandoms.

Epic Listens: 9 Works of Epic Poetry on Audio

Immerse yourself in these epic poetry audiobooks, from ancient classics to contemporary twists and modern takes.

What Makes a Great Long-Running Series?

How can one series keep your attention for 10 or more books? Here are five things that help keep a long-running series interesting.

Quiz: Which Antiracist Book Should You Read Next?

No matter which anti-racist book you get, the important part is the follow-through: read it, take it to heart, and act on it.

The Bookish Rituals That Keep Me Grounded

Do you have any bookish rituals? One Rioter reflects on their daily, weekly, and monthly reading rituals that keep them grounded.

13 LGBT Books That Will Make You Cry

We’re talking bittersweet, happy, and overflowing-with-emotion tears. Get your blankets before diving into LGBT books that will make you cry, including The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus.

Quiz: Design Your Perfect Dinner Party and Get an Under-the-Radar Queer Book Rec

Set the table and finalize that menu: we'll give you some under-the-radar queer books to match your perfect dinner party vibe.

20 Must-Read Books from University Presses

For innovative novels, eye-opening histories, works in translation, and diverse perspectives, look to books from university presses and titles like The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw.