Professional Book Nerds

We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at and subscribe to our podcast today!

The best audiobooks of 2020 with Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine

Ep. #502 – Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine joins the Nerds to discuss a few of their Best Audiobooks of the year. They also chat about the process for how the audiobooks are selected, and how the AudioFile staff manages to review more than 2,000 audiobooks per year. See the full “best of” list and subscribe to their daily podcast at


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Books mentioned in this episode:

All the Devils Are Here By Louise Penny

The Yosemite By John Muir

Vesper Flights By Helen Macdonald

Intimations By Zadie Smith

His Truth Is Marching On By Jon Meacham

Stamped By Jason Reynolds

Caste By Isabel Wilkerson

Fire in Paradise By Alastair Gee

A Most Beautiful Thing By Arshay Cooper

Kent State By Deborah Wiles

Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Deacon King Kong By James McBride

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