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Professional Book Nerds

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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Aug 29, 2016

In our last interview from the American Library Association meetings in Orlando, Adam sits down with debut author, Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett. Adam and Chelsea discuss a shared love of the Midwest before diving into Chelsea's creative process, her experience with book signings and the Young Adult community as a whole and how she likes to spend her time when she's not writing. She also confesses her love of Sweet Valley High and the books of Christopher Pike. 

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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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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.

Aug 25, 2016

Well hello there! Today we have a big ol' list of book recommendations for fans of Young Adult and New Adult titles. Adam is joined by his good friends (and avid readers) Christina, Andrea and Sydney who share their recent reads and chat about the mass appeal of Young Adult and New Adult titles. You can find every title they mention below or by visiting https://www.overdrive.com/collections/9320/the-professional-book-nerds-podcast-reading-list.

Reading Recommendations:

99 Days by Katie Cotugno

 

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

 

The Man in the High Castle

 

American Girls by Alison Umminger

 

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

 

Rebel Magisters by Shanna Swendson

 

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

 

Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott

 

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

 

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

 

The Paper Princess by M. C. Beaton

 

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

 

Pivot Point by Kasie West

 

Lion Heart by A. C. Gaughen

 

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

 

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

 

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

 

Say Hello!

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

 

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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.

Aug 22, 2016

We've all heard stories -- real and fictional -- about women kidnapped and held captive for years but what happens after they escape? That's the question Hollie Overton sets out to answer in her book Baby Doll. For her book, Hollie used her real-life experience as a twin and she also talks to Adam about her experiences as a television writer! 

 

Say Hello!

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.

Aug 18, 2016

Today we have two newcomers to the podcast in Sydney and Tiffany who join Adam to chat about what else...books of course! They offer up the books they're excited about and their favorite recent reads. Both Sydney and Tiffany are former teachers so they dive into the books their kids really enjoyed and they even provide their "desert island" recommendations. Strangely neither of them picked a survival book...

 

Reading Recommendations 

 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

 

Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

 

The Collectors by Phillip Pullman

 

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

 

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

 

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

 

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

 

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

 

We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

 

The Trespasser by Tana French

 

Lightless by C. A. Higgins

 

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

 

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

 

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

 

Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes

 

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Tayler

 

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.

Aug 15, 2016

We've got Olympic Fever and the only prescription is an interview with the resplendent Megan Abbott! In addition to being a former Librarian and a true champion of libraries, Megan Abbott's most recent book, You Will Know Me, is a suspenseful thriller about a talented gymnastics team with a dark secret. Whether you're a fan of Megan's previous books, mysteries or Olympic sports (we happen to be all 3) you're going to love both this conversation and You Will Know Me!

 

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.

Aug 11, 2016

Everyone loves to laugh, right? You totally do. So in this episode Adam is joined by Melissa to discuss their favorite comedic audiobooks. They begin with their all time favorites before moving on to the audiobooks their excited to listen to in the near future. They end the episode with a conversation about the audiobooks they wish existed. There are a lot of them...

You can borrow and sample every book discussed (well, the real ones) at https://www.overdrive.com/explore

Comedic Audiobooks sure to make you laugh

 

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

 

Billy Crystal - Still Foolin' Em

 

Is Everyone Hanging out without me? By Mindy Kaling

 

Bossypants by Tina Fey

 

Food by Jim Gaffigan

 

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

 

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney

 

Almost Interesting by David Spade

 

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

 

You'll Grow Out of it by Jessi Klein

 

Kanye West Owes Me $300 by Jensen Karp

 

Born Standing up by Steve Martin

 

That is All by John Hodgman

 

Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black

 

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

 

I Must Say by Martin Short

 

Party of One by Dave Holmes

 

Shrill by Lindy West

 

 

The Parks and Rec recs…

 

Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption by Nick Offerman

 

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

 

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

 

Stories I only tell my friends by Rob Lowe

 

 

Audiobooks we want to listen to:

 

I'm just a person by Tig Notaro

 

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

 

Where am I Now? By Mara Wilson

 

Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham

 

You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson

 

Scrappy Little Notebook by Anna Kendrick

 

Thanks for the Money by Joel McHale

 

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.

Aug 8, 2016

In this episode Jill returns for our intro with Adam! The actual episode is an interview with Duane Swierczynski, author of the crime novel, Revolver, which is about the murder of two cops and their family efforts to solve the mystery. The story is told over three timelines and the generations of the families living during those times as they struggle to come to grips with what really happened.

Duane also shared where his inspiration comes from as well as the different processes he goes through when writing novels compared to writing comics, which he is also well known for. 

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.

Aug 4, 2016

In today's episode Jill chats with Christina and Sarah about why they all love Dystopian books and what makes these titles so enchanting. They also discuss the idea of Utopias and if they can exist without dystopias being a part of the world. Naturally, they also have loads of book recommendations as well. Be sure to check out overdrive.com for a complete Professional Book Nerds reading list to sample and borrow all the titles they discussed! 

Reading Recommendations:

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

 

Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott

 

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

 

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

 

Children of Men by P.D. James

 

Matched by Allie Condie

 

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

 

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

 

The Selection by Kiera Cass

 

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

 

Prince of Thornes by Mark Lawrence

 

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

 

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

 

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Dyvis

 

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

 

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

 

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.

Aug 1, 2016

On the 36th episode of the pod, Adam chats with debut author, Nathan Hill. The Nix, which comes out August 30th, explores the resilience of love and home, especially in times of radical change. Nathan shares his love of libraries and choose your own adventure books and also discusses how a book can provide a different outcome for every reader depending on how you go into the story.

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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