Welcome to Lectito, fellow bookworm!


About Lectito

Lectito is a Latin word meaning ‘read often’. And that’s this site’s motto. Read widely. Read deeply. Read often. Lectito is all about helping you find that next great book, and the next, and the next.

Lectito does this by bringing you interviews with bookish names of note, in-depth reviews of the old and the new and lists of recommendations based on themes, writing styles, genres, eras, movements, etc. that (hopefully) inspire you to take risks with your reading. In the comments section of each post, there’s space for you to ask questions, engage in thoughtful (and respectful) debate and make recommendations of your own.

Why read often? Because reading is important, dammit! Books ignite our thinking, imagination and compassion. They offer company and comfort at times when friends are few and days are dark. Most of all, they take us beyond the experience of ourselves and have the power to challenge and change the way we see the world.

About Margot

Unless otherwise stated, all Lectito’s words are written by Margot McGovern. Margot holds a creative writing Ph.D. from Flinders University, South Australia. Her book reviews have appeared in Australian Book Review, Mascara Literary Review, Kill Your Darlings, Lip Magazine and Viewpointand her YA manuscript, ‘Neverland’ was shortlisted for the 2015 Text Prize. Margot spent three years as associate editor of Ride On magazine in Melbourne and launched Lectito after relocating to Perth in June 2015. If you’re keen to drop her a note, Margot would love to hear from you. Get in touch via Lectito’s make contact page.

A note for authors

I do not review self-published titles on Lectito and am not currently accepting unsolicited titles for review.

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