Thank you for your interest in Books Speak Volumes! I am currently accepting books for review consideration. Although I typically seek out upcoming titles on my own, publishers and authors are welcome to reach out to me regarding books they believe meet my interests.
Things that make me swoon:
- Sparkling sentences a la Karen Russell and Anthony Doerr
- Experimental formats, like Cloud Atlas, Dept. of Speculation, and A Tale for the Time Being
- Smart cultural criticism in the vein of Roxane Gay
- Strong, independent female characters through history, as in Girl Waits With Gun and Frog Music
- Coming-of-age stories like My Sunshine Away and The Unraveling of Mercy Louis
- Magical realism in the tradition of Haruki Murakami, Lucy Wood, and Sharma Shields.
Genres I WILL review:
- Literary fiction
- Short stories
- Historical fiction
- Narrative nonfiction
Genres I will NOT review
- Chick lit
- Young adult
I do not currently accept self-published works.
Like any publication, I cannot guarantee to review every book sent my way. However, I will think carefully about whether a title is a good fit for this site and how to cover it in a fresh, honest, and engaging way.
If you believe you have a book that you think will interest me or have any questions about my policy, shoot me an email at leah [at] booksspeakvolumes.com