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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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Dec 11, 2017

Today's episode is an interview with debut young adult author FC Yee. His book The Epic Crush of Genie Lo draws from Chinese folklore and features an incredible heroine. 

 

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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.

Dec 7, 2017

On today's episode, Jill and Adam are joined by Madeline McIntosh, the President of Penguin Publishing, to talk about their wonderful Penguin Hotline. During the holiday season, you can get book recommendations for yourself or those you're shopping for by visiting penguinhotline.com and filling out a short list of questions. Recently, we had our listeners send in their interests and Madeline provides a list of recommendations for them! Take a listen to see if yours made the list and to get some great suggested reads!

 

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Drifter by Nick Petrie

Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre

The Spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carre

Open Season by CJ Box

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

What I talk about when I talk about running by Haruki Murakami

Draw Down by Paul Hawkin

Gulp by Mary Roach

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Chicagoland Vampire series starting with "Some girls bite" by Chloe Neill

The Others series by Anne Bishop

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle

 

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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.

Dec 4, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill provide some classic Science Fiction book recommendations and then Adam chats with James S.A. Corey about Persepolis Rising, the latest installment of the wildly popular Expanse series. James S. A. Corey is actually the pen name used by collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck and they discussed their writing process, being involved in the television version of The Expanse, their favorite science fiction books, Star Wars and much more. 

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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.



Nov 30, 2017

It's our monthly top picks episode! Today, Adam and Jill discuss the December books they are most excited to read. 

 

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey

Fire on Ice by Oregonian Staff

We'll Sleep When We're Old by Pino Corrias

The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)? by Brittany Gibbons

The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg

Love, Janis by Laura Joplin

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

Es by Koji Suzuki

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Glass Town by Steven Savile 

The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien

Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener

A Lady in Shadows by Lene Kaarbelbol

The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak

House of the Sleeping Beauties by Yasunari Kawabata

Improv Nation by Sam Watson

Mad Hatters and March Hares by Ellen Datlow

The Stinky Cheese Man by John Sciezka

 

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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.

Nov 27, 2017

Today's episode is an interview with New York Times Bestselling author Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star.

 

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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.

Nov 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! We're so thankful that we get to spend time every week chatting books and we're even more thankful you all decide to listen to us! Today's episode is Adam all by himself talking about Neil Gaiman, one of his favorite authors. Of all the reading Adam has done, the author he's read the most would most likely be Mr. Gaiman. He even offers up his Top 5 Neil Gaiman novels which will definitely lead to people yelling...

Gobble Gobble!

 

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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.

Nov 20, 2017

Today's episode is a live interview with Karan Mahajan, winner of the Anisfield-Book Award which

recognizes books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity. This interview took place during Cleveland Book Week where Jill, Adam and Karan discussed his book The Association of Small Bombs, the depiction and media coverage of terrorism and much more.

 

We'd like to thank The Cleveland Foundation for asking us to be a part of this important literary event.

 

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Find us on Twitter or Instagram at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@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.

Nov 16, 2017

Andrea and Christina are back and this time they are talking with Jill about historical fiction! Along with deep diving into their shared love of Tudor history, the women also discuss World War II historical fiction and offer some young adult options as well.

Books Mentioned In This Episode: 

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Atonement by Ian MacEwan

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Outlander by Diana Galbaldon

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

Anne Boleyn, a King's Obsession by Alison Weir

Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory

The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory

The Last Tudor by Phillipa Gregory

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

Scarlet by AC Gaughen

Lady Thief by AC Gaughen

Lion Heart by AC Gaughen

Titanic the Long Night by Diana Hoh

Remembering the Titanic by Diana Hoh

The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

Dear America Series

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The First Lie by Diane Chamberlain

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

 

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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.

Nov 13, 2017

On today's episode, Jill and Adam chat with both Wendelin VanDraanen, author of the wildly popular Sammy Keyes series, and Tara Sands who does all the narration for the audiobooks! This was a unique chance to dive into the creative process of how audiobooks are made. We learn how Wendelin came up with all the wonderful characters and stories and Tara goes through her career as an actress voicing some of our childhood's most recognizable anime characters!

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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.

Nov 9, 2017

Here at OverDrive yes we're obviously book nerds and yes we obviously love audiobooks and genres of all kind... but we also LOVE comics! For the first time ever, Adam is joined by Kenny, Quinton and Jim to discuss their favorite comic book series, one offs and characters as well as what was their gateway into this incredible world. 

 

Comic Series referenced in this episode

 

Green lantern

 

Batman's Dark Knight run

 

All-Star Superman

 

Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race

 

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

 

Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb

 

Batman: Night of the Owls

 

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

 

Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan

 

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

 

R.I.P.D. by Peter Lenkov

 

Hellboy by Mike Mignola

 

The whole B.R.P.D. series

 

Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard

 

Red Sonja

 

Preacher by Garth Ennis

 

Constantine: The Hellblazer by Ming Doyle

 

Kingdom Come by Mark Waid

 

Watchmen by Alan Moore

 

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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.

Nov 6, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with Matthew Desmond, who won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Matthew shares the research and experiences that led to him writing this book and how he formed a close bond with the families he writes about. This book is incredibly important and has the ability to spark conversations about poverty in America. 

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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.

Nov 4, 2017

On today's episode, Adam chats with Jason Reynolds about his powerful children's and YA books including Long Way Down, Ghost, and Patina. They discuss the stories from his life that inspire his books and why he gets angry when people say he's "Just a children's book author."

Jason's books are beyond inspiring and his attitude towards young readers is so wonderful. You'll love this discussion and we cannot recommend his books highly enough!

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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.

Nov 2, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill recap OverDrive's Halloween extravaganza before discussing the books they're reading currently. Then, the main event: Nancy Pearl live and in our offices! Nancy visited Cleveland for some library events and took time out of her busy schedule to talk books with us because she is simply the best. Take a listen! 

Books mentioned in this episode

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

 

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

 

George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

 

In The Woods by Tana French

 

Half Magic by Edward Eager

 

Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager

 

Directorate S by Steve Coll

 

Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

 

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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.

Oct 30, 2017

On Today's episode, Jill and Adam talk about their Halloween plans and mutual love of classic candy before getting into a conversation Adam had with two-time New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco. Both of Kerri's YA thrillers, Stalking Jack the Ripper and her newest book Hunting Prince Dracula debuted on the NYT list and they are wonderful. Adam and Kerri discuss the haunted house she grew up in and how she deals with being terrified of supernatural beings through reading and writing about them. They also talk about the classic terrifying movies Fievel Goes West, Ferngully and the Labyrinth.

 

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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.

Oct 26, 2017

It's that time again! Our heroes journey out to the land of pre-pub books and offer up the ones their most excited about coming out in November. Come along, won't you! 

November Releases mentioned in this episode

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Breaking Free: How I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs by Rachel Jeffs

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

What Unites Us by Dan Rather

Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age by Leslie Berlin

Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner

Artemis by Andy Weir

Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Dark Asylum by E.S. Thomson

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young

It's All Relative by A. J. Jacobs

 

PBN Classics book suggestions in honor of National Novel Writing Month: 

Water for Elephants 

The Night Circus

 

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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.

Oct 23, 2017

On Today's episode, Adam sits down with Drew Magary, author of The Hike and contributor to GQ, Deadspin and several other sites Adam is obsessed with. They chat about the book (think modern day Iliad) as well as a myriad of topics ranging from covering sports, whether social media has been good or bad for how news is covered and whether he feels the need to have hot takes on everything that happens. They then get into the good stuff, the time Drew went on Chopped and won. Take a listen and then go read this book!

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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.

Oct 19, 2017

Last week, Adam talked Young Adult Horror with Andrea and Christina. This week, Christina and Andrea are back with Jill, along with their coworker Shannon, to discuss Adult Horror! 

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton

City Infernal by Edward Lee

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Trembley

Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

The Ruins by Scott Smith

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Claudia's Story by Ashley Marie Witter

Ramses The Damned by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice

Sleeping Beauties by Owen King and Stephen King

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

It by Stephen King

The Countess by Rebecca Johns

The Shining by Stephen King

 

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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.

Oct 16, 2017

Today's episode is an interview Adam did with young adult author Anna-Marie McLemore at Book Expo America. Anna-Marie writes fairy tale style magical realism and her latest book Wild Beauty is now available. They discuss the origin of her stories and what defines "magical realism" in her mind. Take a listen! 

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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.

Oct 12, 2017

We're getting spooky on today's episode as Adam first chats with Andrea and Christina in the office about their YA Horror recommendations before calling the queen of YA Horror, Dawn Kurtagich, to get her picks. Adam and Dawn also chat about Halloween traditions and what Dawn has been working on since we last spoke.

Books Mentioned in this episode

 

Odd & True by Cat Winters

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

The Ravenous by  Amy Lukavics

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Juliet, Immortal by Stacey Jay

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

A Madness So Discreet  by Mindy McGinnis

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

House of Ash by Hope Cook

Stalking Jack the Ripper & Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M Boughan

The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan

Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

 

Dawn Kurtagich's YA Horror picks

Such Small Hands by Andres Barba

Thornhill by Pam Smy

The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín 

Spellbook of the Lost and Foun by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

 

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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.

Oct 10, 2017

On this special BONUS Big Library Read episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast, Adam welcomes back author Chelsea Sedoti to the show. Chelsea shares the real life stories that built the story in The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, how falling down a rabbit hole on the internet can be both a blessing and a curse and why she feels readers of all ages love going back to the Young Adult genre.

You can learn all about the Big Library Read program, the world's largest digital book club, by visiting http://biglibraryread.com/

 

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@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.

Oct 9, 2017

On today's episode, Jill got to interview one of her most favorite writers ever: Tana French, author of the award winning Dublin Murder Squad series. Tana shares where her ideas come from, how she approaches each book and detective and they even talk about just what exactly happened in "In the Woods." If you're a mystery fan and haven't yet picked up any of Tana's books, do it today!

Tana's Books

In the Woods

The Likeness

Faithful Place

Broken Harbor

The Secret Place

The Trespasser 

 

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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.

Oct 5, 2017

Rarely do single books come out that the we feel the need to do an entire episode on by themselves but the Harry Potter universe is an exception they'll always make. On today's show, we're celebrating the release of the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! 

These books have played a massive part in both Jill and Adam's lives and this title is the first of the series that truly goes dark. We discuss themes of the book, what it means to us and some of our favorite scenes.

Note: The illustrated versions of the Harry Potter titles are not available on OverDrive but you can check out the very cool and brand new Hogwarts Library Collection on OverDrive thanks to our friends at Pottermore.

Oct 2, 2017

On today's episode, we harken back to to June when Jill and Adam sat down with debut author Linsey Miller at the American Library Association's annual meetings. Linsey's book Mask of Shadows is now available and *spoiler alert* IT.FRICKIN.ROCKS. 

Our trio talks all about Linsey's book, her background going from Biology student to writer and then wax poetic about their first library cards. 

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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.



Sep 28, 2017

Best day of the month! On today's episode the Nerds dive into the the new books coming out in October that they're most excited about. Spoiler Alert: There are SO. MANY. Laughs are had. Books are shared. Adam is awkward. The usual. Check out all the links below to get more information on every book discussed in this episode!

Books Mentioned in this episode:

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino

Origin by Dan Brown

The Book of Dust, Volume 1 by Philip Pullman

Homicide for the Holidays by Cheryl Honigford

It Devours! By Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir by Amy Tan

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Strange Weather by Joe Hill

What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong

Periods Gone Public by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

From a Certain Point of View

Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides

The World of Lore by  Aaron Mahnke

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Waiting for the Punch by Marc Maron

Paradox Bound by Peter Clines

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Dare Not Linger by Nelson Mandela 

Grant by Ron Chernow

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Endurance by Scott Kelly

Member of the Family: My story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman

 

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Sep 25, 2017

On today's episode, Adam sits down with author Annalee Newitz to discuss her debut novel, Autonomous. Annalee is a giant in the science and tech industry as one of the founding editors of i09.com and Gizmodo and the Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica.

Annalee shares what she's most excited about in the tech industry and the two of them geek out over The Dark Crystal prequel that's coming soon. Fans of Science Fiction will adore this book. 

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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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