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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. #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

Ep. #327 - There Were Never Such Devoted Sister Books

4/11/2019
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Christina and Rickie are back, this time joining Jill to discuss books featuring sisters! From going into hell to save your sister's soul to helping your sister cover up multiple murders to fighting your sister over the King of England, there's a little something for everyone in this list. Books mentioned in this episode My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides Lovely...

Duration:00:57:54

Ep. #326 - Emily Duncan, Author of Wicked Saints

4/8/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Emily Duncan, author of the new young adult book Wicked Saints. 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 libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized...

Duration:00:29:33

Ep. #325 - True Crime

4/4/2019
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Adam's out this week in Jury Duty, so Jill is on her own and decided to stay on brand and talk about some True Crime books! Books mentioned in this episode I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara American Fire by Monica Hesse A Serial Killer's Daughter by Kerri Rawson The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman The Lazarus Files by Matthew McGough The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule Burned by Edward Humes The Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy Killers of the Flower Moon by David...

Duration:00:25:06

Ep. #324: Harlan Coben!!!

4/1/2019
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On today's episode, Jill and Adam sit down with Harlan Coben for a live interview in front of a sold out crowd of 400 readers at their home away from home, Cuyahoga County Public Library. Speaking of homes, his new book RUN AWAY, deals with tracking down someone who ran away from theirs... They also discuss his work with Netflix, his ability to write anywhere, and using the things he sees in his daily life and the question, "What if" as catalysts for his writing.

Duration:00:47:32

Ep. #323 - Big Library Read is Back!

3/30/2019
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On today's very special episode, Jill and Adam speak with Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung, co-creators of Homes: A Refugee Story. Abu Bakr is an ESL student of Winnie's, who helped him tell his family's story of leaving the Middle East to start a new life in Canada and how the challenges they overcame, all while maintaining a beautiful outlook on life. Hear how they put the book together using frequent interviews, Google Translate, and the stories of Abu Bakr's family.

Duration:00:19:36

Ep. #322 - April's Biggest Books!

3/28/2019
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April is around the corner, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to return with their picks of books being published next month! Books Mentioned In this Episode: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold The Invited by Jennifer McMahon Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan No Country for Old Gnomes by Kevin Hearne & Delilah S. Dawson Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis Odd Partners edited by Anne Perry Trust Exercise by Susan Choi Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley...

Duration:00:40:05

Ep. #321 - Interview with Jasper Fforde

3/25/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with New York Times Bestselling author Jasper Fforde. His latest book Early Riser is out now. 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 schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the...

Duration:00:32:49

Ep. #320 -#MarchSadness 2019

3/21/2019
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Get your tissues ready, folks! No buzzer beaters. No brackets. Just a bunch of books that will absolutely make you cry. Adam and Jill are joined by Christina and Rickie to take a deep dive into some emotional reads. We also break the tension A LOT with jokes. Does Christina still cry? You'll have to listen to find out! Books mentioned in this episode Me Before You by JoJo Moyes Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs We Cast a...

Duration:01:01:01

Ep. #319 - Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King

3/18/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King, which was a Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club Central Pick. Wayétu shares the impact of storytelling in Liberia's cultural history and the importance of African voices in literature. She also discusses her non-profit One Moore Book. Interview was recorded at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA during ALA Midwinter 2019 Music: Theme song provided royalty free from www.bensound.com Podcast...

Duration:00:23:17

Ep. #318 - Gretchen Rubin and The Books that Spark Joy

3/14/2019
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On today's episode Adam and Jill chat with Gretchen Rubin about her new book OUTER ORDER INNER CALM and offer tips about how decluttering our lives can help bring us happiness. Before that, Jill and Adam share the books that spark joy within them as well as share some answers from former guests! Books mentioned in this episode: Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin The Books that Spark Joy for us Jill's Books: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Misery by Stephen King Valley of...

Duration:00:31:26

Ep. #317 - Victoria "V.E." Schwab!

3/11/2019
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Oh my we have a superb episode for you fellow nerds! Adam chatted with Victoria (V.E.) Schwab about her all of her new upcoming projects including The Steel Prince (graphic novel), the re-release of The Near Witch (Fantasy), and her new Cassidy Blake series book coming later this year. She breaks down the difference between novel and comic writing and her need to inject humor into dark stories for the readers' sake. We also discuss our shared love of nonfiction audiobooks and dish out loads...

Duration:00:43:04

Ep. #316 - No Boys Allowed for Women's History Month

3/7/2019
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For today's episode, Jill is joined by Tiffany and Sydney for a "No Boys Allowed" episode celebrating Women's History Month. Books by women, books about women, and all things awesome. Books mentioned in this episode: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi On the Come Up by Angie Thomas The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Sing Unburied Sing by Jessamyn Ward You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers The Little...

Duration:00:39:56

Ep. #314 - March's Biggest Books

2/28/2019
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Jill and Adam are back with their monthly picks episode! This week they are diving into upcoming March books they can't wait to read. Books Mentioned In This Episode The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara The F*ck it Diet by Caroline Dooner The Trials of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi The Library of Lost and Found by...

Duration:00:35:38

Ep. #313 - Samantha Shannon, Author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

2/25/2019
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On today's episode, Adam chats with Samantha Shannon, internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season series to discuss her new high fantasy standalone novel The Priory of the Orange Tree. This sweeping saga tells epic stories of four main characters, a divided world, a queendom, and so many incredible dragons. Adam and Shannon discuss her world building process, devising stories out of history and legend, and how her editing process works. She also explains why this novel is 800+...

Duration:00:56:11

Ep. 312 - Caterrific Books

2/21/2019
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A few weeks ago, Adam talked about dog books and now Jill is back with books featuring and about cats! Books Mentioned In This Episode: Dewey by Vicki Myron Bunnicula by James and Deborah Howe Old Possom's Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot The Cat Who... series by Lillian Jackson Braun Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford Warrior series by Erin Hunter Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman We...

Duration:00:21:40

Ep. #311 -- NYT Bestselling author Alexandra Robbins

2/18/2019
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Alexandra Robbins, author of The Overachievers, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, and Pledged. Her latest book Fraternity is out now. Music Music provided royalty free from www.bensound.com About the podcast 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,...

Duration:00:28:55