professional book nerds

we’re not just book nerds, we’re professional book nerds®

with over a million downloads, readers and librarians turn to us for book recommendations, author interviews, and all things books.

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on today’s episode of the podcast, emma, jill, joe and sydney share strong opinions on the best (and worst) book adaptations, the time sydney accidentally read nicholas sparks, and spoilers for this is us and the house of gucci.


books mentioned in this episode:

to all the boys i’ve loved before by jenny han

the summer i turned pretty by jenny han

the time traveler’s wife by audrey niffenegger

simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda by becky albertalli

bridget jones’s diary by helen fielding

a walk to remember by nicholas sparks

the notebook by nicholas sparks

the hating game by sally thorne

a discovery of witches by deborah harkness

daisy jones and the six by taylor jenkins reid

the viscount who loved me by julia quinn

the canterbury tales by geoffrey chaucer

the house of gucci by sara gay forden

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jill, joe, and emma work at overdrive, the industry-leading app for ebooks and audiobooks through your local library and school.

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