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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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You're Booked Daisy Buchanan

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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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    David Nicholls - You're Booked Archive All-Stars

    David Nicholls - You're Booked Archive All-Stars

    While we're taking a little break, we're revisiting just a few of our favourite ever You're Booked interviews. We're kicking off in style with this wonderful conversation with David Nicholls from season 4 in his beautiful North London home. At the time, David had just released his wonderful novel Sweet Sorrow. His new book, You Are Here, is out soon, while the brand new adaptation of One Day has just hit Netflix. We spoke to David about being an understudy, Dickens, Moomins, movies, adaptation and Billy Wilder. Find out more about all the books mentioned at our Bookshop.org.uk Store.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood
    David Nicholls - One Day
    David Nicholls - Starter For Ten
    David Nicholls - The Understudy
    David Nicholls - Us
    David Nicholls - Sweet Sorrow
    Jean De Brunhoff - Colourful World of Babar
    Daniel Rosenthal - National Theatre Story
    Tobias Wolff - Stories of
    Edward St Aubyn - Never Mind
    Roald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the World
    Ford Maddox Ford - The Good Soldier
    Patrick Hamilton - Hangover Square
    Muriel Spark - Girls of Slender Means
    Muriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    Muriel Spark - The Driver’s Seat
    Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
    Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
    Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist
    Charles Dickens - Bleak House
    Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend
    Lucia Berlin - Evening in Paradise
    Lucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning Women
    Nell Zink - The Wallcreeper
    Nell Zink - Mislaid
    Ken Kesey - One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
    John Cheever - Stories
    F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night
    F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
    Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Ubervilles
    Phillip Larkin - A Girl in Winter
    Phillip Larkin - Jill
    Milan Kundera - Book of Laughter and Forgetting
    Milan Kundera - Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Milan Kundera - Life is Elsewhere
    Alan Hollinghurst - Line of Beauty
    EM Forster - Howards End
    Helen Garner - The Spare Room
    Helen Garner - The Children’s Bach
    Penelope Lively - Heat Wave
    Penelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie’s
    Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    Michael Ondaatje - The Conversations
    Cameron Crowe - Conversations With Wilder
    Francois Truffaut - Hitchcock
    Elif Bautman - The Idiot
    Tove Jansson - Moominvalley in November
    Lorrie Moore - Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
    Lorrie Moore - Collected Stories
    Zadie Smith - Feel Free
    Philip Gourevitch - Paris Review Interviews
    Joan Didion - Play It As It Lays

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Limelight Special with Kezia Venner - You're Booked

    Limelight Special with Kezia Venner - You're Booked

    Surprise! We are back for a very special edition of YB. To celebrate the publication of Limelight in paperback, we're chatting to the winner of the YB Limelight competition Kezia Venner! As you will hear, Kezia is a woman of many talents. She's a lingerie designer, a writer, a former bookseller and a voracious reader, with excellent taste in books. We talked to her about her family's literary connections, the book that kicked off her reading journey, her bookshop buying techniques, her love of YA, her favourite authors and the person who gives her the best reading recommendations. Limelight is out now in paperback - signed copies can be ordered and shipped nationwide from The Margate Bookshop. Find out more about all the books Kezia mentioned at our shop on Bookshop.org.
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Limelight
    Donna Tartt - Secret History
    Emily Henry - Beach Read
    Emily Henry - Happy Place
    Claire Daverley - Talking at Night
    Annie Lord - Notes on Heartbreak
    Stephenie Meyer - Twilight
    Patrick Ness - The Knife of Never Letting Go
    Beth O'Leary - The Flat Share
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Lisa Taddeo - Animal
    Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love
    Lauren Bravo - Preloved
    Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle
    Annie MacManus - The Mess We're In
    Darren Coffield - Tales From the Colony Room
    Hanya Yanagihara - A Little Life
    AM Homes - May We Be Forgiven
    AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life
    Sue Miller - Monogamy
    Claire Powell - At the Table
    Emma Jane Unsworth - Animals
    Andy Hussey, Rosie Venner -There's No Deer Around Here
    Andy Hussey, Rosie Venner - Any Trout About?
    Peter Bently - The Great Dog Bottom Swap
    Nora Ephron - Heartburn
    Nick Hornby - High Fidelity
    Catherine Newman - We All Want Impossible Things
    Abigail Bergstrom - What a Shame

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    • 36 min
    Jilly Cooper - You're Booked

    Jilly Cooper - You're Booked

    Yes! It's finally happened! After 5 years and over 150 episodes, we have finally lured Jilly Cooper onto the podcast! Jilly is the author most discussed, swooned over and beatified on the show, so we are beyond delighted to sit down and talk to her. Jilly is the internationally bestselling author of iconic novels such as Riders, Rivals and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous and her latest release Tackle! We talked to her about poetry, Nancy Mitford, jumpsuits, Penelope Keith, memorable villains, romance and football.
    More information about Daisy's Limelight launch at The Yard is HERE! Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked
    BOOKS
    Jilly Cooper - Tackle
    Jilly Cooper - Rivals
    Jilly Cooper - How To Stay Married
    Jilly Cooper - Imogen 
    Jilly Cooper - Harriet
    Daisy Buchanan - Careering
    Georgette Heyer - Devil's Cub
    Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
    Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love
    Barbara Pym - Excellent Women
    Federico Garcia Lorca - Selected Poems
    George Crabbe - Collected Poems
    Jilly Cooper - Mount
    Richard Osman - Thursday Murder Club
    George Eliot - Middlemarch
    Walter Emanuel - A Dog Day
    Beatrix Potter - Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher
    Beatrix Potter - Tailor of Gloucester
    Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
    Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten
    Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories
    Rudyard Kipling - Cat That Walked by Himself
    Anna Sewell - Black Beauty
    William Boyd - Any Human Heart
    EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady
    Anthony Powell - A Question of Upbringing
    Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past
    Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
    Marquess of Anglesey - History of the British Cavalry
    Jilly Cooper - Riders
    Jilly Cooper - Between the Covers
    Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence
    Andre Leon Talley - Chiffon Trenches
    William Wordsworth - Collected Poems
    Thomas Harding - The Maverick
    Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
    Mary McCarthy - The Group
    Simone De Beauvoir - The Second Sex
    Diana Athill - Stet
    Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea
    Jean Rhys - Good Morning Midnight
    Jean Rhys - Voyage in the Dark
    Katherine May - Electricity of Every Living Thing
    Gill Sims - Why Mummy Drinks
    Gill Sims - Why Mummy Drinks at Christmas
    Jilly Cooper - How To Survive Christmas
    Jane Austen - Emma
    WH Auden - Rimbaud
    Nick Hornby - Fever Pitch
    Jilly Cooper - Wicked
    Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles
    Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim
    Martin Amis - Money
    Ian Herbert - Tinseltown
    Daisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown Up
    Jack London - White Fang

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    • 52 min
    Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

    Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

    We are back at this year's Margate Bookie for a fun, frank and freewheeling conversation with three brilliant authors: Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay! Lucy Vine is a journalist and author of five novels including Hot Mess, Are We Nearly There Yet, What Fresh Hell, Bad Choices and her latest, the critically acclaimed Seven Exes. Yomi Adegoke is a journalist, podcaster and author, co-writing Slay in Your Lane with Elizabeth Uviebinené before releasing the bestselling, critically lauded novel The List. Laura Kay is a journalist and author of the much-loved novels Tell Me Everything, The Split and her latest Wild Things. We talked to them about alternative romance, star signs, writing routines, favourite reads and the genius of Sophie Kinsella.
    Katie Clapham's book recommendation Substack is HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Limelight
    Lucy Vine - Seven Exes
    Yomi Adegoke - The List
    Laura Kay - Wild Things
    Laura Kay - Tell Me Everything
    Malinda Lo - Last Night at the Telegraph Club
    Jodie Chapman - Oh Sister
    Harriet Gibsone - Is This Ok
    Rebecca F Kuang - Yellowface
    Lisa Jewell - The Family Upstairs
    Bess Kalb - Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
    Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uvibene - Slay in Your Lane
    Kate Young - Experienced
    Kate Young - The Little Library Cookbook
    Lucy Vine - Date With Destiny
    Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
    Jilly Cooper - Rivals
    Danielle Steele - Jewels
    Jackie Collins - The World is Full of Married Men
    Lisa Jewell - Ralph's Party
    Sophie Kinsella - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic
    Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday

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    • 50 min
    Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel - You're Booked

    Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel - You're Booked

    This week we are beyond excited to welcome an absolutely legendary author whose work has been a mainstay of the podcast since day one. It's Ottessa Moshfegh with her writing partner and husband Luke Goebel! Ottessa is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation (a YB staple), Lapvona, Homesick For Another World, Death in Her Hands and McGlue. Luke's debut Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours won the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize while his next novel Kill Dick will be released in 2024. Together Ottessa and Luke wrote the screenplay for the film Causeway and have now collaborated on an adaptation of Ottessa's acclaimed novel Eileen, which is released in cinemas on December 1st. We talked to them about formative reads, phoning Ken Kesey, aliens and Metallica.
    Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Limelight
    Ottessa Moshfegh - Eileen
    Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation
    Ottessa Moshfegh - Homesick For Another World
    Luke Goebel - Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours
    Elfriede Jelinek - The Piano Teacher
    JoAnna Novak - Contradiction Days
    Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
    Bret Easton Ellis - The Shards
    Ben Ehrenreich - The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
    Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace and Other Stories
    Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz
    Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Pictures of a Gone World
    Diane di Prima - Selected Poems
    Ross Gay - Book of Delights
    Abbott Kahler - Where You End
    Margery Higdon - Alien Abduction of The Wyoming Hunter
    Whitley Strieber - Communion
    Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex
    Edith Wharton - House of Mirth
    Henry James - Portrait of a Lady

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    • 43 min
    Lou Sanders and Andi Oshi Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

    Lou Sanders and Andi Oshi Live at the Margate Bookie - You're Booked

    It's two returning champs this week as we present the brilliant and hilarious Lou Sanders and Andi Osho live at the Turner Contemporary as part of the Margate Bookie literary festival. Lou and Andi are both stand-ups and both supreme authors. Lou recently published her memoir What's That Lady Doing? to widespread acclaim. Andi has published two celebrated novels: Tough Crowd and Asking for a Friend. In this frank, funny and freewheeling conversation Lou and Andi discuss romance, the fear of death (onstage), ice-skating, unfortunate text message mishaps, youthful indiscretions with towels and what makes them laugh.
    Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. Get you hands on Helen Shaddock's lovely 2024 calendars by visiting http://www.helenshaddock.co.uk/. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked
    BOOKS
    Daisy Buchanan - Limelight
    Lou Sanders - What's That Lady Doing?
    Andi Osho - Tough Crowd
    Andi Osho - Asking For a Friend
    Curtis Sittenfeld - Romantic Comedy
    Dolly Alderton - Good Material
    Barbara Payton - I am Not Ashamed
    Jada Pinkett Smith - Worthy
    Margaret Atwood - Cat's Eye
    WIll Smith - Will
    Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic
    Rosie Wilby - Breakup Monologues

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    • 50 min

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44 Ratings

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Best book podcast

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Best podcast for bookshelf snoops

Love to peruse your friends’ bookshelves, both for TBR ideas and for insight into their mindset? Then this podcast is for you. Daisy visits with a range of authors and is an excellent interviewer. She engages the guests and takes the conversations in funny and enjoyable directions. My only quibble is with the production. It would be great if Daisy and her guests had mics. Many times one person is near the mic and the other far enough away that it can be difficult to follow the conversation without cranking up, then cranking down, the volume. However, it’s always a tray when a new episode appears in the feed.

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