Monthly Reading List


Every month, Adam and Jill offer up their favorite new books coming out. Check out the list to see what new titles they can’t wait to dive into and be sure to come back next month for more great reads.

Reading list

Who we are


We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) who 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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Meet the nerds


Adam Sockel

Adam Sockel

Adam is one half of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. He’s been working at OverDrive since 2010 where he’s responsible for helping new users discover OverDrive around the world and manages the OverDrive library blog.

Adam’s book interests are forever shifting but he’s usually reading fantasy, literature, Science Fiction, dystopian or young adult. He’s also almost always in the middle of a re-read (or re-listen) of Harry Potter.

Jill Grunewald

Jill Grunenwald

Jill is the creator and other half of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast. She joined OverDrive in 2015 as a Collection Development Analyst, helping libraries select and purchase content for their users.

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

500K+

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4.5

iTunes star rating

23,000

monthly listeners

100

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Interesting info


Ranked as high as #1 in the Arts category and #6 overall in iTunes rankings

First year highlights include James Patterson, Brad Meltzer, Nathan Hill, David Levithan and Leigh Bardugo interviews

We host live author events upon request at local libraries. These interviews are live in front of 500+ readers

Past author interviews include Kwame Alexander, Alan Cumming, James Dashner, Lee Child and Jodi Picoult