Info

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!
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Professional Book Nerds
2018
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: March, 2018
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

 

Say Hello!
Find us on Instagram 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.

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 

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.

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/

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.

Mar 19, 2018

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

 

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.

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! 

 

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.

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. 

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.

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

 

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.

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!

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.

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

 

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.

1