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A podcast for book lovers, by book lovers.

We’re not just book nerds, we’re professional book nerds.

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by book lovers

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by book lovers

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November 30, 2023

December Book Picks

Emma and Joe chat about their most anticipated book releases for December! The final book picks episode featuring 2023 releases is here. Grab your hot cocoa and get ready to add a few more things to your TBR as we close out another great year. Books mentioned in this episode: December Author Interviews: Emma’s Picks:  
  1. Here in the Dark by Alexis Soloski
  2. The Other Mothers by Katherine Faulkner
  3. The Fake Mate by Lana Ferguson
  4. #CrimeTime by Jeneva Rose & Drew Pyne
  5. Feel-Good Productivity by Ali Abdaal
  6. Fourth Wing (1 of 2) [Dramatized Adaptation] Graphic Audio
  7. Gilded Youth by Tom Quinn
  8. Never by Jessa Hastings
Joe’s Picks:  
  1. When I Was Your Age by Kenan Thompson
  2. Yours for the Taking by Gabrielle Korn
  3. All the Hidden Paths by Foz Meadowns
  4. Where There’s Smoke by EB Vickers
  5. Heartstopper #5 by Alice Oseman
  6. Murder Crossed Her Mind by Stephen Spotswood
  7. Deep Fried Death by Maddie Day
  8. Two Dead Wives by Adele Parks
Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today's episode on OverDrive.com or in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email to professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com.




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Meet the nerds

Emma Dwyer

Emma Dwyer is a Product Trainer at OverDrive, where she provides training to Public Library partners on OverDrive products and services, like Libby and Marketplace. Prior to joining the Training team, Emma was an OverDrive Digital Content Librarian and she brings a great deal of library, publishing, and book knowledge to her current team.

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Joe Skelley

Joe Skelley is a Marketing & Events Specialist at OverDrive, where he leads the coordination of the Digital Bookmobile tour route and Digipalooza conference, and helps introduce new users to Libby through virtual training sessions. You can usually find him listening to an audiobook while walking his dog Roscoe.

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What we do

We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) who work at OverDrive, the industry-leader 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.

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