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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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Apr 19, 2018

On today's episode, Christina joins Adam and Jill to talk all about this year's Summer Read program! This annual program is designed to encourage students to keep reading all year long and runs June 6th - July 18th. 

Our school partners interested in participating can find more information -- including a marketing kit -- at resources.overdrive.com/summer-read 

Titles in 2018 Summer Read Program

Man Sponge Saves the Day by Sarah Wilson

The Earth Kingdom Chronicles: The Tale of Aang by Nickelodeon Publishing

The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O'Reilly

Modo: Ember's End by Arthur Slade

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by FC Yee

Camp So and So by Mary McCoy

Splinter by Sasha Dawn

 

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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.

 

Apr 16, 2018

On today's episode, Adam bonds with YA fantasy author Tricia Levenseller over their shared loved of pirates and vikings while getting into the incredible world she's created in both Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen

They discuss a pirate cruise Tricia went on as well as their mutual adoration for Pirates of the Caribbean. Join us, Maytee! 

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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.

 

Apr 12, 2018

We're back with more recommendations for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge! Today we are tackling: 

A classic of genre fiction

A book you can read in one sitting

An essay anthology

An assigned book you hated (or didn't finish)

 

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Old man and the Sea by Ernest hemingway
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson
The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Fire This Time, edited by Jesamyn Ward
Rereadings, edited by Annie Fadiman
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to have Kids, edited by Meghan Daum
Double Bind: Women on Ambition, edited by Robin Romm

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Tripods trilogy by John Christopher

Apr 9, 2018

Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by National Book Award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his re-released memoir Second Wind. Nathaniel talks about his history with sailing and what made him write Second Wind, and also discusses some of his historical books including In the Heart of the Sea.

 

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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.

Apr 5, 2018

Our friend Nancy Pearl is back with some book picks for spring! 

 

Books mentioned in this episode

Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai

 

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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.

Apr 2, 2018

On today's episode, Cleveland journalist and bestselling author stops by the office to sit down with Adam for a wide-ranging conversation about everything from being a 20 year cancer survivor, creating books out of newspaper columns and much more. They chat about how beautiful quotes stick with us and what words mean to us as readers. 

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.

 

Mar 29, 2018

On today's episode Adam is back in the office from a whole bunch of travels just in time for our April book picks! Join in as Jill and Adam get a little weird talking Zelda, Duck Tales and, of course, the books they're most excited about coming out this month!

 

Books mentioned in this episode

Circe by Madeline Miller

 

The Geraldo Show by Geraldo Rivera

 

Noir by Christopher Moore

 

My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

 

Rebound by Kwame Brown

 

Sunny by Jason Reynolds

 

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright

 

The Only Story by Julian Barnes

 

Inseparable by Yunte Huang

 

Happiness by Aminatta Forna

 

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

 

The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan

 

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

 

Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich

 

Make Trouble by Cecile Richards

 

My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

 

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

 

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

 

The Library by Stuart Kells

 

North by Scott Jurek

 

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Find us on Instagram 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.

Mar 26, 2018

Big Library Read is back! The latest pick for our global eBook club is Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha. On today's episode, Jennifer joins the Professional Book Nerds and discusses her experience living in a 100-year-old cabin, learning how to homestead and farm on the fly and raise goats. Jennifer explains how she came to live in the cabin and how it truly became the home she never knew she needed.

For more information about BLR, visit 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.

Mar 22, 2018

It's a podcast within a podcast! Adam and Jill have a conversation with Claire Handscombe, podcaster behind the Brit Lit Podcast. She is also the author of the upcoming book Unscripted. The trio discuss book trends between the US and the UK and also talk the West Wing, as Claire is a huge fan. 

Find Claire and her podcast at the following sites:

https://britlitblog.com/

https://twitter.com/BritLitPodcast

https://twitter.com/purpleclaire

You can also contribute to her Unscripted crowdfunding campaign at https://unbound.com/books/unscripted/

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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.

Mar 19, 2018

In today's episode, Adam sits down with stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter about his new book Ginger Kid

 

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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.

Mar 15, 2018

In today's episode, Jill and Adam speak with Jonathan Miles, author of Anatomy of a Miracle, the latest Sarah Jessica Parker ALA Book Club Central Pick. They discuss Jonathan's writing process, his background as a journalist, and Cleveland! 

 

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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.

Mar 12, 2018

No matter what your age, chances are you grew up reading Jane Yolen's books. She is a children's literature institution who has been compared to Aesop and Hans Christian Andersen and countless generations learned to read through her stories. 

This month, she released her 365th (!!) book and so we're celebrating a Year of Jane Yolen. Listen in as she describes the process of creating books for children of all ages and why she still loves doing it. 

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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.

Mar 8, 2018

Jill is back with Rachel, Emma, and Kristin are with some of their latest thriller and suspense picks! Many of these aren't published yet, so be sure to put them on hold now and be first in line. 

Books Mentioned In This Episode:

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
The Flight Attendant by Chris Boujion
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Boujilion
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
Bring Me Back by BA Paris
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Sometimes I Kill by Alice Feeney
The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart  Turton
Neverworld Wake by Marissa Peshl
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
Tangerine by Christine Mangan

 

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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.

Mar 5, 2018

On today's episode we FINALLY share our interview with Tomi Adeyemi, author of the YA Fantasy phenomenon, Children of Blood and Bone. Adam and Tomi discuss how the events of society inspired her stories, realizing that she was writing characters that looked nothing like her and the misconception that she is an "overnight" success. Every second of this conversation was memorable and Tomi is a generational talent in the literary world. Go read her 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.

Mar 1, 2018

It's our monthly book round up episode! Adam and Jill discuss the March books they can't wait to read and also offer some recommendations based on the books they are both currently reading.

Books Mentioned In This Episode

Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Fresh Water by Awkaeke Emezi
Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs
The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Dreadful Young Ladies and other stories by Kelly Barnhill

The Manson Women and Me by Nikki Meredith 
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen
Census by Jesse Ball
The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

 

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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.

Feb 26, 2018

Today's episode features bestselling author Carter Wilson. His latest book Mister Tender's Girl -- based on the Slenderman Stabbings -- is out now. Carter and Jill discuss Carter's writing process, comic books, and the balance that comes when writing a fictional book based on actual events. 

Interview was record on February 11, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center. 

 

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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.

Feb 22, 2018

Adam is joined by Christina (hello, Hi!), Sarah and Briana to chat about some Fantasy novels (and series) they've been loving lately and even a few coming soon they are hyped about. We've got thoughts on world building, love triangles and naming conventions... Take a listen!

Books mentioned in this episode

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Warcross by Marie Lu

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

The Age of Legends series by Kelley Armstrong

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Lunar Chronicles

The Frostblood series by Elly Blake

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

 

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Find us on Instagram 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.

Feb 19, 2018

Jill is back from Denver and ALA Midwinter, where she did several author interviews, including this one with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time

Interview was recorded on February 10, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center.

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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.

Feb 17, 2018

On today's special episode, we're interviewing the author of the Together We Read Canada book club, Dennis Bock. His novel, The Communist's Daughter, was selected by OverDrive's Canadian users as their national book club selection and we sat down with him to discuss the book. 

Together We Read is a Digital Book Club being featured through participating libraries in Canada from February 15 – March 1, 2018. The club connects readers all across Canada with the same eBook, at the same time. Simply go to your library's OverDrive website to borrow the title and join our book club conversation at https://togetherweread.com/CA/.

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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.

Feb 15, 2018

As we celebrate turning 200, we welcome back our 1st ever guest, author Marieke Nijkamp! We sat down for a live event at our home library, Cuyahoga County, to discuss her latest NY Times bestseller, Before I Let Go. Marieke goes into using setting as a character, why she creates her own towns and answers audience questions about how she knew she wanted to be a writer. 

During our intro we also announce the winners of our Cats/Dogs photo contest. Special thanks to Kobo for the Kobo Aura ONEs we were able to give away. 

Take a listen and happy reading!

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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.

Feb 12, 2018

Today's episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks. We'll be interviewing children's author Chris Ferrie and if you're looking for more children's books for your library or personal collection be sure to check out these great Sourcebooks selections:

 

Don't Push the Button! By Bill Cotter

Max at Night by Ed Vere

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty

 

You can find all of Chris Ferrie's children's books here

 

During our conversation, Chris shares how he decided to write physics books for babies and why he thinks these titles are great for youthful readers. He also explains how he breaks down the building blocks that lead to starting his books and how he creates the images as well.

 

Additional Authors and books mentioned in intro to this episode

 

Francine Rivers

Mesu Andrews

 

Jan Karon's Mitford Series

In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury

The Screwtape letters by CS Lewis

If I Run series by Terri Blackstock

Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

 

Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

 

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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.

Feb 8, 2018

They have returned! We received a bunch of great feedback last time Kenny, Quinton and Jim were on to discuss comics that we decided we should probably run this back for another hour of good, good comic chat. 

Love Comics? Prefer Manga? Never read a comic and don't know where to start? If any of these are true, we've got your back!

Titles mentioned in this episode

Mouse Guard by David Petersen

 

Flashpoint by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert

 

Brandon Sanderson's White Sand by Brandon Sanderson and Julius Gopez

 

Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

 

Blackest Night by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis

 

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

 

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks and Ibraim Roberson

 

Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files

 

Robotech series

 

Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris

 

All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

 

Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yushi Kawata

 

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli

 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

 

Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu

 

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

 

The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus

 

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura

 

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland

 

From a Certain Point of View

 

Death by Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo

 

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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.

Feb 5, 2018

On today's episode, Adam and Jill interview Malu Halasa about her novel Mother of all Pigs, middle eastern literature and taking a look at stories from a different angle than you might expect. 

Before that conversation, Christina joins Adam for the intro to hand out book recommendations and discuss audiobook listening. 

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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.

Feb 1, 2018

It's our monthly books list episode! In today's episode, Jill and Adam run down their list of February books they can't wait to read.

 

Books Mentioned In this Episode

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
Educated by Tara Westover
A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Chicago by David Mamet
The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus
In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo
Woman at 1000 Degrees by Halgrimur Helgason
The Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith

 

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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.

Jan 29, 2018

Ayobami Adebayo, the latest Book Club Central selection by Sarah Jessica Parker and the American Library Association, joins Adam all the way from Nigeria to discuss her moving novel Stay with Me. They also discuss how she built a character out of her surroundings, studying under legendary authors and that realizing that there is no perfect situation to write... you simply have to do it. 

She also offered the following African literary selections:

When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola

Longthroat Memoirs by Yemisi Aribisala

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

 

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