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Jill, Liz, and Kristin

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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, Liz, and Kristin

Intro (0:00-1:50)

Recent Reads (1:50-14:00)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaimen

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Readers Advisory Recommendations (14:00-26:30)

Holiday gift for a single father who isn't a big reader, but enjoys Star Wars and superheroes.

First grader who is a strong reader but still wants some pictures in his books.

Holiday gift for a woman who has previously enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Pre-Pubs (26:30-End)

American Housewife by Helen Ellis

Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente, illustrated by Ana Juan

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas by Alison Weir

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