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 informed yet informal reviews and interviews with bookish names of note. 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

Pic of Margot with a super cheesy grin Hi, I’m Margot—avid reader, YA author and the blogger behind Lectito!

I’m from Adelaide, Australia, and read anything and everything, though I have a weak spot for lit. fic., smart thrillers and contemporary YA.

My YA novel, Neverland was shortlisted for the 2015 Text Prize and published by Penguin Random House Australia in April 2018. (Go on, add it to your Goodreads.) I hold a creative writing Ph.D. from Flinders University and am represented by the fabulous Danielle Binks. My reviews have appeared in a number of Australian literary publications and I’m a former associate editor of Ride On magazine. For more about my writing and news on my upcoming projects, head to my author website, margotmcgovern.com.

If you’re keen to drop me a note, I’d 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.

—Margot XO 

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