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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.

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.
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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.

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Ep. #347 - Cadwell Turnbull, author of THE LESSON

6/17/2019
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On today's episode, Adam chats with Cadwell Turnbull about his novel The Lesson, which comes out June 18th. This story about an advanced race of aliens coming to The U.S. Virgin Islands explore colonialism and the history of an oft-overlooked part of the world. Today's episode is sponsored by Blackstone Publishing. In addition to The Lesson, here are two more great books to check out from Blackstone: -ANOTHER LIFE by Robert Haller (June 4, 2019) Description: Set during one summer in a...

Duration:00:47:08

Ep. #346 - Big Library Read is back with author LP Fergusson

6/15/2019
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On today's episode, Adam chats with LP Fergusson, author of A Dangerous Act of Kindness, which was selected as the latest Big Library Read global ebook club title. They discuss her upbringing as a child with two parents who fought in WWII, how her childhood and her local libraries inspired this historical fiction, and not judging individuals for the acts of the many. About the Big Library Read Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program through your library...

Duration:00:30:01

Ep. #345 - PRIDE Month Picks!

6/13/2019
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On today's episode, Adam and Jill are back in the same room finally and are handing out some wonderful LGBTQIA book recommendations for PRIDE month and beyond! Books mentioned in this episode Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian Gentleman Jack by Anne Chrome Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu The Stonewall Reader, edited by NYPL Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy Gender Queer by Maia...

Duration:00:17:45

Ep. #344 - Interview with Blake Crouch

6/10/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with bestselling author Blake Crouch about his new book Recursion. They discuss false memories, the reality of time, and even the Berenstain Bears. Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter 2019. Music: 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...

Duration:00:25:49

Ep. #343 - Sarah Enni!

6/6/2019
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On today's episode, Adam interviews Sarah Enni in New York City about her debut novel Tell Me Everything! Sarah also hosts the wonderful First Draft podcast where she interview authors and they discuss how this experience has affected her writing and her publishing life. They also get into their shared appreciation for creating stories through human connections.

Duration:00:44:00

Ep. #342 - Interview with bestselling author Jennifer Weiner!

6/3/2019
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Today's interview is one Jill did with the immensely popular author, Jennifer Weiner about her new book MRS EVERYTHING. The book covers multiple decades and the pair discuss Jennifer's research process, the idea of "chick lit" and how Jennifer's mom inspired this book. Music: 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...

Duration:00:45:22

Ep. #341 - June's Biggest Books

5/30/2019
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It's almost June which means it's time for Adam and Jill's monthly roundup of books to read this month. Books Mentioned In This Episode: Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo Recursion by Blake Crouch Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim The Grand Dark by Richard Kadrey The Girl In...

Duration:00:21:48

Ep. #340 - Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling author

5/27/2019
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On today's episode, Adam chats with Ali Benjamin about her latest novel, The Next Great Paulie Fink. The book is all about how storytelling can shape an individual, how we experience stories, and how we relate them to others. Adam and Ali discuss finding oneself in stories, and the various forms of storytelling throughout history. Today’s episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Visit https://thegreatcoursesplus.com/probooknerds to unlock a free month of unlimited access to their...

Duration:00:40:29

Ep. #339 - Brian Jay Jones!

5/23/2019
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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Brian Jay Jones, the award-winning biographer whose latest book Becoming Dr. Seuss is now available. They discuss the life of Theodore Geisel both before and after becoming the cultural phenomenon that is Dr. Seuss. They also discuss Jim Henson, George Lucas, and the monumental content they've created for generations of fans.

Duration:00:49:27

Ep. #338 - Recent Reads and Game of Thrones Finale Thoughts

5/20/2019
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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share the books they've enjoyed recently before getting into their big thoughts after watching the Game of Thrones finale. What they think might surprise you! Today’s episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/probooknerds to unlock a free month of unlimited access to their entire library of lectures from professors and experts! No matter your interest, they have something incredible for you to discover and...

Duration:00:33:22

Ep. #337 - Books Behind Bars: Titles Set In Prison

5/16/2019
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Jill has a new memoir coming out on July 2 called Reading Behind Bars which is all about her experiences as a prison librarian. In today's episode, along with talking about her book she also discusses some other books set in prison. Her list includes fiction, nonfiction, and titles written from prison. To get a sneak peek of Jill's book Reading Behind Bars, visit her website at https://www.jillgrunenwald.com/sneak-peek Books Mentioned In This Episode: Reading Behind Bars by Jill...

Duration:00:29:12

Ep. #336 - Interview with Karen Russell

5/13/2019
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In today's episode, Jill interviews author Karen Russell about her new short story collection Orange World and Other Stories. They discuss the differences in writing short fiction v. a novel and how she organized the collection. Interview was recorded at ALA Midwinter 2019 in Seattle, WA. Today's episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Visit thegreatcoursesplus.com/probooknerds to unlock a free month of unlimited access to their entire library of lectures from professors and...

Duration:00:30:17

Ep. #335: Recent Reads and how books helped me fight depression

5/9/2019
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On today's episode, Adam chats about his recent book festival travels before discussing the books he's enjoyed recently. Then, he gets into how he overcame depression last year by focusing on stories in the books he was reading.

Duration:00:30:55

Ep. #334 - Kim Michele Richardson

5/6/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Kim Michele Richardson about her new book The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Inspired by the true story of the Blue People of Kentucky, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek looks at the fierce pack horse librarians and the impact they had on a isolated community. Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter 2019 in Seattle.

Duration:00:21:27

Ep. #333 - Alafair Burke

5/2/2019
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On today's episode, Adam chats with Alafair Burke who was in town for a library event! They discuss her latest thriller The Better Sister, how she uses tension from the criminal justice system to up the stakes for family dramas, and what it's like getting to work with Mary Higgins Clark.

Duration:00:35:39

Ep. #332 - Fiona Barton

4/29/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with bestselling author Fiona Barton about her latest book The Suspect. They discuss Fiona's writing process, along with her decision to make a journalist the investigator in her novels. Music: 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...

Duration:00:22:00

Ep. #331 - May's Biggest new books!

4/25/2019
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~It's gonna be MAYYYY~ Sorry, Justin. Today we're talking about the books we're most excited about that are coming out in May (oh my god, it's May)... You know the drill. Books Mentioned in this episode The Farm by Joanne Ramos The Bride Test by Helen Hoang The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla & Chimene Suleyman Cari Mora by Thomas Harris Middlegame by Seanan McGuire The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs Kingsbane by Claire LeGrand Biloxi by Mary Miller Becoming Dr. Seuss...

Duration:00:30:42

Ep. #330 - Helen Ellis, author of Southern Lady Code

4/22/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Helen Ellis about her new book Southern Lady Code. Helen shares what it was like writing essays based on her real life and why she loves the Libby app so much! Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter. Music: 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...

Duration:00:31:33

Ep. #329 - Chill with the return of our Summer Reading Program

4/18/2019
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On today's episode, Adam returns from LA to chat with Christina about the upcoming OverDrive Summer Reading Program! She breaks down the awesome collection available to our school and library partners and then dives into the titles she's most excited about. You can find the Summer Reading Program page with complete information here: https://resources.overdrive.com/summer-read/ Books mentioned in this episode Niko Draws a Feeling by Robert Raczka Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids by...

Duration:00:24:58

Ep. #328 - Rachel Howzell Hall

4/15/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with suspense writer Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the new book They All Fall Down. Jill and Rachel discuss Agatha Christie, seven deadly sins, and locked room mysteries. Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter 2019 Music: 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...

Duration:00:21:25