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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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Jan 7, 2016

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

Featured Librarians

Jill, Todd, and Sheila

 

Intro (0:00-1:55)

 

Recent Reads (1:56-16:33)

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

 

Readers Advisory Recommendations (16:34-24:40) 

Books to celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day

Audiobook road trip recommendations for someone who likes storyteller comedians and humorous biographies like Amy Poehler's Yes Please

Books for someone who likes "wizards and stuff." Favorite series is The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher which starts with Storm Front.

  • Hounded by Kevin Hearne. Book 1 of The Iron Druid Chronicles
  • Bloodlist by P. N. Elrod. Book 1 of The Vampire Files 
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Book 1 of The Kingkiller Chronicle
  • The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima. Book 1 of The Heir Chronicles

 

Pre-Pubs and Other Books (24:41-End)

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Booked by Kwame Alexander

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Book 1 of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Series

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Notes From a Small Island  by Bill Bryson

Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

 

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"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com 

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