Professional Book Nerds

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

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

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Be my escape

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On today's episode, Adam shares a bunch of book recommendations to escape the everyday stresses of life and (gestures broadly) all of this.

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Books mentioned in this episode:

Return to series you know and love in a brand new way:

The Lord of the Rings (FULL CAST DRAMATIZATION)

His Dark Materials (FULL CAST DRAMATIZATION),

The Chronicles of Narnia ( NARRATED BY KENNETH BRANAGH)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (NARRATED BY TIM CURRY)

For Fans of Ready Player One - Otherworld series by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

For fans of alternate universes - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

For those who miss big cities - Lillian Boxfish takes a walk by Kathleen Rooney

Fairy tale fans

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

For fans of Erin Morgenstern

Geek Love by Catherine Dunn

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION BY ERIKA SWYLER

Witchey Reads

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane By Katherine Howe

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel By Alyssa Palombo

Revenge of the Witch By Joseph Delaney

Here are the all the answers we received on twitter about escapism books:

https://twitter.com/ProBookNerds/status/1308542556217774082?s=20

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Read an Ebook Day recommendations!

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On today's episode, we're sharing what our coworkers are reading for Read an Ebook Day! September 18th (Friday) is Read an Ebook Day and what better way to prepare than with a bunch of book recs!?!?
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Interview with Caroline B. Cooney

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On today's episode, Jill interviews Caroline B. Cooney, author of the iconic Face on the Milk Carton, about her new adult book Before She Was Helen. Caroline talks about the "What if?" question that inspired her to write Before She Was Helen, transitioning creatively from writing young adult to adult, and tells the best librarian story ever (according to Jill).
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Back to school... but with murder!

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Back to school time has arrived and who doesn't love books set around fancy private schools? Also, there is a lot of murdery mysteries in these selections.
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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

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

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