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Jill, Emma, and Rachel K.

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We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into.

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Jill, Emma, and Rachel K.

Intro (0:00 - 2:20)

Recent Reads (2:20-18:56)

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

M Train by Patti Smith

American Wife by Taya Kyle

Career of Evil by Robert Gailbraith

After You by JoJo Moyes

Girl Online on Tour by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Ted Hughes: An Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate

Walking Dead Series, Book 1 by Robert Kirkman

Readers Advisory Recommendations (18:56-30:43)

Narrative non-fiction titles

Readalikes for The Good Girl by Mary Kubica and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Good Book Club picks

Pre-Pubs (30:43-End)

A Wild Swan and Other Tales by Michael Cunningham

Power Corruption and Lies: Inside New Order by Peter Hook

Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian

Hello Life by Marcus Butler

Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

After Alice by Gregory Maguire


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Interview with Daniel Silva

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Today on the podcast, Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. His new book The New Girl is out now. Daniel shares the real-life kidnapping that inspired the book and why he decided to get rid of the first 200 pages and start over.
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Linda Holmes! Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over

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In this conversation, Adam and Linda Holmes discuss baseball, the struggle to break the 25,000-word barrier and act two of books, and the everlasting awesomeness of Nick Offerman and Keanu Reeves.
Listen to Linda Holmes! Author of Evvie Drake Starts Over

Food and Stories with Lizzy Saxe

Professional Book Nerds | E:354
On today's episode, Adam and Jill welcome Lizzy Saxe to the show to nerd out about the connection between food and stories.
Listen to Food and Stories with Lizzy Saxe

Lisa Taddeo, Author of THREE WOMEN

Professional Book Nerds | E:353
Today on the podcast, Jill talks with Lisa Taddeo about her new book THREE WOMEN. This discuss what made Lisa want to write the book and what her process was.
Listen to Lisa Taddeo, Author of THREE WOMEN

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