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.

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.

Romance Novel Awards: Your In-Depth Guide

Whether you're looking for new books, these romance novel awards can be a great place to find your next best read.

Gorgeous Farmhouse Bookshelves for Every Room

These farmhouse bookshelves add something rustic to your space and help your books look great while not being read.

A Tour Through Readers’ Goodreads To Read Shelves

How do readers use Goodreads' To Read shelf? One reader surveyed 30 Book Riot contributors about their Goodreads habits to find out.

8 Queer Books That Explore Place, Nature & The Environment

Queer explorations of nature and place, from fantastical short stories featuring trans characters to activism rooted in the natural world.