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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!

    Erin E. Adams, Author of JACKAL

    Erin E. Adams, Author of JACKAL

    On today's episode, Joe talks with Erin E. Adams about her debut novel JACKAL (out October 4, 2022) and about the true horrors of returning home for a wedding. Erin shares about her process, her research and how her work in theater and screenwriting helped to build such strong pacing. An amazing read anytime, but it's especially perfect as we head into spooky season.

    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. We've got merch! Check out our two shirts in The OverDrive Shop (all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse).
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    October's Biggest Books

    October's Biggest Books

    October is nearly here! Arguably the best month of the year, there is NO shortage of great books coming out in October. Emma, Joe, and Jill are back to share what they're most looking forward to reading.
    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Emma’s Picks:  


    It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover  


    Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton  


    The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake  


    The Family Game by Catherine Steadman  


    The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman  


    Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese 


    Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne 


    Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison  

     
    Joe’s Picks:  


    JACKAL by Erin A. Adams 


    Working Girls – Trixie & Katya’s Guide to Professional Womanhood by Trixie Mattel and Katya 


    If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang 


    A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo 


    The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal 


    I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman 


    The Witch in the Well by Camilla Bruce 


    Sign Here by Claudia Lux 

    Jill’s Picks:  


    Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng 


    Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty 


    Bad Vibes Only (and other things I bring to the table) by Nora McInerny 


    Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro 


    Partners in Crime by Alisha Rai 

    Dying of Politeness by Genna Davis 


    Daughters of the New Year by E.M. Tran 


    When Life Gives you Vampires by Gloria Duke 


    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. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Courtney Summers returns!

    Courtney Summers returns!

    Bestselling Young Adult author Courtney Summers returns to discuss her new book I'm the Girl. She shares with Jill the inspiration behind her book, writing books about teen girls for teen girls, the cultural systems in place that perpetuate violence against girls and women, and what it was like slipping a Sadie easter egg into the story.
    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. 
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    • 49 min
    Tips for Shopping Your Shelf and Tackling Your TBR

    Tips for Shopping Your Shelf and Tackling Your TBR

    The Professional Book Nerds welcome back their colleague, Kristin, to discuss all things TBR! They chat about how they "shop their own shelves," what systems they use for a TBR (to be read) list, and how they figure out what to read and when. Joe shares some insider info on how to best use Libby tags! Emma and Kristin talk about tips they saw on TikTok. Jill is a forever stan of Borders bookstore. This episode has something for everyone. Let us know if you're going to implement any of these tips or share your own suggestions with us!
    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. 
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    • 58 min
    Interview with Brigid Kemmerer, author of Defend the Dawn

    Interview with Brigid Kemmerer, author of Defend the Dawn

    Emma chats with Brigid Kemmerer about the second book in her Defy the Night series, Defend the Dawn. They also talk about parenting, writing messy characters because people are messy, and what it's like to engage with readers IRL after a few years of virtual only events.

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    • 38 min
    What Team OverDrive is reading for Read an Ebook Day

    What Team OverDrive is reading for Read an Ebook Day

    Read an Ebook Day is Sept. 18 and we're celebrating! For today's episode, Joe, Emma, and Jill talk with coworkers to find out what everyone is planning on reading for Read an Ebook Day. From graphic novels to steamy romance and lots and lots of fantasy, there's a little bit of everything.

    Let us know what you'll be reading by finding us on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @ProBookNerds or email us at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com. You can also join the conversation online with the hashtag #booklove

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey
    The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
    How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
    Marple by Agatha Christie, et al.
    Hide by Kiersten White
    Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri
    I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer
    Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
    A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
    The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
    Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
    The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
    Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos
    So Happy For You by Celia Laksey
    Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
    Oceans Echo by Everina Maxwell
    Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell
    A Night In the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
    The Girl From the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
    Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
    The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
    True Biz by Sarah Novic
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

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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.

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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.

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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!
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