South African Bloggers

Below is a list of 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 violininavoid(at)gmail(dot)com 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).

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.

BibliophiliaBibliophile (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: Mostly children’s fiction and YA.
I also take part in blog tours and I read and review books written by indie authors.

Book Fairy Haven
Genres: PrimarilyYA, with a focus on paranormal, contemporary, dystopian and fantasy fiction. I review a certain amount of adult fiction, 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

The Little Blog of STUFF – a space filled with random ramblings
Genres: Romance, YA, historical fiction, science fiction, dystopian

I Love BooksEverything to do with words, pages, reading, writing, books and authors.
Genres: I review 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 science fiction, 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 Mystery Corner Dedicated to all things crime and mystery
Genres: I’ll read almost anything, although my favourite genres are crime, mystery, suspense and thriller. I 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 science fiction, and dystopian fiction.

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, romance, fantasy.

The Word Fiend
Speculative fiction (fantasy, steampunk, urban fantasy, horror, science fiction), 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 YA. Within that genre I enjoy contemporary, paranormal, and some fantasy and historical novels.