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.

14. Sophie Kinsella

This week we’re in Central London – home of some of the greatest shops in the world and our guest, the multimillion selling superstar novelist Sophie Kinsella. Sophie is the author of 30 books, including novels, children’s books and her hit Shopaholic series, and she’s as prolific a reader as she is a writer. We talked about PG Wodehouse, Jilly Cooper, sex, jokes, bums and why she ended up buying four copies of Donna Tartt’sThe Goldfinch…


Sophie Kinsella – Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

Sophie Kinsella – I Owe You One

Norman Hunter – The Dribblesome Teapots

Dorothy Edwards – My Naughty Little Sister

Beverly Cleary – Ramona

Nick Hornby – High Fidelity

PG Wodehouse – The Code of the Woosters

PG Wodehouse – Blandings

Sophie Kinsella – Undomesticated Goddess

Jilly Cooper – Rivals

Jilly Cooper – Imogen

Jilly Cooper – Harriet

Jilly Cooper – Riders

Shirley Conran – Lace

Sophie Kinsella – Can You Keep a Secret

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

JG Links – Venice For Pleasure

Leila Slimani – Adele

George & Weedon Grossmith – Diary of a Nobody

EM Delafield – Diary of a Provincial Lady

Katherine Heiny – Standard Deviation

Phillip Pullman – Northern Lights

Michael Grant – Gone

EF Benson – Mapp and Lucia

Jane Austen –Pride and Prejudice

Joan Didion- Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Sarra Manning – Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp

Lilly Singh – How To Be a Bawse

Dave Eggers – The Circle

Sophie Kinsella – Finding Audrey

Noel Streatfeild – A Vicarage Family


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