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Professional Book Nerds

By Professional Book Nerds

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. Every title discussed is available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

  1. 1.
    Ep. #330 - Helen Ellis, author of Southern Lady Code04/22/2019
    31:33
  2. 2.
    Ep. #329 - Chill with the return of our Summer Reading Program04/18/2019
    26:59
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    Ep. #328 - Rachel Howzell Hall04/15/2019
    21:25
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    Ep. #327 - There Were Never Such Devoted Sister Books04/11/2019
    57:54
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    Ep. #326 - Emily Duncan, Author of Wicked Saints04/08/2019
    29:33
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    Ep. #325 - True Crime04/04/2019
    25:06
  7. 7.
    Ep. #324: Harlan Coben!!!04/01/2019
    48:12
  8. 8.
    Ep. #323 - Big Library Read is Back!03/30/2019
    18:32
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    Ep. #322 - April's Biggest Books!03/28/2019
    40:05
  2. 10.
    Ep. #321 - Interview with Jasper Fforde03/25/2019
    32:49
  3. 11.
    Ep. #320 -#MarchSadness 201903/21/2019
    53:34
  4. 12.
    Ep. #319 - Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King03/18/2019
    23:17
  5. 13.
    Ep. #318 - Gretchen Rubin and The Books that Spark Joy03/14/2019
    35:52
  6. 14.
    Ep. #317 - Victoria "V.E." Schwab!03/11/2019
    42:06
  7. 15.
    Ep. #316 - No Boys Allowed for Women's History Month03/07/2019
    39:56
  8. 16.
    Ep. #315 - Mallory O'Meara, author of Lady from the Black Lagoon03/04/2019
    32:25
  9. 17.
    Ep. #314 - March's Biggest Books02/28/2019
    35:38
  10. 18.
    Ep. #313 - Samantha Shannon, Author of The Priory of the Orange Tree02/25/2019
    46:58
  11. 19.
    Ep. 312 - Caterrific Books02/21/2019
    21:40
  12. 20.
    Ep. #311 -- NYT Bestselling author Alexandra Robbins02/18/2019
    28:55
  13. 21.
    Ep. #310 - #PBNRead2019 recommendations!02/14/2019
    47:57
  14. 22.
    Ep. #309 - Leife Shallcross, author of The Beast's Heart02/11/2019
    32:14
  15. 23.
    Ep. #308 - Jill's ALA Adventures and what we've been reading02/07/2019
    35:47
  16. 24.
    Ep. #307 - Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate and Max and the Midknights02/04/2019
    34:41
  17. 25.
    Ep. #306 - February's biggest books and some great literary ensemble casts01/31/2019
    48:05
  18. 26.
    Ep. #305 - Sarah Smarsh, National Book Award finalist and author of Heartland01/28/2019
    35:27
  19. 27.
    Ep. #304 - DOG BOOKS!01/24/2019
    23:57
  20. 28.
    Ep. #303 - Kristen Roupenian, author of You Know You Want This01/21/2019
    41:23
  21. 29.
    Ep. #302 -Marie Benedict on The Only Woman in the Room01/17/2019
    23:33
  22. 30.
    Ep. #301 - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen01/14/2019
    31:19
  23. 31.
    Ep. #300 - Madeline Miller on the magic of Shakespeare and Theatre01/10/2019
    48:52
  24. 32.
    Ep. #299 - Brad Meltzer returns!01/07/2019
    41:22
  25. 33.
    Ep. #298 - January's Biggest Books01/03/2019
    34:53
  26. 34.
    Ep. #297 - Rebecca Hanover, Author of The Similars12/31/2018
    28:29
  27. 35.
    Ep. #296 - Best Books of 201812/27/2018
    25:03
  28. 36.
    Ep. #295 - Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing12/24/2018
    26:51
  29. 37.
    Ep. #294 - Charlaine Harris (!!) and announcing the PBN 2019 Reading Challenge12/20/2018
    33:09
  30. 38.
    Ep. #293 - Interview with Ryder Carroll, creator of the Bullet Journal Method PLUS A GIVEAWAY!12/17/2018
    35:25
  31. 39.
    Ep. #292 - Give the gift of reading: Helping listeners shop for their book lovers12/13/2018
    58:27
  32. 40.
    Ep. #291 - Kari Lynn Dell, author of Mistletoe in Texas12/10/2018
    53:18
  33. 41.
    Ep. #290 - Best audiobooks of 2018 with Robin Witten12/06/2018
    30:05
  34. 42.
    Ep. #289 - Katie Ruggle, Suspense Romance writer extraordinaire!12/03/2018
    41:37
  35. 43.
    Ep. #288 -- December's Biggest Books11/29/2018
    32:04
  36. 44.
    Ep. #287 - Alan Cumming Redux11/26/2018
    1:03:36
  37. 45.
    Ep. #286 - Thankful Thursday! Spoiler alert: we are thankful for YOU, our listeners!11/22/2018
    28:09
  38. 46.
    Ep. #285: Stuart Turton, Author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle11/19/2018
    37:29
  39. 47.
    Ep. #284 - ~So you say you want a RESOLUTION~11/15/2018
    26:29
  40. 48.
    Ep. 283: Fiona Davis, author of The Masterpiece11/12/2018
    23:07
  41. 49.
    Don't Blink or you'll miss this wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey Doctor Who comics episode!11/08/2018
    36:22
  42. 50.
    Ep. #281: Ngozi Ukazu, creator of the Check, Please! comics11/05/2018
    27:55
  43. 51.
    Ep. #280- New Mommas talkin' kid books for Picture Book Month!11/01/2018
    47:48
  44. 52.
    Ep. #279 - Interview with Jasmine Guillory10/29/2018
    26:09
  45. 53.
    Ep. #278 - Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE10/27/2018
    24:53
  46. 54.
    Ep. #277 - November's biggest new books!10/25/2018
    29:59
  47. 55.
    Ep. #276 - Interview with Whitney Gardner10/22/2018
    18:20
  48. 56.
    Ep. #275 - Read Harder Challenge 410/18/2018
    31:17
  49. 57.
    Ep. #274 - Alex London, author of Black Wings Beating10/15/2018
    45:16
  50. 58.
    Ep. #273 - The Great American Read! with Bill Gardner, VP of Programming and Development at PBS10/11/2018
    27:23
  51. 59.
    Ep. #272: April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Boneless Mercies10/08/2018
    32:17
  52. 60.
    Ep. #271 - Monsters, Murder and More with Mallory O'Meara!10/04/2018
    27:16
  53. 61.
    Ep. #270 - Interview with Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches10/01/2018
    23:25
  54. 62.
    Ep. #269 - A Big Library Read chat with Katherine Locke!09/29/2018
    38:31
  55. 63.
    Ep. #268 - October new books and BIG Fantastic Beasts feelings...09/27/2018
    46:36
  56. 64.
    Ep. #267 - Hank Green! Author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing09/24/2018
    29:05
  57. 65.
    Ep. #266 - Kerri Maniscalco returns!09/20/2018
    28:27
  58. 66.
    Ep. #265: What OverDrive is Reading for Read an Ebook Day!09/17/2018
    28:29
  59. 67.
    Ep. #264 - GUY BRANUM!09/13/2018
    35:22
  60. 68.
    Ep. #263 - Melissa Hartwig, Co-Founder of Whole3009/10/2018
    33:34
  61. 69.
    Ep. #262 - Kami Garcia!09/06/2018
    46:57
  62. 70.
    Ep. #261 - Christina Dalcher, author of VOX09/03/2018
    46:13
  63. 71.
    Ep. #260 - September's best new books!08/30/2018
    36:57
  64. 72.
    Ep. #259 - Talkin' Fairy Tales with Rena Rossner, Laini Taylor, and Naomi Novik!08/27/2018
    28:48
  65. 73.
    EP. #258 - Together We Read author James Moloney08/25/2018
    36:31
  66. 74.
    Ep. #257 - Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter!08/23/2018
    45:17
  67. 75.
    Ep. #256 - Eoin Colfer!08/20/2018
    34:48
  68. 76.
    Ep. #255 - Interview with Keiko Agena08/16/2018
    36:35
  69. 77.
    Ep. 254: R. O. KWON!08/13/2018
    38:43
  70. 78.
    Ep. #253 - YA Anthologies08/09/2018
    23:02
  71. 79.
    Ep. #252 - Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine08/06/2018
    30:50
  72. 80.
    Ep. #251 - August's Biggest Books08/02/2018
    35:09
  73. 81.
    Ep. #250 - Ann Leckie and NK Jemisin!07/30/2018
    47:24
  74. 82.
    Ep. #249 - Sharp Objects Readalikes07/26/2018
    44:03
  75. 83.
    Ep. #248 - Joe Abercrombie!07/23/2018
    44:17
  76. 84.
    Ep. #247 - Janssen Bradshaw, creator of everyday-reading.com!07/19/2018
    26:32
  77. 85.
    Ep. #246 - Sarah Jacoby, author and illustrator extraordinaire!07/16/2018
    30:33
  78. 86.
    Ep. #245 - Read Harder Challenge Part 307/12/2018
    38:52
  79. 87.
    Ep. #244 - Katie Ganshert, author of No One Ever Asked07/09/2018
    32:56
  80. 88.
    Ep. #243 - Big Library Read interview with Lacy Williams07/07/2018
    33:08
  81. 89.
    Ep. #242 - 10 very important Harry Potter debates07/05/2018
    49:04
  82. 90.
    Ep. #241 - Malcolm Hansen, author of They Come in All Colors07/02/2018
    32:25
  83. 91.
    Ep. #240 - July's Biggest Books06/28/2018
    27:50
  84. 92.
    Ep. #239 - Interview with Lisa Genova06/25/2018
    39:47
  85. 93.
    Ep. #238 - Book Recs and Rules on the Bayou06/21/2018
    36:22
  86. 94.
    Ep. 237 - Fatima Farheen Mirza, author of A Place for Us06/18/2018
    44:08
  87. 95.
    Ep. #236 - Read the Rainbow with the Lambda Literary Awards06/14/2018
    32:24
  88. 96.
    Ep. #235 - Elisabeth Cohen, author of The Glitch06/11/2018
    37:13
  89. 97.
    Ep. #234 - Jill's OverDrive Tips & Tricks06/07/2018
    20:55
  90. 98.
    Ep. #233 - Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Chamber06/04/2018
    40:13
  91. 99.
    Ep: #232 -- June's Biggest Books05/31/2018
    23:46
  92. 100.
    Ep. #231 - Interview with Ruth Ware05/28/2018
    35:51
  93. 101.
    Ep. #230 - Join the new Professional Book Nerds reading community!05/24/2018
    25:34
  94. 102.
    Ep. #229 - Interview with Claire Legrand05/21/2018
    28:23
  95. 103.
    Ep. #228 - Jessica Knoll, Bestselling author of The Favorite Sister and Luckiest Girl Alive05/19/2018
    33:56
  96. 104.
    Ep. #227 - Historical Fiction05/17/2018
    26:41
  97. 105.
    Ep. #226 - Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, authors of BOB, on the unique experience of co-writing a book!05/14/2018
    40:11
  98. 106.
    Ep. 225 - Book Recs from Cleveland Public Library05/10/2018
    50:45
  99. 107.
    Ep. #224 - Interview with Ariel Lawhon05/07/2018
    27:36
  100. 108.
    Ep. #223 - May's biggest new books05/03/2018
    34:36
  101. 109.
    Ep. #222 - Interview with Alison Green from Ask a Manager04/30/2018
    30:29
  102. 110.
    Ep. #221 - These Bookish Delights Have Bookish Ends04/26/2018
    33:24
  103. 111.
    Ep. #220 - Paula McLain04/23/2018
    32:38
  104. 112.
    Ep. #219 - OverDrive's Summer Read Program!04/19/2018
    34:30
  105. 113.
    Ep. #218: Tricia Levenseller, author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology04/16/2018
    30:15
  106. 114.
    Ep: #217 - Read Harder Challenge Part 204/12/2018
    41:13
  107. 115.
    Ep. #216 - Nathaniel Philbrick04/09/2018
    28:23
  108. 116.
    Ep. #215 - Spring Picks with Nancy Pearl04/05/2018
    19:34
  109. 117.
    Ep. 214- Regina Brett04/02/2018
    38:17
  110. 118.
    Ep. 213: April's Biggest Books03/29/2018
    35:40
  111. 119.
    Ep. #212 - Big Library Read interview with Jennifer McGaha03/26/2018
    33:52
  112. 120.
    Ep. #211 -- Claire Handscombe from the Brit Lit Podcast03/22/2018
    32:04
  113. 121.
    Ep. #210 - Interview with Steve Hofstetter03/19/2018
    43:27
  114. 122.
    Ep. #209 - Interview with Jonathan Miles, SJP's latest Book Club Central Pick!03/15/2018
    34:57
  115. 123.
    Ep. #208 - Jane Yolen, Children's Literature legend!03/12/2018
    44:26
  116. 124.
    Ep. 207 -- Killer Thrillers!03/08/2018
    31:05
  117. 125.
    Ep. #206 - Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone!03/05/2018
    44:37
  118. 126.
    Ep. #205 - March's Biggest Books03/01/2018
    37:11
  119. 127.
    Ep. #204 - Carter Wilson02/26/2018
    29:43
  120. 128.
    Ep. #203 - Fantastic Fantasy!02/22/2018
    45:58
  121. 129.
    Ep. #202 - Interview with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time02/19/2018
    23:31
  122. 130.
    Ep. 201: Together We Read Canada book club author Dennis Bock!02/17/2018
    31:27
  123. 131.
    Ep. #200 - Marieke Nijkamp is back!02/15/2018
    56:17
  124. 132.
    Ep. 199: Chris Ferrie, author of Quantum Physics for Babies!02/12/2018
    46:31
  125. 133.
    Ep. 198 - Comics Crew Part Deux!02/08/2018
    59:53
  126. 134.
    Ep. #197 - Malu Halasa on Middle Eastern Literature and Christina shares some reading recs.02/05/2018
    49:22
  127. 135.
    Ep. #196 - February's Biggest Books02/01/2018
    27:39
  128. 136.
    Ep. #195 - Ayobami Adebayo, SJP Book Club Central selection and bestselling author01/29/2018
    34:50
  129. 137.
    Ep. #194 - 2018 Page to Screen01/25/2018
    35:29
  130. 138.
    Ep. #193 -- Interview with Science Fiction Superstar Ann Leckie01/22/2018
    28:39
  131. 139.
    Ep. #192 -- Read Harder 2018 Challenge Part 101/18/2018
    37:18
  132. 140.
    Ep. #191 - Heather Demetrios on abusive relationships, theater and writing01/15/2018
    45:29
  133. 141.
    Ep. #190: OverDrive's Reading Resolutions01/11/2018
    49:13
  134. 142.
    Ep. #189 - Kelly Corrigan live at #Digipalooza1701/08/2018
    34:46
  135. 143.
    Ep. #188 - Tips for hitting your 2018 reading goals (and some other fun stuff)01/04/2018
    31:08
  136. 144.
    Ep. #187 - MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver01/01/2018
    32:27
  137. 145.
    Ep. #186 - January's biggest books12/28/2017
    41:51
  138. 146.
    Ep. #185 - OverDrive's Best Books of 201712/25/2017
    45:15
  139. 147.
    Ep. #184 Adam and Jill's Best Books of 201712/21/2017
    33:04
  140. 148.
    Ep. #183 - Interview with Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief12/18/2017
    47:53
  141. 149.
    Ep. #182 - Gettin' cozy with Penny Reid!12/14/2017
    30:39
  142. 150.
    Ep. #181 - Interview with FC Yee, author of The Epic Crush of Genie Lo12/11/2017
    38:27
  143. 151.
    Ep. #180 - The Penguin Hotline!12/07/2017
    23:24
  144. 152.
    Ep. #179 - James S.A. Corey, author of The Expanse series12/04/2017
    39:23
  145. 153.
    Ep. #178 - December Top Picks11/30/2017
    25:15
  146. 154.
    Ep. #177 - Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything11/27/2017
    20:56
  147. 155.
    Ep. #176 - Goin' all Gaiman11/23/2017
    23:31
  148. 156.
    Ep. #175 - Karan Mahajan, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner11/20/2017
    47:17
  149. 157.
    Ep. #174 -- Turn Back Time With Historical Fiction11/16/2017
    1:05:03
  150. 158.
    Ep. #173 - Wendelin VanDraanen & Tara Sands11/13/2017
    37:59
  151. 159.
    Ep. #172 -Holy book talk, Batman... We're talking comics!11/09/2017
    56:59
  152. 160.
    Ep. #171 - Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted11/06/2017
    34:59
  153. 161.
    Ep. #170 - Jason Reynolds on the importance of children's literature11/04/2017
    32:51
  154. 162.
    Ep. #169 - Nancy Pearl visits OverDrive!11/02/2017
    27:05
  155. 163.
    Ep. #168 - Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Prince Dracula10/30/2017
    30:17
  156. 164.
    Ep. #167 - November New Book Releases!10/26/2017
    35:56
  157. 165.
    Ep. #166 - Drew Magary, Author of The Hike10/23/2017
    38:25
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    Ep. #165 - Oh the Horror!10/19/2017
    1:05:34
  159. 167.
    Ep. #164 - Anna-Marie McLemore, author of Wild Beauty10/16/2017
    25:14
  160. 168.
    Ep. #163- YA Horror picks to prepare for Halloween! AND the return of Dawn Kurtagich10/12/2017
    1:08:11
  161. 169.
    Ep. #162- Big Library Read Bonus Episode!10/10/2017
    33:30
  162. 170.
    Ep. #161 -- Interview with Tana French10/09/2017
    24:39
  163. 171.
    Ep. #160 - The Professional Book Nerds and The Prisoner of Azkaban10/05/2017
    36:11
  164. 172.
    Ep. #159 - Linsey Miller, Author of Mask of Shadows10/02/2017
    28:25
  165. 173.
    October New Book Releases!09/28/2017
    37:12
  166. 174.
    Ep. #157 - Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous09/25/2017
    28:29
  167. 175.
    Ep. #156 - Banned Books Week and National Book Awards longlist09/21/2017
    36:44
  168. 176.
    Ep. #155 - Ben Blum, author of Ranger Games09/18/2017
    30:30
  169. 177.
    Ep. #154 -- We All Float Down Here09/16/2017
    26:30
  170. 178.
    Ep. #153 -- In Their Own Words: Memoirs09/14/2017
    54:10
  171. 179.
    Ep. #152 - Adrian J. Walker on running, very good doggos and writing dystopian novels09/11/2017
    26:43
  172. 180.
    Ep. #151 -- Recommendations from Nancy Pearl09/07/2017
    21:22
  173. 181.
    Ep. #150 - E. Lockhart!09/04/2017
    33:12
  174. 182.
    Ep. #149 - September new releases we're excited for AND Game Of Thrones!08/31/2017
    52:09
  175. 183.
    Ep. #148 - Jack Gantos, Author of Writing Radar08/28/2017
    34:47
  176. 184.
    Ep. #147 - Out of This World Science Fiction08/24/2017
    43:42
  177. 185.
    Ep. #146 - Amanda Foody, author of Daughter of the Burning City08/21/2017
    32:39
  178. 186.
    Ep. #145 - Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery AND Romance08/17/2017
    44:43
  179. 187.
    Ep. #144 -- Brandy Colbert, Author of Little & Lion08/14/2017
    29:25
  180. 188.
    Ep. #143 -- Jill's Favorite Fantasy Libraries08/10/2017
    19:50
  181. 189.
    Ep. #142 - Meg Cabot!08/07/2017
    33:53
  182. 190.
    Ep. #141 - August Books we're most excited about!08/03/2017
    29:31
  183. 191.
    Ep. #140 - Fiona Davis, Author of The Address07/31/2017
    31:06
  184. 192.
    Ep. #139 - The Suspense Is Killing Me07/27/2017
    59:17
  185. 193.
    Ep. #138 - Dav Pilkey, Creator of Captain Underpants07/24/2017
    33:46
  186. 194.
    Ep. #137 - Book Recommendations with Nancy Pearl, America's Librarian07/20/2017
    42:24
  187. 195.
    Ep. #136 - B. A. Paris, author of The Breakdown07/17/2017
    25:48
  188. 196.
    Ep. #135 - Colson Whitehead, 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad07/13/2017
    30:31
  189. 197.
    Ep. #134 - Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Times Bestselling Author07/10/2017
    37:36
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    Ep. #133 - July Books We Can't Wait To Read!07/06/2017
    34:18
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    Ep. #132 - Greg Iles, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author07/03/2017
    31:02
  192. 200.
    Ep. #131: ALA Recap! Interviews, Books, and Chicago, Oh My06/29/2017
    31:34

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