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Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.


I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.


We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves.

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Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.


I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.


We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves.

    Lisa Taddeo - You're Booked

    Lisa Taddeo - You're Booked

    We're delighted to bring you this frank, revealing and fascinating interview with the author and journalist Lisa Taddeo. Lisa's book Three Women is a Sunday Times #1 bestseller, winner of the narrative non-fiction book of the year at the British Book Awards and one of the most frequently spotted titles on the bookshelves of You're Booked guests. We talked to her about the negative effects of fame, Lucia Berlin, the genius of Elena Ferrante and the cinematic legacy of Anthony Hopkins.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Lisa Taddeo - Three Women
    Elena Ferrante - Lost Daughter
    Elena Ferrante - My Brilliant Friend
    Elena Ferrante - Days of Abandonment
    Elena Ferrante - Troubling Love
    John Grisham - Camino Winds
    Stephen King - Rose Madder
    Stephen King - Misery
    Stephen King - The Stand
    Stephen King - Hearts in Atlantis
    Lucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning Women
    Grace Paley - Collected Stories
    Joy Williams - Visiting Privilege
    William Trevor - Collected Stories
    Natalia Ginzburg - Dry Heart
    James Salter - Sport and a Pasttime
    Barry Hannah - Long Last Happy
    Nicholson Baker - House of Holes
    Pierre Choderlos de Laclos - Liaisons dangereuses
    Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
    Kay Thompson - Eloise in Moscow
    JM Barrie - Peter Pan
    Candice Brathwaite - I am Not Your Baby Mother
    Sally Rooney - Normal People
    Scott Stossel - My Age of Anxiety
    David Foster Wallace - The Depressed Person
    William Goldman - Princess Bride
    Frances Hodgson Burnett - Secret Garden 
    JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
     
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    • 48 min
    Pandora Sykes - You're Booked

    Pandora Sykes - You're Booked

    This week we're rifling through the shelves of author, broadcaster, journalist and podcast superstar Pandora Sykes! Pandora is the co-host of the smash hit The High Low and her own chart-topping new podcast Doing It Right. Her first essay collection is the hotly anticipated How Do We Know We're Doing It Right. We talked to her about formative reading, High Low favourites and Jilly Cooper's nether regions.


    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Pandora Sykes - How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?
    William Davies - Nervous States
    Paul Bloom - Against Empathy
    William Davies - Happiness Industry
    Gary Shteyngart - Super Sad True Love Story
    Robert Swindells - Brother in the Land
    Clare Chambers - Small Pleasures
    Candice Brathwaite - I am Not Your Baby Mother
    Candice Carty-Williams - Queenie
    Zadie Smith - White Teeth
    Claire Lombardo - Most Fun We Ever Had
    Britt Bennett - Vanishing Half
    Tayari Jones - Silver Sparrow
    Britt Bennett - The Mothers
    Nell Zink - Mislaid
    Tayari Jones - An American Marriage
    Meg Wolitzer- The Interestings
    Kiley Reid - Such a Fun Age
    Nesrine Malik - We Need New Stories
    Jess Walter - Beautiful Ruins
    Zadie Smith - NW
    Mary Gaitskill - Lost Cat
    Mary Gaitskill - Bad Behaviour
    Mary Gaitskill - Veronica
    Mary Gaitskill - Two Girls Fat & Thin
    Deborah Levy - Cost of Living
    Taylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones & the Six
    Curtis Sittenfeld - Prep
    Jessica Knoll - Luckiest Girl Alive
    Emma Morgan - Love Story For Bewildered Girls
    Melissa Bank - Girls Guide To Hunting & Fishing
    Melissa Bank - Wonder Spot
    John Boyne - Ladder To The Sky
    John Boyne - Heart’s Invisible Furies
    Patricia Highsmith - Talented Mr Ripley
    Jilly Cooper - Polo
    Jilly Cooper - Riders
    Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
    Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
    Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls
    Betty Friedan - Feminine Mystique
    Abi Dare - Girl With the Louding Voice
    Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott - Swan Song
    Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
    Nikesh Shukla - Brown Baby
    Nikesh Shukla - Good Immigrant
    Nikesh Shukla - Good Immigrant USA
    Nikesh Shukla - One Who Wrote Destiny
    Rhik Samadder - I Never Said I loved You
     
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    • 48 min
    Gavanndra Hodge - Shelf Isolation

    Gavanndra Hodge - Shelf Isolation

    This week we are Shelf Isolating with the journalist, columnist and author Gavanndra Hodge! Gavanndra has worked in newspapers and magazines for over twenty years at publications such as Tatler, Sunday Times, Independent and ES Magazine. Her memoir, The Consequences of Love, has received widespread critical acclaim. We talked to her about rereading, food in books, Lace and being led astray by the Chalet School books.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Sisterhood
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Gavanndra Hodge - Consequences of Love
    Vladimir Nabokov - Speak Memory
    Sybille Bedford - Jigsaw
    Elinor M. Brent-Dyer - Chalet School
    JRR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings
    Virgil - Aenid
    Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles
    Rose Macaulay - Towers of Trebizond
    Diana Henry - How To Eat a Peach
    Anbara Salam - Belladonna
    Barbara Trapido - Frankie and Stankie
    Barbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous Jack
    Deborah Levy - Swimming Home
    Ali Smith - How To Be Both
    Cathy Rentzenbrink - Dear Reader
    Cathy Rentzenbrink - Last Act of Love
    Justine Picardie - If the Spirit Moves You
    JK Rowling - Harry Potter
    Sophie Heawood - Hungover Games
    Ursula Le Guin - The Dispossessed
    Daniel Kehlmann - Tyll
    Shirley Conran - Lace
     
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    • 48 min
    Sali Hughes - Shelf Isolation

    Sali Hughes - Shelf Isolation

    We're still stuck at home and Shelf Isolating this week - but we have a fabulous guest to share all that isolation with: Sali Hughes! Sali is a podcast host, broadcaster, Guardian Weekend's resident beauty expert and the author of the books Pretty Honest, Pretty Iconic and Our Rainbow Queen. We talked to her about the great Nora Ephron, the joy of reading about parties, fraternal favourites and the best literary families. Head to Instagram and search for #BlackOutBestSellerList to find out more about the campaign.
    BOOKS
    Abi Daré - Girl With the Louding Voice
    Angela Makholwa - Blessed Girl
    Sali Hughes - Pretty Honest
    Sali Hughes - Pretty Iconic
    Sali Hughes - Our Rainbow Queen 
    Nora Ephron - Heartburn
    Laurie Colwin - Happy All the Time
    Andrew Sean Greer - Less
    Phyllis Grant - Everything is Under Control
    Nora Ephron - Scribble Scribble
    Delia Ephron - Hanging Up
    Noras Ephron - Wallflower at the Orgy
    John Irving - Hotel New Hampshire
    Louisa May Alcott - Little Women
    Jeffrey Eugenides - Virgin Suicides
    Mario Puzo - The Godfather
    Gordon Burn - Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son
    Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
    Tara Westover - Educated
    Leah Remini - Troublemaker
    Beau Donelly, Nick Toscano - Woman Who Fooled The World
    Darren Coffield - Tales From the Colony Room
    Greg Sestero - Disaster Artist
    Andre Leon Talley - Chiffon Trenches
    Terri White - Coming Undone
    Cathy Rentzenbrink - Dear Reader
    Armistead Maupin - Maybe the Moon
    Armistead Maupin - Night Listener
    Deborah Davis - Party of the Century
     
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    • 33 min
    Sarra Manning - Shelf Isolation

    Sarra Manning - Shelf Isolation

    We couldn't be happier to be Shelf Isolating with this week's guest - author, journalist and all around book guru Sarra Manning! Sarra is one of our favourite people on the planet as well as a brilliant former guest who has impeccable book taste. We talked to her about foisting favourite books, rigorous rereading, investigating the aristocracy and there are many, many book recommendations.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Sisterhood
    Sarra Manning - Rescue Me
    Anne de Courcy - Debs at War
    Anne de Courcy - Viceroy’s daughters
    Nicolas Coleridge - Glossy Years
    PG Wodehouse - Indiscretions of Archie
    Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence
    Dorothy Whipple - They Were Sisters
    Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles
    EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady
    Susie Steiner - Missing Presumed
    Jane Casey - The Burning
    Louise Cavendish - Our House
    Penny Vincenzi - No Angel
    RC Sherriff - Fortnight in September
    Angela Thirkell - Before Lunch
    Victoria Wood - Chunky
    Kiley Reid - Such a Fun Age
    Cathy Rentzenbrink - Dear Reader
    Sara Davidson - Loose Change
    Lisa Taddeo - Three Women
    Cathleen Schine - Grammarians
    Virginia Andrews - Flowers in the Attic
    Jane Oliver - Business as Usual
    Noel Streatfeild - Ballet Shoes
    Eva Ibbotson - Morning Gift
    Eva Ibbotson - Secret Countess
    Georgette Heyer - Regency Buck
    LM Montgomery - Blue Castle
    Noel Streatfeild - Vicarage Family
    Artemis Cooper - Elizabeth David
    Hannah Tovey - Education of Ivy Edwards
    Sarra Manning - Unsticky
    Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday
    Marian Keyes - Grown Ups
    Holly Bourne - Pretending
    Sarra Manning - You Don’t Have To Say you Love Me
    Sarra Manning - Let’s Get Lost
    Sarra Manning - Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp
     
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    • 41 min
    Clare Mackintosh - Shelf Isolation

    Clare Mackintosh - Shelf Isolation

    It's another Shelf Isolation bonus episode this week, where we peruse the bookshelves of a favourite author from a safe distance. This week it's a ridiculously entertaining chat with the wonderful Clare Mackintosh. Clare is the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of I
    Let You Go, Let Me Lie and her latest After The End. We talked to her about providing a retirement home for books, her secret library, Just William and who, from books, she'd hate to be locked down with.
    PLEASE GIVE:
    Minnesota Freedom Fund
    Stop Hate UK
    Rachel Cargell's Great Unlearn
    BOOKS
    Layla F Saad - Me & White Supremacy
    Clare Mackintosh - I Let You Go
    Clare Mackintosh - After The End
    Kate Elizabeth Russell - My Dark Vanessa
    Jodi Picoult - Small Great Things
    Jodi Picoult - A Spark of Light
    Jilly Cooper - Imogen
    Eleanor H. Porter - Pollyanna
    Susan Coolidge - What Katy Did
    George & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a Nobody
    Richmal Crompton - William Carries On
    HV Morton - Traveller in Rome
    Edward Lear - Complete Nonsense
    Kate Atkinson - Life After Life
    Nikesh Shukla (ed) - Good Immigrant
    Jasbinder Bilan - Asha & the Spirit Bird
    Arthur Ransome - Swallows and Amazons
    Sally Rooney - Normal People
    Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s Diary
    Sue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
    George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London
    Mark Haddon - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    James Goodhand - Last Lesson
    AA Dhand - Darkness Rising
    John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men
     
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

KayshaL22 ,

So refreshing!

I absolutely love this podcast. Got so many amazing recommendations for books to read from here, my TBR has quadrupled! So many interesting guests, and no snobbery, all books are equal on this podcast which I love! So glad I found this 💕

S1mms ,

This is everything.

I have listened to this podcast at every available moment over the last two days.
It’s simply perfect and everything you would ever want in a podcast. Daisy- you are wonderful. Thank you.

SidraAnsari ,

Awesome content we can rely on

Thank you for taking the time to make this unique podcast. I always love checking in, always enjoy the discussions and discoveries and am very grateful that you’ve managed to continue during lockdown!

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