Below is a list of South African book blogs.
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).
Bibliophilia – 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: 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: Primarily YA, 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.
Genres: Mostly YA and children’s picture books, including but not restricted to indie books.
I am a school librarian in South Africa.
Genres: Romance, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, dystopian and more.
Genres: YA, royal historical fiction and murder mysteries
Fantasy Opinion – News, 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 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 Thing – Where 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.
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.
Genres: YA and South African fiction.
Simply Bookish Things – The 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 Reading – All My Amazing Reads – and Some of the Not So Amazing
Genres: YA, romance, fantasy.
The Word Fiend
Genres: 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 Reader – The musings of a Young and Avid reader
Genres: strictly YA. Within that genre I enjoy contemporary, paranormal, and some fantasy and historical novels.