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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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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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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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 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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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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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 21, 2017

On today's episode, Jill and Adam talk about Banned Books Week, the National Books Awards and their newfound love of the the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Lootcrate. Below, you'll find all the books we discussed as well as the full Banned Books and National Book Award longlist collections from OverDrive.com:

 

OverDrive's Banned Books Week collection

 

The full National Book Awards longlist collection

 

2016's most challenged books

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Make Something up by Chuck Palahniuk

Big Hard Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings

George by Alex Gino

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki

 

Banned books that Adam and Jill will be reading during Banned Books Week

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

 

National Book Award longlist titles mentioned in the episode

 

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Locking Up Our Own by James Forman, Jr.

 

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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 18, 2017

On today's episode, Adam sits down with Ben Blum who wrote the recently released Ranger Games. Ben's book is a nonfiction recounting of his cousin's life as he prepared to become an Army Ranger since he was a child only to be arrested the week before his deployment for robbing a bank. Ben goes into the indoctrination of Rangers as well as what led to Alex's crime and the aftermath. This book is incredibly important and is getting LOTS of buzz and it's entirely deserved. 

 

Today (Sept 18) is also Read an eBook Day so share why you love eBooks on social media using the hashtag #eBookLove for a chance to win a Kobo Aura ONE from OverDrive! Learn more at http://readanebookday.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.

Sep 16, 2017

Last weekend, Jill and Adam both watched the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT and loved it so much they decided to talk about it -- both the film, the book it is based on, and a little bit about the original TV miniseries. 

SPOILER ALERT for anyone who hasn't read the book or seen the movie yet!

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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 14, 2017

In today's episode, Jill is joined by Melissa, Megan, and Briana to talk about a genre they all love: memoirs! From celebrity memoirs like Eddie Izzard's "Believe Me" to a behind-the-scenes peek at the romance publishing business with "Romance Is My Day Job" by Patience Bloom to the difficult but necessary books of kidnapping survivors like Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard, this episode has a little bit of everything for readers. 

 

Books Mentioned In Today's Episode

From cradle to stage by Virginia Hanlon Grohl

I Can't Make This Up by Kevin hart

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell

Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Believe Me by Eddie Izzard

Vacationland by John Hodgman

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

Spoiler Alert by Michael Ausiello

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Keys by DJ Kahlad

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

Morgue by Vince DiMaio

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughtey

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughtey

Romance Is My Day Job by Patience Bloom

Crack the Cube by Ian Scheffler

I Will Find You by Joanna Connors

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

My Story by Elizabeth Smart

Hope by Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

On Writing by Stephen King

Growing Up Fisher by Joely Fisher

North by Scott Jurek

Unqualified by Anna Faris

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hunger by Roxane Gay

We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden

The Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

 

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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 11, 2017

On today's episode, Adam sits down with author Adrian J. Walker and they instantly bond over their shared love of running, dogs and the dystopian genre that Adrian writes in. They discuss his books, The End of the World Running Club and The Last Dog on Earth as well as dealing with the tragic loss of heroes we may have never even met. 

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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 7, 2017

Our friend Nancy Pearl is back with some book recommendations! 

Nancy's Recommendations

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

The Blue Hour by Laura Pritchett

Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo

 

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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 4, 2017

On Today's episode we finally get to share an amazing chat we had with E. Lockhart back in the Spring to promote both We Were Liars and her new release Genuine Fraud! We also discussed Broadway musicals and her inspiration for becoming a writer. We also touch on why she thinks adults still love YA books (us included) and so much more. Enjoy!

 

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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 31, 2017

It's our favorite episode of the month! Today we're talking about the new books coming out in September we can't wait to read. Jill and Adam go back and forth discussing September's big new releases for the first half of today's show but we also give you some bonus content! We break down the season finale of Game of Thrones and try to decide if it was as good as the internet seems to think it was. 

After you listen, let us know what books you're most excited for this month!

Books mentioned in this episode:

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Liner Notes by Loudon Wainwright, III

Warcross by Marie Lu

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

The Man from the Train by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

In the Dark by E. Nesbit

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Wizard's Cookbook by Aurelia Beaupommier

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen 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.

 

Aug 28, 2017

On today's episode, Adam sits down with Jack Gantos, who has written books for readers of all ages. The conversation focuses on Jack's latest work, Writing Radar, in which he details all the ways aspiring writers can set themselves up for success. We also discuss the many twists and turns his life has taken, including getting caught for helping traffic drugs and how this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. 

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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 24, 2017

Half an hour after peak viewing time of the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Jill sat down with three of her colleagues (including first time caller, long time listener Bob) to discuss science fiction! From hard science fiction to dystopian fiction to everything in between.  

 

Books Mentioned in Today's episode

Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

The Martian by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson 

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones

The Last One by Alexandra Olivia

Red Rising series by Pierce Brown

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jamison

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'engle

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Provenance by Ann Leckie

He, She and It by Marge Piercy

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdhrich

 

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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 21, 2017

On today's episode, Adam chats with his favorite debut author of 2017, Amanda Foody! Amanda is the author of Daughter of the Burning City which Adam lovingly describes as a YA-Fantasy Carnival Freak Show Murder Mystery. That's a lot of words...

Amanda takes us through building her worlds, determining how magic works in these and explains why this incredible fantasy is a standalone novel. After taking a listen we absolutely implore you to get this book. It's magical and dark and mysterious and all and all wonderful.

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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 17, 2017

On today's episode, Adam is joined by frequent friends of the pod (and 2/3rds of the 3-headed Sass Monster) Andrea and Christina. The three of them hand out bunches of book recommendations that would best be categorized as falling under Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery AND/OR Romance. They talk diverse books, fan fiction, Andrea's birthday and the fact that since the birth of her child she's been reading some DARK novels.

Books mentioned on this episode:

The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

 

Hush by John Hart

 

The Last Child By John Hart

 

One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

 

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

 

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

 

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

 

Magic City by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

The Pigeon Man by Joel Edward Stein

 

The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

 

The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick

 

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

 

I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

 

The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

 

Big Little Lies by Lane Moriarty

 

The 6 Tudor Queens series by Allison Weir

 

The Clipped Wings Series by Helena Hunting

 

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbelestier

 

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

 

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

 

Fragile by Jandra Sutton

 

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

 

Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

 

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

 

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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 14, 2017

On today's episode, Adam chats with the incredible Brandy Colbert. Brandy's well known for her debut novel Pointe and her latest book Little & Lion was just released. Brandy and Adam discuss diversity in YA novels, the importance of being able to find characters like yourself in books and what goes into creating her characters. 

We can't recommend Little & Lion enough. It's an incredibly powerful book about understanding and the strength of family bonds. Give 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.

Aug 10, 2017

As a librarian who loves fantasy novels, Jill naturally loves fantasy novels that feature a fantastic library! For today's episode she's giving a rundown on some of her favorite fantasy libraries and librarians. 

Share your own favorite fantasy libraries by emailing us at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com or find us on Twitter @ProBookNerds

 

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

The Kingkiller Chronicle series by Patrick Rothfuss

The Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde

The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman

Discworld series by Terry Prachett

Sandman series by Neil Gaiman

 

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"Buddy" and "Epic" 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 7, 2017

On today's episode, Adam sits down with the incredible and wildly popular bestselling author Meg Cabot. Meg is best known for her Princess Diaries series and she's written 8- books in total, having sold over 25 million copies. Meg is promoting her latest book Royal Crush but we touch on all of her work as she's written books for readers of all ages. 

Meg shares her experiences of struggling before finally getting published, writing under pen names and being persistent in her craft. She also tells us how she stays motivated to create as much content she does and informs us of a project she's working on that she hasn't told anyone else about yet!

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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.

Aug 3, 2017

The calendar has turned to a new month which means we get to share our picks for the top books of August! Join us as we dive into the new releases coming this month we're most excited for including everything from bestsellers to debut authors, fiction and nonfiction alike! We're crossing all genres here so there is something for everything. Be sure to connect with us and share your favorite new books as well. Our TBR list can never be too long...

Books mentioned in this episode:

Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

 

The Address by Fiona Davis

 

America 51 by Corey Taylor

 

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

 

Hail to the Chin by Bruce Campbell and Craig Sanborn

 

Sour Grapes by Jenny Zhang

 

Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

 

Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel Wilson

 

The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker

 

The Half-Drowned King by Lianna Hartsuyker

 

Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert

 

The Readymade Thief by August Rose

 

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

 

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun

 

Solo by Kwame Alexander

 

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

 

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

 

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

 

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

 

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

 

I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers

 

The Kelloggs by Howard Markel

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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