Elizabeth Heritage supplied this kiwi book blog list to Booksellers NZ, after completing this feature about book blogs in New Zealand. What a wealth of literary voices New Zealand has, and this isn’t comprehensive. But it will be soon, with your help. Send addition suggestions to email@example.com, or note them in comments.
New Zealand Book Council
The School Library – children’s lit focus
Talking Books Podcast
Single critic review sites
Nicholas Reid, Reid’s Reader
Barbara Murison, Around the Bookshops – children’s lit focus
Zac Harding, My Best Friends Are Books – children’s lit focus
Phillipa Werry, Children’s war books – children’s lit focus
Rebecca Styles, NZ Lit 101
Craig Sisterson, Crime Watch – crime focus
Bob Docherty, Bob’s Books Blog – children’s lit focus
Karen Tay, Reading is Bliss – book review newspaper column online
Felicity Murray, Kiwi Flora Reads – also reviews for BSNZ
Kelly Bold, Well Read Kitty – also reviews for BSNZ
Kimaya McIntosh, My Green Bookshelves – also reviews for BSNZ
Lynne Street, Red Penn Reviews – also reviews for BSNZ
Marion Dreadon, Cover Me books – also reviews for BSNZ
Desna Wallace, Booktrailers4kidsandYA
Paula Phillips, The Phantom Paragrapher
Alyson Baker, Reviews NZ fiction
The Review Curmudgeon
The Velvet Nap
My Friend Lucy – picture book focus
Ava Knowles, 9-year-old, junior fiction focus
RuAnCa – spiritual focus
Mark Pirie – poetry focus
Michael O’Leary – poetry focus
Nebula Books – science-fiction and fantasy focus
The Review Curmudgeon – Mike Reeves-McMillan
She’s A Reader – Annette
Abbey Hartevelt – Book Blogger NZ
The Groove Book Report – Tim Gruar
Elizabeth Welsh, Small Marks
Rachael King, The Sound of Butterflies
Sarah Laing, Let Me Be Frank – written & drawn
Stephen Stratford, Quote Unquote
Paula Green, NZ Poetry Shelf and NZ Poetry Box – author blog & review site
Tim Jones, Books in the Trees
Mary McCallum, O Audacious Book
Vanda Symon, Overkill – crime focus
Philippa Werry, Words Over Wellington – children’s lit focus and Going to Gallipoli – a travel blog
Melinda Szymanik, I Should Be Writing, But… – children’s lit focus
Pip Adam, Better Off Read – podcast
Tania Roxborogh, A Crown of Blood and Honour
Maureen Crisp, The Craicer Blog
Maggie Rainey-Smith, A Curious Half-Hour
Paula Morris, Trendy But Casual
Ashleigh Young, Eyelash Roaming
Giovanni Tiso, Bat Bean Beam
Sarah Jane Barnett, The Red Room
Elizabeth Knox, knoxon
Harvey Molloy, Notebook
Mary Brock Jones
Woelf Dietrich – fantasy author
VUP, These Rough Notes – publisher blog
Robbie Burton, publisher – Publisher of Potton & Burton
Christchurch City Libraries blog
Page & Blackmore Booksellers, Touchdown
Auckland City Libraries, Books in the City
The Free Range Book Club
National Poetry Day blog – poetry focus
Poetry Archive of NZ Aotearoa – poetry focus
Multi-critic review sites
The Spinoff – Books site
Writers Plot Readers Read
RadioNZ, The Wireless – news & reviews, not just books
Landfall Review Online – online version of print publication, free to view
New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa – online version of print publication, last four issues behind paywall, archive free to view
Maria Gill and Lorraine Orman, KidsBooksNZ
The Horoeka Reading Grant
The Lumiere Reader – not just books
NZ Booklovers – multi-critic review site
broadsheet – poetry
Book news sites
Graham Beattie, Beattie’s Book Blog
RadioNZ, The Wireless
Booksellers NZ Book News page
Beattie’s Cookbook Blog
Tuesday Poem – NZ poetry hub
Debbie Cowens’ author blog: http://debbiecowens.blogspot.com
Author blog: http://bjharveyauthor.blogspot.co.nz/
Book blog: https://abbeys1clickblog.wordpress.com/
Thank you – this is brilliant!
Anna Smaill, novelist & poet (http://www.annasmaill.com/), Lawrence Patchett, Three Things (http://www.lawrencepatchett.com/three-things), Matt Bialostocki, bookseller + photographer + personal reviewer (http://mattbialostocki.com/), Bill Nelson, poet (http://thisiswriting.blogspot.co.nz/), Hinemoana Baker (http://www.hinemoana.co.nz/blog) – for starters!
Thanks! Will add these and others Monday!
My author blog Explore Discover Nature includes my nature observations http://explorediscovernature.blogspot.co.nz and I also write Book-Ed an occasional blog on education and books http://gilliancandler.co.nz/book-ed-blog/
Thanks Gillian I will add on Monday.
What a great list of new blogs for me to follow!
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I have a book blog and I came 5th in the world for best librarian-run book blogs and have had a Yahoo Lifestyle article about my blog – The Phantom Paragrapher @ http://www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com
Wow, that’s very well done Paula, I have just added your blog. Thank you.
I have a single-critic review site: http://mikerm.blogspot.com
Also an author site: http://csidemedia.com/gryphonclerks
Thanks for compiling these!
My author blog is here: https://antonymillen.com/ or, more specifically, here: https://antonymillen.com/blog/
I’m based in Oamaru and I’d love it if my blog could be added to this list. I review Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror books and also interview authors. (I’ve interviewed independent or retired authors and bigger and relevant names like Neal Asher.) https://nebulabooks.wordpress.com/
Not a problem, can you let me know your name too, so I can attribute it correctly! cheers, Sarah
My name is Adrian McCauley though I use Nebula Books as my online pseudonym as well.
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I have an author blog here: https://woelfdietrich.com
Apart from talking about writing and about my own releases, I also do reviews and interviews now and then. I have a weekly editorial where I showcase fantasy artists.
It would be awesome if you could add me.
Hi Woelf, happy to add you. cheers, Sarah
This is great! I didn’t realise NZ had so many people doing book blogs! I know this post is old but I’m going to humbly request that my own blog be added if possible. It’s http://www.shesareader.com
No problem Annette.
How can I promote my autobiography http://www.priority-one.co.nz I am one of the only NZ Paramedics to write an autobiographical account
I have a book review blog called Book Blogger NZ in which I mainly review and promote books by New Zealand and overseas writers. Would love it if you could add it to your list of blogs. The link is https://bookbloggernz.blogspot.co.nz
Thanks Abbey – I have added you to this list. cheers, Sarah
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I have a site for readers and writers at http://www.writersideoflife.com with a New Zealand and literary fiction focus. So many great New Zealand book bloggers here!
This is a great resource. Can you add me too? https://mytrademe.blogspot.com
I review books that I offer for sale on Trade Me and elsewhere. Thanks
And then there’s me at writeintolife.com. Thanks for the list!
Hello, I think BookieMonster might have been hacked. The link from here goes to a site that’s all about lifestyle (house cladding, wine &c but not book reviews).
Oh dear – you are very right about that. I haven’t checked these links in some time, but will have to one day I see. Thank you for this – I’ve removed it.
Yes, it’s a shame. I hope the blog owner can recover the site somehow. (It’s something we all worry about).
I love reading. This is a very informative article!!