South African Book Bloggers

If you too are a South African who has a book reviewing blog, or if you regularly review and promote South African fiction and would like to be on this list, please contact with the following information:

  • the name of your blog
  • a link to your blog
  • your tagline, if you have one
  • the genres you most often review
  • (optional) any other important information eg. If you also write movie reviews, if you specialise in indie fiction, etc. Please keep this brief (1-2 lines max).


Below is a list of fellow South African book bloggers:

Barefoot Whispers – Freshly minted medical doctor, book lover, aspirant adventurer.
Genres: All over the place: YA contemporary, YA science fiction, biographies, SA lit (I’m serious about promoting South African authors), medical fiction and non-fiction.

Bibliophile (n) – A person who collects or loves books.
From Fantasy to Fiction to Non-Fiction, I pretty much read ’em all.
Genres: Eclectic, but favouring YA, mystery series, biographies, and the occasional classic.

Blog of a Bookaholic
Genres: I love all books but I mostly review children’s and young adult fiction.
I also take part in blog tours and I read and review books written by indie authors.

Book Fairy Haven
Genres: Primarily YA, with a focus on paranormal, contemporary, dystopian and fantasy fiction.
I do review a certain amount of adult fiction though, including, magical realism, fantasy, dystopian and paranormal fiction.

The Book Musings
Genres: Historical fiction, classics and mysteries.
I regularly review books offered to me for review and I’ve also started participating in book tours.

Crushing Cinders
Genres: Mostly YA and children’s picture books, including but not restricted to indie books.
I am a school librarian in South Africa.

Eclipse Reviews
Genres: Romance, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, dystopian and more.

Genres: YA, royal historical fiction and murder mysteries

Fantasy OpinionNews, review and ramblings abut fantasy books, writers and anything else I feel like
Genres: fantasy and a bit of science fiction

I Love Books  – Everything to do with words, pages, reading, writing, books and authors.
Genres: I review a wide range of fiction (including thrillers, contemporary women’s fiction, historical fiction, epic sagas and YA) and non-fiction (including SA current affairs and biographies, pop psychology, management, cookery and crafts). I do not review sci-fi, fantasy, horror, romance, action/adventure fiction, romance or self-help.

It’s a Book ThingWhere books find you…
Genres: if it’s a book, I’ll read it

Just Reading For Fun
Genres: almost any, but with a focus on paranormal romance, zombies and dystopian fiction.
I occasionally review movies and host book tours.  I have a soft spot for indie authors and feature them on my blog regularly.

the little blog of STUFF – a space filled with random ramblings
Genres: Romance, YA, historical fiction, science fiction, dystopian

The Mystery CornerDedicated to all things crime and mystery
Genres: I read almost anything although my favourite genres are crime, mystery, suspense and thriller. I just love the darkness that lies beneath the surface 🙂
I also focus on our local writers in these genres, both in Afrikaans and English.

Nick Wood
A series of essays about science fiction in South Africa.

Genres: YA, specialising in paranormal and supernatural
I will also review films and TV shows applicable to the paranormal genre and post news and other thoughts.

Find book reviews under chArt, and excerpts under stArt.

read – sleep – read – eat – repeat
Genres: I work in children’s literature and write reviews and news on all genres within YA and adult contemporary fiction.

S.A. Partridge
Genres: YA and South African fiction

Simply Bookish ThingsThe musings of a Young and Avid reader
Genres: YA, new adult

Sonette’s Bookworm Blog
Genres: YA, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and sometimes sci-fi and dystopian fiction.
I am currently searching for someone to collaborate with me on my blog as my hectic schedule prevents me from giving it the love it deserves. If you’re interested, please let me know!

Sugar and Snark
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Violin in a Void
Genres: speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror) and the occasional crime thriller, with a preference for cross-genre fiction, especially if there’s mythology in the mix.
I favour the inventive/quirky/downright weird over genre trends.

Why I Can’t stop ReadingAll My Amazing Reads – and Some of the Not So Amazing
Genres: YA (at the moment), Romance, Fantasy

The Word Fiend
Genres: Speculative Fiction (Fantasy, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi), Thrillers & Mysteries, YA, Paranormal Romance. I read widely however, so these are only a general guideline.

Worlds In Ink
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Thrillers

The YA ReaderThe musings of a Young and Avid reader
Genres: strictly Young Adult fiction. Within that genre I enjoy Contemporary, Paranormal, some Fantasy and Historical novels