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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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Episodes

Ep. 254: R. O. KWON!

8/13/2018
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On today's episode new best friend of the show R.O. Kwon joins Jill and Adam to discuss her absolutely Earth shattering debut novel The Incendiaries, wishing she could escape writing about religion and why she's a firm believer in the spine-in bookshelves (shudders). Check out her book and listen to us bond with the best person alive.

Duration:00:38:23

Ep. #253 - YA Anthologies

8/9/2018
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Jill and Adam share some of their favorite recent Young Adult anthologies loaded with diverse stories including various cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and stories from authors with disabilities. These stories are a perfect way for readers to discover the world through people who may not look or sound like them. You'll love every one of them!

Duration:00:31:08

Ep. #252 - Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

8/6/2018
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Gail Honeyman, author of the bestselling book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. They discuss what inspired Gail to write the book and what it's like to have your debut do so well. 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...

Duration:00:30:50

Ep. #251 - August's Biggest Books

8/2/2018
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Adam and Jill are back with their monthly picks! Today they offer up some incredible books coming out in August. Books Mentioned In this Episode Vox by Christine Dalcher Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter The Fall of Gondolin by JRR Tolkien The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis French Exit by Patrick deWitt Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz Nightblood by Elly Blake Our House by Louise Candlish Soul Stealer: Catwoman by Sarah J. Maas Rust & Stardust by T...

Duration:00:35:09

Ep. #250 - Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin!

7/30/2018
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On today's episode Adam is joined by two of the defining voices in Science Fiction writing, Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin! They discuss tired tropes of Science Fiction, diversity in writing and whether or not it's okay to tell another culture's story. This might just be my favorite conversation I've ever had...

Duration:00:47:32

Ep. #249 - Sharp Objects Readalikes

7/26/2018
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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Emma and Meghan to offer up some Sharp Objects readalikes. Mother / daughter relationships! Small town secrets! Unreliable narrators! Books mentioned in today's episode: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter When the Light's Go Out by Mary Kubica Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica The Good Girl by Mary Kubica You by Caroline Kepnes Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes The Breakdown by B.A. Paris Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris Behind Closed Doors by B.A....

Duration:00:44:03

Ep. #248 - Joe Abercrombie!

7/23/2018
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On today's episode Adam chats with Joe Abercrombie, author of the ridiculously popular First Law series. They chat about the new covers of the original trilogy, the new trilogy he's currently writing (!!!) and what he discovered while re-reading his books as research.

Duration:00:44:23

Ep. #247 - Janssen Bradshaw, creator of everyday-reading.com!

7/19/2018
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On today's show we have the wildly popular blogger Janssen Bradshaw, creator of the amazing everyday-reading.com. We discuss how she started blogging, how she finds time to read with a bunch of children running around the house, ways to get the youngsters to love reading and how audiobooks are a book nerds' lifesaver!

Duration:00:20:44

Ep. #246 - Sarah Jacoby, author and illustrator extraordinaire!

7/16/2018
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On today's episode, Adam bonds with Sarah Jacoby over her jawdropping illustrations, her wonderful children's book and Jim Henson. It's amazing and she's amazing and you should all go read Forever or a Day right now.

Duration:00:31:53

Ep. #245 - Read Harder Challenge Part 3

7/12/2018
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We're back with a bunch more recommendations to help you tackle the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge! Here's what we're chatting about today: Book About Nature Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett Shark Drunk by Morten Strøksnes Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson Western True Grit by Charles Portis The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg...

Duration:00:44:30

Ep. #244 - Katie Ganshert, author of No One Ever Asked

7/9/2018
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Today Adam is sitting down with author Katie Ganshert, a wonderful woman who writes Christian inspired titles for both adults and young readers. Her latest novel No One Ever Asked, is inspired by real world events, this is a riveting tale about the way we see one another, the lies we tell ourselves, the questions and stories that go unexplored.

Duration:00:34:31

Ep. #243 - Big Library Read interview with Lacy Williams

7/7/2018
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Big Library Read is back! This time, readers voted on Cowboy Pride by Lacy Williams, a historical western version of Pride & Prejudice. From July 9th until July 23rd, you can borrow Lacy's book from participating libraries without waitlists or holds. After reading, visit BigLibraryRead.com to participate in the discussion board with other readers! Say Hello! Find us on Instagram and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com Music "Buddy"...

Duration:00:33:08

Ep. #242 - 10 very important Harry Potter debates

7/5/2018
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Who is the best Harry Potter character? What's the worst side plot. Is Snape actually good. We tackle these and so many other important topics on today's episode!

Duration:00:57:10

Ep. #241 - Malcolm Hansen, author of They Come in All Colors

7/2/2018
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On today's episode, Adam sits down with debut author Malcolm Hansen about his novel They Come in All Colors. This story touches on growing up a multicultural child in the tense societal times of the 60s and 70s in both NYC and the deep south. They also talk about Malcolm's Hunter S. Thompson like travels and the fascinating life he's led. Music: Provided royalty free from www.bensound.com Podcast Overview: We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff...

Duration:00:33:10

Ep. #240 - July's Biggest Books

6/28/2018
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It's our July books episode! Adam and Jill is here with their monthly picks for July and Jill also talks a little bit about her time in New Orleans for ALA. Books Mentioned In This Episode: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Baby Teeth by Zoh-yuh Stage Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce The Incendiaries by Ro Kwon Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S Dawson Believe Me by JP Delaney Sea Witch by Sarah Henning Grace...

Duration:00:27:50

Ep. #239 - Interview with Lisa Genova

6/25/2018
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice. Her latest book, Every Note Played, is out now. 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...

Duration:00:39:47

Ep. #238 - Book Recs and Rules on the Bayou

6/21/2018
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Today's episode is quite spicy! Get it? Bayou? New Orleans? Cajun? Sorry... ANYWAY! Jill is going to New Orleans for ALA so we're handing out book recs set in the Big Easy. We then dive into a very important conversation about our own personal book rules. Have book rules of your own? Join our Reading Community on Viber and let us know about them! https://vb.me/pbn Books mentioned in this episode: Interview with the Vampire & The Witching Hour by Anne Rice A Confederacy of Dunces by...

Duration:00:43:38

Ep. 237 - Fatima Farheen Mirza, author of A Place for Us

6/18/2018
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Today's interview episode is one we've been waiting months to share with you! Fatima Farheen Mirza sat down with Adam in Philadelphia for the first interview she ever had about her debut novel A Place for Us. The story she has crafted is beautiful and moving and we're so fortunate to have had her join us. Her book is the first release of Sarah Jessica Parker's new publishing house SJP for Hogarth and it is a must read. Music: Provided royalty free from www.bensound.com Podcast...

Duration:00:45:39

Ep. #236 - Read the Rainbow with the Lambda Literary Awards

6/14/2018
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It's Pride Month! For today's episode, Jill and Adam discuss some of the Lambda Literary Award recent winners along with some other LGBTQ+ related books. They also discuss some of their recent reads. For more information on the award, visit https://www.lambdaliterary.org Books Mentioned In this Episode Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado After the Blue Hour by John Rechy The Gift by Barbara Browning Hunger by Roxane Gay How We Get Free, ed. by Keeanga-Yamahtta...

Duration:00:32:24

Ep. #235 - Elisabeth Cohen, author of The Glitch

6/11/2018
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On today's episode, Adam is joined by author Elisabeth Cohen, whose new novel The Glitch, highlights the life of a highly successful female CEO of a tech company and her insanely time managed life. Elisabeth touches on the common misconceptions we all have about not only high powered business women but also the misconceptions we have when we think about the majestic craft of writing. Visit our website at https://professionalbooknerds.com/ to find us on social media and join our reading...

Duration:00:38:37