7.30 Bookclub initially began as minutes of a bookclub’s monthly meeting, and morphed into a personal log in 2013.

Jan the editor of the blog is a New Zealander and former librarian. The content of the blog is reflective of her personal, often eclectic, reading tastes. She favours books by women writers and is partial to psychological thrillers, biography and paced human relationship stories.

For Jan reading has been a lifetime passion. She credits Laura Ingalls Wilder’s On the Banks of Plum Creek as the book that initially stirred her young appetite for story.

She enjoys travel and learning new things. Her blog readership has come from across the world with a strong following in New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.


Jan at Penitents’ Chapel, Les Baux-de-Provence, France