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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 28, 2017

We're ringing in a new year with the books coming out in January we're most excited for. Take a listen and then let us know what books you can't wait to read in 2018!

Books mentioned in this episode

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jenkins

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

The Job of the Wasp by Colin Winnette

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J Yates

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee

Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Robots vs. Fairies

 

Even more January book releases to check out

Everless by Sara Holland

Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet

When -- The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

 

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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 25, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with some of their OverDrive coworkers and former podcast guests to find out what their favorite books of 2017 were!

 

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Interview with George Saunders available here

A Court of Wings and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

You by Caroline Kepnis

Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

DC The New Frontier by Darwin Cooke

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Secret Wife by Gill Paul

Big Mushy Happy Lumps by Sarah Andersen

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Pachinko by Min Jee Lee

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn

 

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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 21, 2017

Adam and Jill's Best Books of 2017:

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Hunger by Roxane Gay

American War by Omar El Akkad

The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Bad Romance by Heather Demitrios 

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Caraval by Stephanie

Warcross by Marie Lu

 

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

Dec 18, 2017

Today's episode is an interview with Cleveland native, Susan Orlean, author of the New York Times Bestselling book The Orchid Thief. She discusses the writing process behind the book and the movie adaptation, as well as gives us a sneak peek of the book she's currently working on.

 

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

Dec 14, 2017

On Today's Episode, Jill and Adam welcome back their good friend and romance writing treasure, Penny Reid! Penny talks about her latest books, offers some cozy mystery book recommendations and tells us about possibly the best holiday tradition ever. She also chats up her wonderful fan club/ reader group which you can join below. Adam and Jill also provide some classic book recommendations and offer a reminder to keep tagging us in your Cat and Dog social media posts for a chance to win a Kobo Aura One from us on our 200th episode!

Join Penny Reid's reader club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SharksofAwesome/

 

Books Mentioned in this episode

Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid

 

Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid

 

The Miss Fortune Mystery Series by Jana DeLeon

 

The Secret Seal Isle Mystery series by Lucy Quinn

 

Say Hello!
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.

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. 

 

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

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

 

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

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. 

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