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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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    • 4.5 • 251 Ratings

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!

    Nghi Vo on Gatsby and why we adore reimagining classic books

    Nghi Vo on Gatsby and why we adore reimagining classic books

    Adam chats with Nghi Vo about their new book The Chosen and the Beautiful, their respective experiences with Gatsby, and Adam expresses his angst over naming his dog Holden a decade ago.
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    • 49 min
    Sending up the book signal with Mallory O'Meara!

    Sending up the book signal with Mallory O'Meara!

    Adam chats with Mallory O'Meara, bestselling author and cohost of the wildly popular Reading Glasses podcast, about her upcoming book, Girly Drinks, before doing what they do best - swapping book recommendations!

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    Books mentioned in this episode
    Girly Drinks by Mallory O'Meara
    The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw
    Footnotes by Caseen Gaines
    Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi
    For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
    The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
    Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
    Switch by A.S. King
    The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale
    Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan
    Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
    Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson
    Second Place by Rachel Cusk
    Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins by Katarina Bivald
    The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin
    Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino
    Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
    Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky
    Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie
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    • 46 min
    Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl

    Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl

    Adam interviews instant New York Times bestselling author and Good Morning America Book Club pick for June, Zakiya Dalila Harris about her debut novel, The Other Black Girl! They get nerdy about the publishing world, how readers from different cultural backgrounds will approach her book, and so much more.

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    • 48 min
    Quiara Alegría Hudes, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and co-creator of In The Heights

    Quiara Alegría Hudes, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and co-creator of In The Heights

    Lights up on Washington Heights! On this bonus episode, Adam chats with Quiara Alegría Hudes, the iconic Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and co-creator of In The Heights. They discuss Quiara's memoir My Broken Language, the women in her life, the books that shaped them as children, and remembrance. There is so much joy in this conversation.

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    • 46 min
    PRIDE BOOK PICKS, Y'ALL!

    PRIDE BOOK PICKS, Y'ALL!

    The Nerds are sharing a few books to celebrate PRIDE Month! These books, authors, and stories are, of course, valid and essential all year round but we want to spread the PRIDE joy and love so here you go!

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    Books mentioned in this episode

    The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. 
    Fat and Queer edited by Miguel M. Morales, Bruce Owens Grimm and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini
    Burn It All Down by Nicolas DiDomizio
    The Secret to Superhuman Strength bBy Alison Bechdel
    Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
    Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor
    With Teeth by Kristen Arnett
    Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
    Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp
    King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
    Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier
    The 2000s Made Me Gay by Grace Perry
    Transmutation by Alex DiFrancesco
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    • 33 min
    Interview with Emiko Jean, author of Tokyo Ever After

    Interview with Emiko Jean, author of Tokyo Ever After

    On today's episode, Jill is joined by author Emiko Jean to discuss her new book Tokyo Ever After. The pair discuss the importance of writing a character she wanted to see growing up, the interesting nuances of the Imperial Family of Japan, and stories from Emiko's time working with bugs.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
251 Ratings

251 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Adam and Jill, hosts of the Professional Book Nerds podcast, highlight great book recommendations and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Arlie K ,

Best book show since Reading Rainbow

This is the podcast that I tell all my friends about! With high-quality recommendations, fun conversations, and awesome guests, every single episode is an A+. Thanks Jill and Adam!

lynleeeeee ,

Love Jill & Adam!

I found this podcast thanks to Reading Glasses. I love this podcast & Jill & Adam. I listen when I’m commuting & cleaning & I love the book rec episodes the most. I find a bunch of my books for my TBR from this podcast & I love that the suggest books they have AND haven’t read so that I can decide for myself if I’m gonna be into them or not. I love the fact that they are tuned in to current events and suggest books that align to them.

Thanks so much for everything! Keep up the wonderful podcast! 🥳

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