Professional Book Nerds
It's a new month, a new year, and a new decade! The passage of time doesn't stop and so neither will our book recommendations. Check out the books we're most excited about that are coming out in January.
The Professional Book Nerds are joined by Robin Whitten from Audiofile Magazine to share the best audiobooks of 2019.
Adam interviews Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg about their new children's book series ASTRONUTS! They chat about creating this unique and incredible story together while Adam asks about working with family (Jon is Steven's father-in-law). Adam then has to ask about The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.
We're excited to share our brand new 2020 reading challenge! In this episode, we explain each of the following challenges in depth. Be sure to subscribe to hear upcoming episodes loaded with recommendations.
Adam and Jill are here with their roundup of the best books they read in 2018. Both books published this year but also books they read that were published other years.
The Professional Book Nerds share their favorite books of 2020.
Adam and Jill share some brief thoughts on Toni Morrison who was, truly, one of a kind. Her books, speeches, and commentary gave a voice to African Americans who felt underrepresented all their lives. She gave a voice to many who felt voiceless. There will never be another Toni Morrison.
Adam interviews Sarah Smarsh, journalist and author of the New York Times best selling memoir Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth. They discuss today's political climate, the struggle of lower class farmers, the effect the news and classism have society, and the similarities and differences between poverty in urban and rural areas.
Jill talks with Lisa Taddeo about her new book Three Women. This discuss what made Lisa want to write the book and what her process was.
Malcolm Hansen joins the podcast to chat about his debut YA novel They Come in All Colors and his nomadic journey of writing it.
Brad Ricca joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss his book Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, comic book movies, and getting lost in libraries while doing research.
Chelsea Sedoti joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss her book The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, experiencing the rush of author events for the first time as a young adult author, and why everyone can relate to books about teenagers.
Drew Magary joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to discuss his book The Hike, his experience writing for GQ and Deadspin, and what it was like to win Chopped.
Gene Gant joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to chat about his books Bender and Lucky Linus, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement, and the importance of LGBT characters in books.
Dav Pilkey joins the Professioinal Book Nerds podcast to chat Captain Underpants, creating countless young readers with his works, and the best reading spot of all time.
Adam sat down with Colum for a live event at Cuyahoga County Public Library where they discussed his new book Apeirogon, cultural appropriation vs. cultural celebration, his nonprofit Narrative 4, and why sharing stories is so important.
Linsey Miller joins the Professional Book Nerds podcast to chat about her book Mask of Shadows, her background as a biology student, and her first library card.
Adam interviews bestselling author Katharine McGee! They chat about her transitioning from Science Fiction to writing romantic comedies with her new, phenomenal book American Royals. They also discuss Katharine's love of intricate period piece shows, share thoughts on His Dark Materials, and, of course, chat about Les Mis.
Jill and Adam interview New York Times bestselling author Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing. They discuss her fascinating life studying wildlife in Africa and how she learned to adjust to her life upon returning.
Designer and children's author Sarah Jacoby joins the nerds to chat about illusrtating for both herself and others and her beatufiul debut novel Forever or a Day.