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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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Jul 28, 2016

In today's episode Emma, Meghan and Kristin return to share the latest books they've been reading and listening to in the Mystery genre. Back by popular demand, they also provide a pretty amazing list of punny-named cozy mysteries that you're going to love. You can find links to sample and borrow all the books discussed from your library below or by visiting our Professional Book Nerds reading list.

Murder & Mystery Book Recommendations:

 

Melancholy Accidents by Peter Manseau

 

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

 

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

 

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

 

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

 

A Killer Crop by Sheila Connolly

 

Wytches by Scott Snyder

 

Bram Stoker's Dracula adopted by Michael Burgan

 

We could be Beautiful by Swan Huntley

 

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

 

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

 

The Girls by Emma Cline

 

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

 

Upcoming Books we can't wait for

 

The Trespasser by Tana French

 

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

 

End of Watch by Stephen King

 

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

 

The Last Interview by David Bowie

 

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

 

Pun-tastic Mystery Titles

 

Assault and Beret (Hat Shop Mystery Series) by Jenn McKinlay

 

Stick and Scones (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery Series) by Diane Mott Davidson

 

Going, Going, Ganache (Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series) by Jenn McKinlay

 

Curried Away (Spice Shop Mystery Series) by Gail Oust

 

The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series) by Paige Shelton

 

Roast Mortem (Coffeehouse Mystery Series) by Cleo Coyle

 

The Good, The Bad and the Guacamole (Taste of Texas Series) by Rebecca Adler

 

We'll Always have Parrots (Meg Langslow Mystery Series) by Donna Andrews

 

Éclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery) by Laura Bradford

 

Crepes of Wrath (Pancake House Mystery Series) by Sarah Fox

 

It's Your Party, Die if you Want To (Live and Di Dixie Mystery Series) by Vickie Fee

 

Shades of Earl Grey (Tea Shop Mystery Series) by Laura Childs

 

If You've Got It, Haunt It (Haunted Vintage Mystery Series) by Rose Pressey

 

If Books Could Kill (Bibliophile Mystery Series) by Kate Carlisle

 

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

 

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"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

 

Jul 25, 2016

In our 34th episode Adam interviewed Zoraida Cordova in Orlando where she was promoting her upcoming Young Adult Fantasy title, Labyrinth Lost. Zoraida shared her inspirations for this book as well as her love of mermaids and a fun story about how she learned to speak English. She also spoke about the importance of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement and offered some great diverse book recommendations.

Zoraida's reading recommendations:

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

 

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

 

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

 

Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

Say Hello!

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

 

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.

Jul 21, 2016

Our 33rd episode is packed with book recommendations as Adam is joined by Jim and Quinton in the OverDrive offices to offer up the books they've loved lately. See the list below for links to all the titles discussed on the episode.

As this was the first ever "all male" episode they also brainstormed some ideas for getting reluctant, young males into reading and they all shared their first experiences of falling in love with books. 

Book Recommendations

Preacher graphic novel series

 

Constantine (comics)

 

Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

 

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

 

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

 

Revolver by Duane Swierczynski

 

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

The Way of the Kings by Brandon Sanderson

 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

 

The Martian by Andy Weir

 

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

 

Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher

 

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

 

The books that made Adam, Quinton and Jim fall in love with reading:

 

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

The Outsiders by SE Hinton

 

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

 

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

 

Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

 

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

 

 

Jul 18, 2016

Our 32nd episoee features Dawn Kurtagich, author of And The Trees Crept In, a Young Adult psychological horror that is both breathtaking and terrifying. Dawn, however, could not be more cheerful! She spoke with Adam at the American Library Association Annual Convention in Orlando where they discussed the difficult life situations that inspire her writing, the importance of color in her life and her secret to always have a bright outlook no matter what is going on around her.

Dawn's reading recommendations:

House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski

Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine

The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman

Say Hello!

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

 

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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Jul 14, 2016

Episode Overview

Our 31st episode features Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of the The Immortals, book one in the Olympus Bound series. She shares with Adam her writing process of needing to write five days a week and all about the places she has traveled for research places. She and Adam also discuss their shared love of musicals, many of which are based on books including Bridges of Madison County, Once, and, of course, Hamilton.

 

Jordanna's reading recommendations:

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Stormlight Archive Series by Brandon Sanderson

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

 

Say Hello!

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

 

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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