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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. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

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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. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

    Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Suprmacy

    Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Suprmacy

    On today's episode, Adam interviews Layla Saad, bestselling author, podcaster, and influencer in the world of social change, race, identity, and leadership. Layla's Instagram challenge #MeAndWhiteSupremacy became a global phenomenon and then a workbook before becoming an instant New York Times bestseller. They dive into how this novel came to be, communicating about race and so much more.
    Books mentioned in this episode
    White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
    Highfire by Eoin Colfer 
    Followers by Megan Angelo
     
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    Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

    Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

    On today's episode, Adam interviews Pat Simmons, the Together We Read digital book club selected author about her latest novel, Lean on Me. Pat has written 30+ novels and her latest is available to U.S. library cardholders with no waitlists or holds on Libby.  Adam and Pat talk about the life of a caregiver, trying to care for parents who are sick, and take a deep dive into genealogy!

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    Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper

    Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper

    On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Phil Stamper! They discuss his brand new novel, The Gravity of Us, writing aspects of himself into his characters, his Twitter friendship with other YA authors, working in publishing, and much more.

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    Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

    Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

    "Without Clementine Churchill the history of Winston Churchill and the history of the world would have been a very different story." We've lost count of how many times we've nerded out with Marie Benedict but it doesn't matter because each time is something new and amazing. Today, we're discussing her latest work, Lady Clementine! 
     
    Books mentioned in this episode
    Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict
    Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
    Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
     
    Link to the tweet of favorite January books from our listeners: https://twitter.com/ProBookNerds/status/1223360321580040193

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    Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace

    Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace

    On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Adalyn Grace! They discuss her amazing young adult fantasy, All the Stars and Teeth, how she wrote this story so quickly, her internship at Nickelodeon, and so much more. Before the interview, Adam is joined by Andrea to offer up some additional reading recommendations. 
    Books mentioned in this episode
    All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
    Save the Date by Morgen Matson
    Long Bright River by Liz Moore
    The God Game by Danny Tobey
    A Letter to Jo by Joseph Sieracki & Kelly Williams
    The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
    House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
     
     
    Today's episode is sponsored by Grove Collaborative. Visit grove.co/pbn to get a free five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove as part of your first order

    • 44 min
    Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books

    Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books

    February is almost here, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to share the books they are most looking forward to this month. (BONUS it's a Leap Year which means you have an entire extra day to read!)
    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah
    The Resisters by Gish Jen
    Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
    Real Life by Brandon Taylor
    Weather by Jenny Offill
    The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
    The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
    All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
    Apeirogon by Colum McCann
    18 Tiny Deaths by Bruce Goldfarb
    Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
    The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
    Amnesty by Aravind Adiga
    Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller
    The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips
    A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther
    Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
    A Delayed Life by Dita Kraus
    Greenwood by Michael Christie
    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 hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.
    We are proud to be an Evergreen Podcast Signature Program. For more information visit www.evergreenpodcasts.com
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