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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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!

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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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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 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

 

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.

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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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 25, 2018

Jill is joined by Emma, Rachel, and Kristin to discuss all of the books you should read before their adaptations appear in 2018 (or 2019, in some cases!). 

Books Mentioned In this Episode

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Puddin' by Julie Murphy
Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The First Man by James R. Hansen 
Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Big Little Lies by Liana Moriarty

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
The Sister's Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle

Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

 

Say Hello!
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"The Curtain Rises" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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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 22, 2018

Today's podcast is an interview with Ann Leckie, the only author to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award for a single title. Her latest book, Provenance, is out now.

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.

Jan 18, 2018

Our friends over at Book Riot have put out their annual Read Harder Challenge and we're going to help you find some books! 

In this episode we offer some recommendations for the following challenge items:

  • A book published posthumously 
  • True Crime
  • A book set in or about a BRICS country
  • Science fiction with a female protagonist written by a female author

Books Mentioned In This Episode

Ariel by Sylvia Plath
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

A False Report by T. Christian Miller & Ken Armstrong
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Innocent Man by John Grisham
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs
Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn
Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore
Ranger Games by Ben Blum

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Captains of the sands by Jorge Amado
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Dry White Season by Andre Brink
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Provenance by Ann Leckie
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Midnight Robber by Nala Hopkinson

 

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.

Jan 15, 2018

On today's episode, author Heather Demetrios joins the show to chat about abusive relationships, her new book Bad Romance and the world of theater nerds. They discuss creating a better understanding of emotional abuse and recovering from this difficult relationships.

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.

Jan 11, 2018

In today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with their OverDrive co-workers and former podcast guests to discuss what their reading resolutions for 2018 are! For some, it's a number of books, for others it's the type of books they are reading. We also hear how everyone plans on keeping track of what they read, be it Goodreads, a notebook, and of course there is Jill's classic spreadsheet.

Find us on Twitter @ProBookNerds or email us at professionalbooknerds @ overdrive.com to share your own reading resolutions! 

Books Mentioned In this Episode

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington
Bring Me Back by BA Paris
Celtic Tales by Kate Forrester
The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Relish by Lucy Knisley
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
Gold Dust Woman by Stephen Davis
Love, Janis by Laura Joplin
A Natural Woman by Carole King
Sprawl Trilogy by William Gibson
Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlen
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlen
Roma series by Arthur C. Clarke
Ringworld by Larry Niven
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Kissing Tolstoy by Penny
Natasha, Pierra, and the Great Comet of 1812 by Leo Tolstoy
Behave by Robert M. Sabolski
The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien
Blackdog by K.V. Johansen
$2 a day by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

 

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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 8, 2018

On today's episode, we FINALLY can share our interview with Kelly Corrigan that took place back in August at Digipalooza. Kelly joined us in front of a room of 500 librarians to discuss her new book Tell Me More for the first time ever. In this hilarious chat, you'll hear about her writing process, being a memoirist and dealing with her kids' friends reading about her life and so much more. We had a blast with Kelly and her new book is a must read! 

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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.



Jan 4, 2018

On today's episode, Jill and (an under the weather) Adam offer up some helpful ways to keep your reading goals on track in 2018. They also provide a few book recommendations, talk about the David Bowie Book Club and get excited about some Page to Screen movies coming in the next few months. 

Books mentioned in this episode

Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown 

Thornhill by Pam Smy

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux (Narrated by Billie Fulford-Brown)

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.

Jan 1, 2018

Happy New Year! We welcome in 2018 with an interview with middle grade author MarcyKate Connolly, discussing her new book Shadow Weaver. Hear Adam chat with MarcyKate about magic, world building, ideas coming to her at the most inconvenient time and her adorable pugs! 

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 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

 

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 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

 

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

Music
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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 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

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 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

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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