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.

11. Poorna Bell

This week, we head to South London to chat to the award winning journalist and author Poorna Bell. Poorna wrote about her story in her acclaimed 2017 memoir,Chase The Rainbow: One Man’s Journey With Mental Health, And The Woman Who Loved Him. She’s quick, clever,extremelyfunny, a must-follow on Instagram and has a sideboard worthy of envy.

And as an added bonus for our beloved You’re Booked listeners, you can pre-order Daisy Buchanan’s new book The Sisterhood from The Margate Bookshop and get 20% off when you use the code BOOKED at checkout.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Poorna Bell – Chase the Rainbow

Poorna Bell – In Search of Silence

Amrita Narayanan – The Parrots of Desire

Various – The Rig Veda

Haruki Murakami – Men Without Women

Haruki Murakami – Sputnik Sweetheart

Michael Ende – The Neverending Story

Rosie Blake – The Hygge Holiday

Terry Pratchett – The Colour of Magic

Dean Windass – Deano

Haruki Murakami – The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

AT Schofield – What a Boy Should Know

Tony Jewell – Reptiles & Amphibians of New Zealand

Mark Leigh & Mike Lepine –Pets With Tourette’s

Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita

Sarah J Maas – A Court of Thorns and Roses

David Sedaris – When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Cat Marnell – How To Murder Your Life

Paul Theroux – Fresh-air Fiend

Joan Didion – The Year of Magical Thinking

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