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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!

    Winter Atmospheric Reads with Amy Clark from MomAdvice.com

    Winter Atmospheric Reads with Amy Clark from MomAdvice.com

    Today on the podcast, Joe talks with Amy Clark from MomAdvice.com. Amy shares about her career as a blogger, her book club, and her brand-new podcast- Book Gang. Then, Amy and Joe recommend some wintry titles to curl up with as the season gets a bit more biting.

    Books Mentioned in This Episode:
    Amy’s Titles:  


    The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller 


    A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella 


    These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant 


    Fingersmith by Sarah Waters 


    Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan 

     
    Joe’s Titles: 


    One by One by Ruth Ware 


    Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley 


    Cold by Mariko Tamaki 


    Breathless by Amy McCulloch 


    Midwinter Murder by Agatha Christie 


    Here's more about Amy!
    Amy Allen Clark has been the driving force behind the MomAdvice.com community since 2004. Her website has helped thousands of families learn to live a good life on a small budget. She leads the MomAdvice Book Club and a brand-new podcast, Book Gang, that caters to the literary tastemakers of the world. The show focuses on debuts, under-the-radar book choices, and helping you expand your stack with backlist selections.

    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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    • 59 min
    December's Biggest Books!

    December's Biggest Books!

    December is upon us, and with that are many amazing releases (most on the same day)! Join Emma, Jill and Joe as they share their December books to watch out for.

    Books Mentioned in This Episode:
    Emma’s Picks:  


    Queen of Myth and Monsters by Scarlet St. Clair  


    Screaming on the Inside: the Unsustainability of American Motherhood by Jessica Grose 


    The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford  


    Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca  


    You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows by Piper Rayne  

     
    Jill’s Picks:  


    Witcha Gonna Do by Avery flynn 


    The Opportunist by Elyse Friedman 


    The White House Plumbers by Egil “Bud” Krogh 


    Your Table is Ready by Michael Cecchi-Azzolina 


    Weightless by Evette Dionne 

     
    Joe’s Picks:  


    A Dash of Salt and Pepper – Kosoko Jackson  


    A Million to One – Adiba Jaigirdar 


    Elizabeth Taylor - Kate Andersen Brower  


    The Ingenue – Rachel Kapelke-Dale 


    The Last Invitation – Darby Kane 


    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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    • 47 min
    Chuck Wendig, author of Wayward

    Chuck Wendig, author of Wayward

    In today's episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast, Joe talks with Chuck Wendig about his new book Wayward (book two in the world of Wanderers). Chuck shares what it was like to write about a pandemic pre-pandemic, tackling his first major bout of writer's block, and what it's like introducing his child to Stranger Things.

    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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    • 48 min
    OverDrive Librarians Best Books Read in 2022

    OverDrive Librarians Best Books Read in 2022

    Emma welcomes back some familiar voices to PBN! Maria, Kristin, Holly, and Jane discuss their favorite books that they read in 2022. They also discuss books that make you laugh while crying, the "one bed" romance trope, Goodreads Choice Awards, character-driven plots, using the chili pepper spice rating scale, and their undying devotion to Emily Henry's Book Lovers.

    Maria’s Picks:  


    Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell 


    Book Lovers by Emily Henry 


    The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian 

     

    Kristin’s Picks:  


    Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan 


    A Night in Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny 


    Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson 

     
    Jane’s Picks:  


    We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman 


    Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson 


    Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley 

     
    Holly’s Picks:  


    There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell 


    Crying in the Bathroom by Erika L. Sánchez 


    Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett 

     
    Check out Emma’s chat with Emily Henry about Book Lovers here. 

    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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    • 55 min
    Darling, Love Takes Time: Behind-the-Scenes with GraphicAudio

    Darling, Love Takes Time: Behind-the-Scenes with GraphicAudio

    Emma, Joe, and Jill are joined by Anji and Colleen from GraphicAudio to discuss their incredible, dramatized productions available from GraphicAudio. Anji is the VP and General Manager at GraphicAudio and Colleen is a Director/Script Adaptor for many productions, but particularly notable, are the adaptations she's done for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. We ask them what the production process is like, what's coming soon from GraphicAudio, and so much more!

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Deathlands  
    Rogue Angel
    Brandon Sanderson
    K.F. Breene Demon Days, Vampire Nights World series
    The Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost
    The Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews
    Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
    Ordinary Magic series by Devon Monk
     Shannon Mayer’s series

    Coming soon:
    Harbinger Trilogy by Jennifer L Armentrout
    Pierce Brown Red Rising series

    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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    • 46 min
    Magical Mean Girls with Justin Arnold, author of Wicked Little Things

    Magical Mean Girls with Justin Arnold, author of Wicked Little Things

    Today, Joe interviews Justin Arnold about his new book Wicked Little Things (out November 15 from Tiny Ghost Press) . They talk about writing magical mean girls, what it's like to be the GBF, and some of their favorite urban legends.
    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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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

ashleyqueenofwands ,

Fav way to build my TBR

This is my favorite bookish podcast out there and I’ve searched through a lot!

I love love love all the hosts and I always leave their monthly roundups with at least 3 additions to my TBR list!

I am now going through their backlist and listening to monthly biggest book episodes from last year to get me through the wait for the next. Highly highly recommend.

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.

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