Professional Book Nerds

By Evergreen Podcasts

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!

  1. 1.
    Read an Ebook Day Recommendations from Team OverDrive
    33:20
  2. 2.
    Heather Demetrios on real-life spy Virginia Hall
    42:27
  3. 3.
    Books about podcasts on the podcast about books
    25:29
  4. 4.
    Interview with thriller writer Alice Feeney
    30:09
  5. 5.
    Adam says goodbye
    14:19
  6. 6.
    Chris Hammer, internationally bestselling author of Scrublands
    41:20
  7. 7.
    September is going to be a great month for books
    31:41
  8. 8.
    Katie Zhao on why we all love dark academia
    48:05
  1. 9.
    The F Word (no, not that one.)
    21:14
  2. 10.
    Madeleine Roux on trauma, building worlds, and the terror of isolation
    51:14
  3. 11.
    Recommendations from our reading wheelhouses
    26:46
  4. 12.
    Ash Davidson on humanity's relationship with nature and writing through imposter syndrome
    43:03
  5. 13.
    Emily Austin on anxiety and coping with existential dread through writing and humor
    37:37
  6. 14.
    It's an August books preview, y'all!
    28:47
  7. 15.
    Interview with Ashley C. Ford, author of Somebody's Daughter
    28:41
  8. 16.
    Books by past Professional Book Nerds authors for the #PBNread2021 challenge!
    34:11
  9. 17.
    Karin Slaughter on crime writing through the pandemic
    27:31
  10. 18.
    A book for every emotion
    49:57
  11. 19.
    Surviving the horror genre with Grady Hendrix
    29:35
  12. 20.
    Big Library Read special interview with S.F. Kosa
    52:37
  13. 21.
    Interview with Helen Ellis
    25:48
  14. 22.
    Sharing our TBR list to add to YOUR TBR list
    29:53
  15. 23.
    Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé will keep you guessing until the last page
    30:25
  16. 24.
    July's biggest new books!
    31:54
  17. 25.
    Nghi Vo on Gatsby and why we adore reimagining classic books
    49:27
  18. 26.
    Sending up the book signal with Mallory O'Meara!
    46:11
  19. 27.
    Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl
    48:00
  20. 28.
    Quiara Alegría Hudes, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and co-creator of In The Heights
    45:18
  21. 29.
    PRIDE BOOK PICKS, Y'ALL!
    32:34
  22. 30.
    Interview with Emiko Jean, author of Tokyo Ever After
    21:28
  23. 31.
    A PRIDE #ThrowbackThursday celebration!
    29:00
  24. 32.
    Josh Malerman on Goblin, spooky towns, and monsters
    45:26
  25. 33.
    June's biggest new books!
    27:58
  26. 34.
    Talking That Summer with Jennifer Weiner
    16:26
  27. 35.
    Is it science or is it magic?
    49:09
  28. 36.
    Rena Rossner wants you to look up at the stars
    46:04
  29. 37.
    Books about books for the #PBNread2021!
    25:46
  30. 38.
    On flawed superheroes and mochi with Sarah Kuhn
    56:14
  31. 39.
    Book sequels we didn't need
    41:47
  32. 40.
    Interview with Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties
    25:19
  33. 41.
    May's biggest new books!
    32:42
  34. 42.
    Christina Henry returns to scare the hell out of you
    51:54
  35. 43.
    Authors behaving badly
    39:01
  36. 44.
    On grief, laughter, and giving ourselves grace with Joan F. Smith
    33:24
  37. 45.
    Passing down family stories with Maria Kuznetsova
    37:23
  38. 46.
    Jeff VanderMeer on nature, noir, and taking long walks
    39:05
  39. 47.
    Librarians recommending books for National Library Week!
    42:06
  40. 48.
    Discussing Life After Death with Sister Souljah
    36:02
  41. 49.
    2020 debut books you might have missed for the #PBNread2021!
    29:00
  42. 50.
    On mothers and daughters with Gabriela Garcia
    35:55

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