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We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Every title discussed is available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!
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Mar 31, 2016

Episode Overview

In today's episode we are talking about two of our favorite non-fiction categories: feminist/women's studies titles and true crime! We also talk about all of the recent non-fiction books of all genres that we've read and the forthcoming books that have us super excited. In our intro, Adam shares some celebrity memoirs that he has recently read and enjoyed.

Share your own favorite women's studies and true crime titles by finding OverDrive on Facebook at facebook.com/OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter @OverDriveLibs or you can email the podcast directly at feedback@overdrive.com 

 

Featured OverDrive Staff

Jill, Cindy, and Rachel K.

 

Intro (0:00-2:44)

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin 

 

Big Library Read (2:45-5:49)

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

The Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

American Wife by Taya Kyle

 

Recent Reads (5:50-18:59)

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

Attempting Normal by Marc Maron

A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold

I Will Find You by Joanna Connors

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansarai

At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell

 

Feminist Studies/Women's Issues (19:00-23:09)

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

 

True Crime (23:10-32:29)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth

Pretty Little Killers by Daleen Berr

My Story by Elizabeth Smart

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Finding Me by Michelle Knight

Hope by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinnis

The Innocent Killer by Michael Griesbach

Worse than the Devil by Dean A. Strang

The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin

 

Forthcoming Titles and Other Books (32:30-End)

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West

Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Porcelain by Moby

Paper by Mark Kurlansky

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Longitude by Dava Sobel

Zero by Charles Seife

Mauve by Simon Garfield

A Mind of its Own by David M. Friedman

Grunt by Mary Roach

Maximum Security Book Club by Mikita Brottman

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough

The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt

The Arm by Jeff Passan

Becoming Grandma by Lesley Stahl

 

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Podcast Overview

We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter

Mar 24, 2016

Episode Overview

Book adaptations on the big and small screen are all the rage and several upcoming films have the OverDrive staff super excited. In this week's episode, Adam and Jill discuss their favorite page to screen titles, share favorites from some OverDrive users, and also talk about the upcoming adaptations they are most anxious to see.

Share your own favorite Page to Screen titles by finding OverDrive on Facebook at facebook.com/OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter @OverDriveLibs or you can email the podcast directly at feedback@overdrive.com 

 

Featured OverDrive Staff

Jill and Adam

 

Titles Discussed in this episode 

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

The BFG by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption from Different Seasons by Stephen King

IT by Stephen King

The Green Mile by Stephen King

Cujo by Stephen King

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen King

Carrie by Stephen King

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Let the Right One In (book) by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One In (foreign film)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Martian by Andy Weir

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Giver (book) by Lois Lowry 

The Giver (movie)

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett 

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

 

Music

"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com 

 

Podcast Overview

We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter

Mar 17, 2016

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@overdrive.com 

 

Episode Overview

 

Recently, local Cleveland author Dr. Lisa Damour stopped by the OverDrive offices to chat with Adam about her latest book Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood. She and Adam discuss the difficulties of raising young girls in the social media age and offers advice to parents concerned about their own daughters. But even if you aren't a parent of a teenage girl, we've all been teenagers and the book's subject matter is relevant for readers of all ages. 

Lisa's own personal book recommendation is My Early Life by Winston Churchill.

 

Music

"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

 

Podcast Overview

We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter

Mar 10, 2016

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at facebook.com/OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter @OverDriveLibs and email the podcast directly at feedback@overdrive.com 

 

Episode Overview

In today's episode we are talking all things Mystery! From cozy mysteries to suspense thrillers to everything in between, the Mystery genre features a multitude of sub-genres and the OverDrive staff librarians all have their favorite titles. Like our Romance episode, we also discuss clever punny titles that come out of this genre.

Our intro includes some emails in response to our recent Science Fiction and Fantasy episode with additional recommendations for our listeners. Email us at feedback@overdrive.com with your own comments and recommendations. 

 

Featured OverDrive Staff

Jill, Emma, Meghan, and Kristin 

 

Intro (0:00-6:14)

Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Red Mars, Blue Mars, and Green Mars  by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Warlord of the Air by Michael Moorcock

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross, Book 1 of the The Steampunk Chronicles

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason, Book 1 of the The Stoker and Holmes series

 

Recent Reads (6:15-15:49)

The Siren by Kiera Cass

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio

Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott 

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin

What Remains of Me by Ann Marie Lee

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed by Bruce Coville

 

Cozy Mysteries and Favorite Punny Titles (15:50-25:50)

Murder She Wrote by Jessica Fletcher

Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton

Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith

Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander

Gourdfellas by Maggie Bruce

A Killer in the Rye by Delia Rosen

Fry Me a Liver by Delia Rosen

From Herring to Eternity by Delia Rosen

As Gouda as Dead by Avery Aames

For Chedder or Worse by Avery Aames

To Brie or Not to Brie by Avery Aames

Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames

The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames

The Diva Runs out of Thyme by Krista Davis

One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun

Wish You Were Here by Rita May Brown

 

Suspense and Thrillers (25:51-32:34)

The Likeness by Tana French

In the Woods by Tana French

The Secret Place by Tana French

Blood on the Snow by Jo Nesbo

Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Book 1 in the Millennium series 

The Bat by Jo Nesbo, Book 1 in the Harry Hole series

 

Unreliable Narrators (32:35-40:55)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica 

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, Book 1 of Cormoran Strike series

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith, Book 3 of Cormoran Strike series

 

Books Coming Soon (40:56-End)

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

End of Watch by Stephen King

 

Music

"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com 

 

Podcast Overview

We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter

Mar 3, 2016

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@overdrive.com 

 

Episode Overview

Today's podcast is a special episode related to the first Big Library Read pick of 2016. A couple of times a year, OverDrive offers users an opportunity to take part in a global book club through their library and this time the book choice is American Sniper by Chris Kyle, the man regarded as the most lethal sniper in United States Military History.

Big Library Read officially kicks off March 17th and in anticipation of the event, Adam sat down with Chris Kyle's widow Taya Kyle, who has written her own memoir, American Wife. Taya shares stories about her experiences as a military wife and what prompted Chris to write his book. She also discusses the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which assists service members, first responders, and their families.

For more information about Big Library Read visit www.BigLibraryRead.com 

For more information about Chris Kyle Frog Foundation visit www.ChrisKyleFrogFoundation.org 

 

 

Music

"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com

 

Podcast Overview

We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter

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