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.

23. Erin Kelly

This week we’re visiting Erin Kelly, the critically acclaimed author adored by hundreds of thousands of readers – she’s been topping bestseller lists since the publication of her debut,The Poison Tree. Her latest novel,Stone Mothers,is an addictive story about love, lies and secrets. Erin is a reading addict and a true scholar of fiction. We talked about writing ambitions, failures that lead to success and being mentored by Ruth Rendell from beyond the grave.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Elaine Dundy – The Injured Party

Erin Kelly – The Poison Tree

Erin Kelly – Stone Mothers

Kerry Hudson – Thirst

Ruth Rendell – Make Death Love Me

Ruth Rendell – A Fatal Inversion

Donna Tartt – Secret History

Evelyn Waugh – Brideshead Revisited

Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca

CS Lewis – Chronicles of Narnia

Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jacqueline Wilson – Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson- The Suitcase Kid

Paula Danziger – Cat Ate My Gymsuit

Lois Duncan – Stranger With My Face

Lois Duncan – I Know What You Did Last Summer

Stephen King – Carrie

Virginia Andrews – Flowers in the Attic

Virginia Andrews – Garden of Shadows

JD Salinger – Catcher in the Rye

Norton Anthology of English Literature

Shelley Harris – Vigilante

Carol Ann Duffy – Collected Poems

Erin Kelly – He Said She Said

Erin Kelly – The Burning Air

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

SJ Watson – Before I Go To Sleep

Paula Hawkins – Girl On The Train

Andrea Newman – Bouquet of Barbed Wire

Andrea Newman – A Sense of Guilt

Andrea Newman –Three Into Two Won’t Go

Andrea Newman – A Share of the World

Daisy Johnson – Fen

Eley Williams – Attrib

Helen Simpson – Cockfosters

Anna Hope – Expectation

Anna Hope – The Ballroom

Sally Rooney –

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