Professional Book Nerds

We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds®

With over a half million downloads, readers, and librarians turn to us for book recommendations, author interviews, and all things books.

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On today's episode, Andrea and Abbey return to join the nerds for a classic virtual book recommendation smorgasbord. The group dishes out a surprisingly amount of Jack the Ripper suggestions but also several thrillers, some historical fiction, and a few apocalypse-y books.

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Books mentioned in this episode

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin

Being Lolita by Alisson Wood

Burn by Patrick Ness

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

The Kiss of Deception by by Mary E. Pearson

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

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More About Professional Book Nerds

Adam and Jill both work at OverDrive, the industry-leading app for eBooks and audiobooks through your local library and school.

With over a half million downloads, readers and librarians turn to the PBN team for weekly expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books.

Our team has a deep knowledge for the literary world and helps thousands of libraries with collection development, making us uniquely positioned to provide suggestions and recommendations for readers around the world. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is available through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Radio FM and anywhere people download their podcasts.

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Hosts’ Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald’s love for books make this podcast perfect for book lovers of all ages. As part of the Rakuten OverDrive team, which provides the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, Adam and Jill specialize in reader trends and collection development and have developed a deep knowledge of the literary world.

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The Team

Adam Sockel

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Adam’s book interests are forever shifting but he’s usually reading fantasy, literature, Science Fiction, dystopian or young adult.

Jill Grunewald

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Jill’s favorite genres are social sciences, humanities, memoir, health & fitness, dystopian science fiction, and fantasy.

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