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.

Beyond Your Favorite Authors: 5 Fun & Unusual Backlists to Dive Into

Sure, you can read the backlist of an author. But what about the backlist of a cover designer, a translator, or even of a whole indie press?

20 Must-Read Queer Books to Get Excited About in the Second Half of 2022

Get these must-read queer books on your radar for the second half of 2022. Enjoy fiction, nonfiction, YA, middle grade, and more, including Beating Heart Baby.

Essential Indie Presses for Queer Book Lovers

Get to know ten incredible indie presses known for their wide range of LGBTQ+ inclusive literature.

Falling in Love to Fall Asleep: How Romance Audiobooks Saved My Bedtime Routine

Books are often used in bedtime routines, but this writer dives into a particularly effective combination of method and genre to fall asleep.

20 Must-Read Under the Radar Queer Books from the First Half of 2022

Don't overlook these 20 must-red under the radar queer books from the first half of the year, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Wool, Rain, Figs, Clocks: 8 Fascinating Nonfiction Deep Dives Into The Ordinary

Compelling deep dives into the ordinary: nonfiction for readers with big curiosities about common things.

12 Amazing Queer Short Story Collections to Read Right Now

These queer short story collections span a wide range of genres form contemporary and historical fiction to sci-fi and fabulism.

7 Bookish Ways to Celebrate Pride

Pride Month might be almost over, but that doesn't mean the celebrations have to stop! Get ready to wave your rainbow book flag high.

Why Do Reviewers Include Disclaimers About ARCs?

Why do so many reviewers disclose that they've received ARCs? I polled 20 Rioters and Bookstagramers to find out,

Gay from the Get-Go: 10 Books Where You Don’t Have to Wait for the Gay

We love a slow burn story but sometimes, what you want is a gay story you know is gay from the get-go.