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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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