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.

13. Lauren Bravo

We’re venturing deep into East London this week to peruse the library of journalist and author Lauren Bravo. Lauren recently released What Would The Spice Girls Do? a joyous and energetic celebration of girlhood, friendship and pop culture. A wide ranging discussion covered the use of wee in James Joyce, Colin Firth in your pencil case, upsetting Ali Smith and an extraordinarily accurate Psammead impression.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Lauren Bravo – What Would The Spice Girls Do?

Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen – Oh My God What a Complete Aisling

Nora Ephron – Wallflower at the Orgy

Gabrielle Fernie – Lush

Tara Westover – Educated

James Joyce – Ulysses

Thomas Hardy – Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Nancy Mitford – The Pursuit of Love

EF Benson – Mapp and Lucia

Barbara Pym – Excellent Women

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Judy Blume – Forever

Judy Blume – Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself

Judy Blume – Deenie

Viv Albertine – To Throw Away Unopened

Noel Streatfeild – Party Frock

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild – The Bell Family

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones Edge of Reason

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Baby

Helen Fielding – Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

Ruby Ferguson – Jill’s Pony Trek

Jane Shaw – Susan at School

Jane Shaw – Susan Rushes In

Jane Shaw – Susan’s Helping Hand

Lucy Mangan – Bookworm

Enid Blyton – Malory Towers

Anne Digby – First Term at Trebizon

Ana Sampson – She is Fierce

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