You’re Booked

Hosted ByDaisy Buchanan

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.

1. Dolly Alderton

Episode one takes place in leafy, literary North London, a place that has inspired many Very Important Pens – including those belonging to Virginia Woolf, JG Ballard, and that of our very first guest Dolly Alderton.

Dolly, the author ofEverything I Know About Love,the co-presenter of chart topping podcastThe High Low and the Sunday Times columnist, is a voracious reader. Her book filled flat yielded some serious treasures, with a library featuring names fit to grace the guest list of the ultimate paper party, from JB Priestley to…Rod Stewart. Dolly told us about the intimacy of reading and writing, the reality of sharing so much of your life with strangers and why she’ll never stop reading love stories. It must be said that she’s a host nonpareil – she makes the greatest cup of coffee in the capital.


Dolly Alderton – Everything I Know About Love

Alex Comfort – The Joy of Sex

Judy Blume – Forever

Chris Kraus – I Love Dick

Stefan Bollman – Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Pauline Reage – The Story of O

Rachael Oakes-Ash – Good Girls Do Swallow

Matt Haig – Reasons To Stay Alive

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