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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.

    Jessica Knoll - You're Booked

    Jessica Knoll - You're Booked

    This week we are back in LA, not far from The Getty, visiting the beautiful home of bestselling author Jessica Knoll! Jessica wrote the mega-hits The Luckiest Girl Alive (soon to be a film) and The Favourite Sister (soon to be a TV series). We talked to her about inspirational books, favourite book shops, scary reads and the the best book to read if you want to write a screenplay. For more information about Daisy's new newsletter Further Reading visit: https://furtherreading.substack.com/p/coming-soon
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood
    Jessica Knoll - Luckiest Girl Alive
    Jessica Knoll - Favourite Sister
    Steph Cha - Your House Will Pay
    Anthony Horowitz - Magpie Mysteries
    Caroline Kepnes - You
    Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation
    Ottessa Moshfegh - Eileen
    Shirley Jackson - Dark Tales
    LS Hilton - Maestra
    Jay McInerney - Bright Lights Big City
    Sylvia Plath - Bell Jar
    Cheryl Strayed - Wild
    Anthony Minghella - Minghella on Minghella
    Kamila Shamsie - Home Fire
    Donna Tartt - Secret History
    Bret Easton Ellis - Rules of Attraction
    Esquire - History of Bennington
    Donna Tartt - Goldfinch
    Elaine Dundy - Dud Avocado
    Matt Ruff - Bad Monkeys
    Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge
    Elizabeth Strout - Olive Again
    Ruth Franklin - Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
    Sun Tzu - Art of War
    Anais Nin - Diaries
    Anais Nin - Delta of Venus
    Anais Nin - Henry and June
    Stephen King - On Writing
    Ann Lamott - Bird By Bird
    Tana French - In The Woods
    Michelle McNamara - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
    Adrienne Brodeur - Wild Game
    Judith Rossner - Looking For Mr Goodbar
    Sebastián Edwards - Untold Story of FDR
    Anne Knoll - Secret Life of Thomas Bradford For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    Daniel Gumbiner - You're Booked

    Daniel Gumbiner - You're Booked

    This week we're visiting the beautiful Bay Area and popping into the home of Daniel Gumbiner! Daniel is the author of the National Book Award and California Book Award nominated novel The Boatbuilder and is the managing editor of The Believer magazine. We talked to him about Swallows and Amazons, nature, EB White and living in Las Vegas.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood
    Daniel Gumbiner - The Boatbuilder
    Arthur Clayton Smith - Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Region
    R Tucker Abbot - Field Identification Seashells of North America
    Barry Lopez - Of Wolves and Men
    Dave Hickey - Air Guitar
    Amanda Fortini - Life After Near-Death In The Las Vegas Shooting
    Amanda Fortini - People of Las Vegas
    Arthur Ransom - Swallows and Amazons
    Sarah Harrison Smith - Fact Checkers Bible
    Alejandro Zambra - My Documents
    Leonard Gardner - Fat City
    EB White - Letters
    The Believer Festival
    The Believer - Border Issue
    Boots Riley - McSweeney's
    Jia Tolentino - Trick Mirror
    Sam Quinones - Dream Land
    Cyra McFadden - The Serial
    Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City
    Ken Kesey - Sometimes a Great Notion
    Chris Kraus - I Love Dick
    Marta Becket - To Dance on Sands
    David Morris - The Evil Hours
    Sarah Broom - The Yellow House
    Meghan O’Gieblyn - Interior States
    Olja Savičević Ivančević - Adios Cowboy
    Richard Maury - Cimba
    John Williams - Stoner
    Steve Almond - John Williams' Stoner
    Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
    Gary Paulsen - Hatchet
    Wilson Rawls - Where the Red Fern Grows
    EB White - Charlotte’s Web For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    Shelby Lorman - You're Booked

    Shelby Lorman - You're Booked

    We are in South Slope, Brooklyn this week to meet author and Instagram superstar Shelby Lorman! Shelby is the genius behind the Awards For Good Boys social media phenomenon, now a book of the same name. We talked to her about disappointing book endings (and letting the author know), marginalia, lending books you never see again and meeting (and befriending) your heroes.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood
    Shelby Lorman - Awards For Good Boys
    Elif Batuman - The Idiot
    Lucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning Women
    WG Sebald - Rings of Saturn
    Giuliana Bruno - Atlas of Emotion
    Elizabeth Bishop - Poems
    Brian K. Vaughan - Saga
    Claudia Rankine - Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
    Nell Zink - The Wallcreeper
    Nell Zink - Mislaid
    Lois Lowry - The Giver
    Alexander Chee - How To Write an Autobiographical Novel
    Kim Stanley Robinson - Mars Trilogy
    Lydia Davis - Collected Stories
    Andrea Lawlor - Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
    Claudia Rankine - Citizen
    David Hockney - Dog Days
    NK Jemisin - Inheritance Trilogy
    Ursula Le Guin - Left Hand of Darkness
    James Agee - Death in the Family
    Garth Nix - Abhorsen
    Leigh Bardugo - Ninth House
    Rebecca Traister - Good and Mad
    Brittney Cooper - Eloquent Rage
    Marilynne Robinson - Housekeeping
    Meg Wolitzer - Female Persuasion
    Oyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister The Serial Killer
    Elena Ferrante - Neapolitan Novels
    AM Homes - May We Be Forgiven
    Anne Carson - Plainwater
    Mary Roach - Stiff
    Anna Burns - Milkman
    Karl Ove Knausgård - My Struggle
    Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice
    Ada Palmer - Too Like the Lightning
    James Bridle - New Dark Age
    James Corey - The Expanse
    Liana Finck - Passing For Human
    Liana Finck - Excuse Me
    Samantha Irby - We Are Never Meeting in Real Life For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Jessica Bennett - You're Booked

    Jessica Bennett - You're Booked

    We're in Brooklyn this week for a visit with award-winning journalist, New York Times gender editor and author Jessica Bennett. Jessica's first book was the global phenomenon Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual For a Sexist Workplace and her most recent release is This Is 18: Girls’ Lives Through Girls’ Eyes. We talked to her about feminist icons, Sweet Valley High, internet slang, embarrassing diaries and marriage.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood
    Jessica Bennett - Feminist Fight Club
    Jessica Bennett - This is 18
    Lisa Taddeo - Three Women
    Bart Houseman - You Don’t Need a Man To Fix It
    Bernard Gladstone - Home Repairs Without a Man
    Kay B Ward - Feminine Fix It Auto Handbook
    VC Andrews - Flowers in the Attic
    Anonymous - Go Ask Alice
    Rachel Simmons - Curse of the Good Girl
    Mary Roach - Bonk
    Pamela Haag - Marriage Confidential
    Lori Gottlieb - Marry Him
    Elena Ferrante - Neapolitan Novels
    Gayl Jones - Corregidora
    Gretchen McCulloch - Because Internet
    Florence Williams - Breasts
    Ellen Sussman - Dirty Words
    Various - Girl Scout Handbook
    Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Our Bodies Ourselves
    Helen Gurley Brown - Having It All
    E Jean Carroll - What Do We Need Men For
    Francine Pascal - Double Love
    Francine Pascal - Secrets For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 56 min
    Amor Towles - You're Booked

    Amor Towles - You're Booked

    Our American sojourn continues with a trip to Manhattan's Gramercy Park and a visit to the esteemed, million-selling author Amor Towles! Amor is the writer of the bestselling titles Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow which was a recommended read of both Bill Gates and Barack Obama as well as appearing on a multitude of best of the year lists. We talked to him about reading the canon, inhaling James Bond and the amount of time you're allowed before giving up on a book.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood
    Amor Towles - Gentleman in Moscow
    Amor Towles - Rules of Civility
    Edith Wharton - Collected Novels
    Harold Bloom - American Canon
    Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past
    Paul Scott - Raj Quartet
    Herman Melville - Moby Dick
    Philip Roth - American Pastoral
    Philip Roth - Human Stain
    Ross Macdonald - Collection
    Raymond Chandler - Big Sleep
    Franklin W Dixon - Hardy Boys
    Ray Bradbury - Stories
    Agatha Christie - Collection
    John Le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    John Le Carre - Honourable Schoolboy
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of Solitude
    Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment
    Rhik Samadder - I Never Said I Loved You
    Thomas Mann - Magic Mountain
    Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks
    Naguib Mahfouz - Cairo Trilogy
    Naguib Mahfouz - The Quarter
    Harry Matthews - The Conversions
    Jonathan Lethem - Motherless Brooklyn
    James Baldwin - Go Tell It To The Mountain
    Flannery O’Connor - Complete Stories
    Sloan Wilson - Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
    David Goodis - Black Friday
    Anthony Powell - Dance To The Music of Time
    Kazuo Ishiguro - Remains of the Day
    Ford Madox Ford - Good Soldier
    Grace Metalious - Peyton Place
    John Cheever - Wapshot Chronicle
    Walker Percy - The Moviegoer
    Adler & Van Doren - Great Treasury of Western Thought
    Emily Post - Etiquette
    Philip Gourevitch - Paris Review Interviews
    Various - WPA Guide To New York City
    Raymond Carver - Selected Stories
    Anton Chekhov- Short Stories
    Kingsley Amis - James Bond Dossier For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 52 min
    Gabrielle Moss - You're Booked

    Gabrielle Moss - You're Booked

    This week our American series continues with a visit to Brooklyn and stopping by the book and pop culture ephemera crammed apartment of Gabrielle Moss! Gabrielle is the author of the fabulous book Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction which is a must read for any You're Booked fans. We talked to her, obviously, about Sweet Valley High and Babysitter's Club, plus spooky reads, murderous memoirs, Peg Bundy and finding forgotten cheques in unexpected books.
    BOOKS
    Gabrielle Moss - Paperback Crush
    Susy Smith - Prominent American Ghosts
    Laura Nathanson - Trouble With Wednesdays
    RL Stine - Fear Street
    RL Stine - Goosebumps
    Erica Jong - Fear of Flying
    Robert Tralins - Clairvoyance in Women
    Lois Duncan - I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Lois Duncan - Ransom
    Lois Duncan - Who Killed My Daughter
    Craig Marks - I Want My MTV
    John Taylor - In The Pleasure Groove
    Taylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the Six
    Dianne Lake - Member of the Family
    Sandra Shevey - Ladies of Pop and Rock
    Judy Blume - Judy Blume Diary
    Estelle Jelinek - Ladies Own Erotica
    Xaviera Hollander - Xaviera Goes Wild
    Shere Hite - Sexual Honesty
    Ann M Martin - Babysitters Club
    Francine Pascal - All Night Long
    Caroline B Cooney - Nice Girl’s Don’t
    Caroline B Cooney - Face on the Milk Carton
    Bill Cunningham - On The Street
    Joan Didion - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Shirley Jackson - Haunting of Hill House
    Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
    Ruth Franklin - Shirley Jackson
    Tracy Daugherty - Last Love Song
    Janet Malcolm - Journalist and the Murderer
    Susanna Kaysen - Girl Interrupted
    James St James - Party Monster
    Siri Hustvedt - What I Loved
    Cat Marnell - How To Murder Your Life
    Jeannette walls - The Glass Castle
    Sue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
    Anonymous - Go Ask Alice
    Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones’s Diary
    Periel Aschenbrand - The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own
    Annabel Gat - Astrology of Love & Sex
    Patricia Lockwood - Priestdaddy
    Philip Roth - Plot Against America
    Gay Talese - Thy Neighbour’s Wife
    Gilda Radner - It’s Always Something
    Gilda Radner - Paper Doll Book For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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