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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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Dec 31, 2018

On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Rebecca Hanover about her debut novel The Similars. She tells a wonderful story about high school, clones, acceptance and mystery. You're absolutely going to love it!

Dec 24, 2018

On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview NYT bestselling author Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing. They discuss her fascinating life studying wildlife in Africa and how she learned to adjust to her life upon returning. Her life has been a beautiful journey and her debut work of fiction is just as good.

Dec 20, 2018

On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview the great Charlaine Harris, well known author of the Sookie Stackhouse Chronicles, The Aurora Teagarden series, and the Midnight, Texas series, all of which have been turned into television adaptations. Charlaine called in to promote her NEW Gunnie Rose series, beginning with her latest book An Easy Death. This conversation was a joy and Charlaine is the funniest person we've ever interviewed.

 

BEFORE the interview, we announce a brand new thing we're launching for the new year: The 2019 Professional Book Nerds Reading Challenge! Be sure to listen in to hear all about it and how you can win a free reading device!

Dec 17, 2018

On today's episode, Jill chats with Ryder Carroll, inventor of the wildly popular Bullet Journal Method. He has a new book out about the practice called The Bullet Journal Method and he and Jill chat all things bujo. 

With just a couple weeks left in 2018, now is the perfect time to start thinking about 2019 and your goals and plans and to help you with those, we have a giveaway! Head on over to our Instagram @ProBookNerds for your chance to win a copy of Ryder's book The Bullet Journal Method plus the same blue Leuchtturm 1917 dot grid journal that Jill loves to use for her own bullet journal.

 

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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 13, 2018

On today's episode, Adam is joined by three of OverDrive's staff librarians to answer a few of the book request emails we've received over the last few weeks. Emma, Kristin, and Maria do not disappoint. Check out all these amazing books!

 

Books our librarians (and Adam) are reading:

 

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer

 

Historical Fiction with a Medical Slant

The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman

The Physician by Noah Gordon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

YA Poetry & Novels in Verse

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

The Dark Between Stars by Atticus

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

 

Steampunk/Dieselpunk, Modern & Urban Fantasy

The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Queen of All Crows by Rod Duncan (Book One of the Map of Unknown Things series)

The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin

 

Dark, Intense and Creepy audiobooks (based off of I'll be Gone In The Dark)

You by Caroline Kepnes

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

 

Dark Fantasy and moral ambiguity

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Furyborn by Clarie Legrand

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

The Sisters of the Winter Wood

 

Thrilling dad books!

Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, Micro)

Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Marathon Man by William Goldman

 

 

HP Read Alikes and Literary Fiction

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James (2019)

 

True Crime and books about drug dealers

The Power of the Dog trilogy by Don Winslow

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel by Dan Slater

The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum

Dec 10, 2018

Today’s episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Kari Lynn Dell whose contemporary western romance series Texas Rodeo includes Reckless in Texas, Tangled in Texas, Tougher in Texas, Fearless in Texas and the new holiday special Mistletoe in Texas. Kari brings a lifetime of personal experience as a horse trainer and rodeo competitor to her writing about the exciting, dangerous – and romantic -- world of the Texas rodeo.

 

Look for other new Sourcebooks Casablanca Christmas titles such as You Had Me at Cowboy by Jennie Marts, Cowboy SEAL Christmas by Nicole Helm, Billionaire Wolf for Christmas by Terry Spear and Cowboy Christmas Jubilee from Dylann Crush.

 

 

Dec 6, 2018

On today's episode, Robin Witten from Audiofile Magazine and the Behind the Mic podcast joins us to talk about the absolute best audiobooks of the year. Behind the Mic is a daily podcast where you can get quick audiobook recommendations across multiple genres. It's a must listen for any fellow audiobook nerd. Subscribe to it today!

Dec 3, 2018

Today's episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Katie Ruggle.

 

Katie's newest book is Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas, the first in the new Rocky Mountain Cowboy series which brings pulse-pounding romantic suspense to a cowboy’s Colorado Christmas.  

 

You’ll love the four books in her most recent series Rocky Mountain K9 Unit about K9 officers, their trusty dogs and the women they swear to protect. Track down Run to Ground, On the Chase, Survive the Night and Through the Fire.

 

Katie’s first series Search and Rescue included 6 titles about Rocky Mountain rescue divers courting danger—and each other.

 

Look for other new Sourcebooks Casablanca Christmas titles such as You Had Me at Cowboy by Jennie Marts, Cowboy SEAL Christmas by Nicole Helm, Billionaire Wolf for Christmas by Terry Spear and Cowboy Christmas Jubilee from Dylann Crush.

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