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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 • 274 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!

    Libby and Kanopy Double Feature - Book and Movie Pairings

    Libby and Kanopy Double Feature - Book and Movie Pairings

    Today's episode is a special double feature! Joe, Emma and Rachel are joined by Christian from Kanopy to offer up some book and movie recommendations.

    Titles mentioned in this episode:
    Joe's Titles
    True Biz by Sara Novic 
    Born This Way Presents: Deaf Out Loud 
    Recitatif by Toni Morrison 
    Toni Morrison The Pieces I Am 
    Freak Show by James St. James 
    Party Monster by James St. James 
    Freak Show  
    Party Monster 
    Rachel's Titles
    Sound City: One of the Greatest Unsung Recording Studios 
    The Storyteller by Dave Grohl  
    The Other F Word: Punk Rock Fathers 
    Sellout by Dan Ozzi 
    NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories 
    Strike a Pose 
    The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara  
    Election 
    Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perrotta  
    Emma's Titles
    Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid  
    The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales
    Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen  
    Echo in the Canyon
    Sleeping with Other People 
    Lady Bird
    The Bling Ring
    Christian's Titles
    Nosferatu
    Brighton Rock
    Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email to professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com.
    You can find Kanopy on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @Kanopy.
    Happy Reading!
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    • 56 min
    Making it All Up with Margot Harrison

    Making it All Up with Margot Harrison

    Today Joe is joined by Margot Harrison to talk about her new book We Made It All Up. Margot shares her inspiration for the book, her fascination with fan fiction, and talks TikTok, where she gives retro YA reviews as well as shares stories about life with her hippy mom.

    We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email to professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com. Happy Reading!
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    • 44 min
    Big Library Read Special Conversation with Audrey Blake, author of The Girl in His Shadow

    Big Library Read Special Conversation with Audrey Blake, author of The Girl in His Shadow

    Audrey Blake comes on the podcast to discuss The Girl in His Shadow, the latest Big Library Read title! This episode was recorded as part of a live virtual event on July 26, 2022. For more information visit biglibraryread.com.
    The Girl in His Shadow eBook
    The Girl in His Shadow audiobook
    The Surgeon's Daughter eBook
    The Surgeon's Daughter audiobook
    Learn more about the author at audreyblakebooks.com
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    • 59 min
    Interview with Anna Meriano, author of It Sounds Like This

    Interview with Anna Meriano, author of It Sounds Like This

    On today's episode, Joe talks with Anna Meriano, author of It Sounds Like This, out August 2 from Penguin Young Readers Group. Anna tells Joe about creating characters in the blender method, they share stories from their time in high school marching band, and they talk about the rebrand of Quidditch. (At the time of recording, the name hadn't been finalized yet. IRL Quidditch is now called Quadball)

    You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds and you can send us an email at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com. Happy Reading!
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    • 54 min
    August's Biggest Books

    August's Biggest Books

    Jill, Joe, and Emma share what books they're most excited to read that are due to be published in August.

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Emma’s Picks:  


    Belladonna by Adalyn Grace 


    The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 


    Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson 


    Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood 


    Just Another Love Song by Kerry Winfrey  


    The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton 


    Lightlark by Alex Aster  

      
    Jill’s Picks:  

     Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid 


    Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter 


    Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney 


    The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna 


    The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead 


    The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis 


    Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates 

     
    Joe’s Picks:  


    All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers 


    The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford 


    Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus 


    Stay Awake by Megan Goldin 


    The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais 


    The Honeys by Ryan La Sala 


    Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin 


    Four for the Road by K.J. Reilly 

     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Old Country with Matt and Harrison Query

    Old Country with Matt and Harrison Query

    On today's episode, Joe talks with brothers Matt and Harrison Query about their new book, Old Country. This book is based off of Matt's viral Reddit post on r/nosleep My wife and I bought a ranch in the mountains last year, and my neighbor had some interesting suggestions on how to manage our new land. They talk about what it's like working together as brothers, having your story discovered via Reddit, the slow process of film production, and what they order at a coffee shop.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

Jennyjennjen457 ,

Great Bookish Pod

Joe and Emma have been a delightful addition to the podcast. I love listening to Joe’s author interviews. He has such a personable interview style. Highly recommend.

EchoReading ,

Revived Podcast

I love the new hosts along with Jill. The episodes they have been putting out have been so creative and I still enjoy listing to the show every week.

Florence467 ,

So enjoyable

Welcome new co-hosts and on a recent vacation absolutely enjoyed getting caught up on your latest episodes! Great job Jill, Emma and Joe!
One of my new fav podcasts! 💕👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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