FAQ

Why did you create this blog?

Glad you asked! I created this blog because I love giving the world unsolicited advice about what to read. Also, I’m turning 30, and I wanted to post something a little more interesting about it than “Thanks for all the birthday wishes, Facebook friends.”

Where did you come up with the idea for this blog?

Oh, I found another list on the internet with a similar title, and I thought the list was kind of random and annoying. So I thought, why not create my own list?

Will I still enjoy these books if I am over 30?

Yes, I believe so. These books are good for grown-up people of any age (and some of them are good for younger people, too). A lot of them have to do with how I’ve grown up over the past decade, how my understanding of the world has grown, that kind of thing.

You forgot [insert title here].

Yep. This list is not a comprehensive list of all the best books ever, or all the best books I’ve read. It’s a list of some of the best darn stuff I’ve read between the time I graduated from college and my 30th birthday, though. However, I would not hesitate to recommend these 30 books to most people (if they sound like the type of thing you’d like). They are all really good.

Why aren’t you going to keep blogging after your birthday?

I got too much other stuff to do.

What keeps you so busy?

I am an editor. Specifically, I am the managing editor for Response magazine.

Hey, did you write a book?

Sort of! I edited a collection of personal essays called Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical. Editing a book is like telling people what to read, in a way. So I enjoyed it very much.

How can I donate to support your blog?

Well, part of the reason I’ve been lucky enough to read all these great books is that I got to go to college and read great books and talk about them with smart people. What could be better? Well, I now work at a University, and I get to support the work of professors who are helping shape people’s minds with books. I can’t imagine anything better. So, I invite you to give to support university student scholarships, to help make college more affordable for more people. Because, as we all know, it’s expensive, but totally worth it.

Did you make up these questions and ask them to yourself?

Yes.

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