What is WITC?

We are a site for WITCbers and booklovers, offering introductions and reviews of the latest in literary contemporary fiction. We feature WITCs and their views and activities, and provide a link for WITCs to communicate with each other.

Why a WITC link?

If you’re a member of a WITC you’ll know that when you meet other people from other WITCs, that everybody loves to compare what they do, the books they are reading and what they have loved or hated. On WITC we want to allow WITCs, from New Zealand and around the world, to tell each other about themselves and what they are reading..

What books do we cover?

We offer reviews of books that WITCs generally love to read – mainly recent literary contemporary fiction. Because the site is run from New Zealand (know where that is?) there is a bit of a focus on New Zealand and Australian literature, as well as generally available international books.

There are many book websites out there that cover the broad spectrum of books – nonfiction, science fiction, mystery, romance and historical etc, but we have often found it frustrating to find information and recommendations on the very latest and best in recent fiction.

Because we get inundated with books from anywhere and everywhere, we tend to stick to books that are published by known publishers, are widely available (particularly in NZ and Aust.) and are of interest to book club readers. Apologies to the many authors who are struggling to get coverage for their self published books.