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.

25. Holly Bourne

We’re back in London town this week and in the home of the phenomenal Holly Bourne! Holly is the celebrated, award-winning YA author of such books as It Only Happens in the Moviesand Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?Her debut adult novel was the critically acclaimedHow Do You Like Me Now? We talked to Holly about getting books signed, colour co-ordination, meeting Metallica and troubling literary crushes.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Sonder & Tell (Edit) – Comfort Zones

Holly Bourne – How Do You Like Me Know?

Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman

Irvin D Yalom – Love’s Executioner

JD Salinger – Catcher in the Rye

Will Storr – Science of Storytelling

Stephen King – On Writing

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Elizabeth Gilbert – Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat Pray Love

Judy Blume – Forever

Judy Blume – Are You There God It’s Me Margaret

Judy Blume – Summer Sisters

Elizabeth Gilbert – Committed

Germaine Greer – Female Eunuch

Molly Keane – Good Behaviour

Maggie Nelson – The Argonauts

Leila Slimani – Adele

Leila Slimani – Lullaby

Louise Rennison – Complete Georgia Nicolson

Louise Bagshawe – Career Girls

Holly Bourne – It Only Happens in the Movies

David Nicholls – One Day

Jojo Moyes – Me Before You

Ian McEwan – Atonement

Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

Marian Keyes – This Charming Man

Louise Rennison – Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas

Louise Rennison – And That’s When It Fell Off in My Hand

Gabrielle Moss – Paperback Crush

Kate Cann – Hard Cash

Kate Cann – Footloose

Kate Cann – In The Deep End

Sharon Creech – Walk Two…

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