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.

26. Juno Dawson

We’re down in sunny Brighton (or Hove, actually) to meet the award-winning, bestselling author, screenwriter, journalist and activist Juno Dawson! Juno is the author of 17 books including the YA works Clean and Meat Market, the non-fiction This Book is Gay and her first book aimed at adults The Gender Games. We talked to her about horror, meeting your heroes, education and the importance of Tales of the City.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

E. A. Jones – Hermits and Anchorites in England

Juno Dawson – The Gender Games

Juno Dawson – This Book is Gay

Juno Dawson – Meat Market

Juno Dawson – Cruel Summer

Juno Dawson – Margot & Me

Juno Dawson – Mind Your Head

VC Andrews – Flowers in the Attic

Tabitha Suzuma – Forbidden

Malorie Blackman – Noughts & Crosses

Malorie Blackman – Pig Heart Boy

Margaret Atwood – Handmaid’s Tale

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

Kate Mosse – I Am Heathcliff

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Roald Dahl – The Witches

Roald Dahl – George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl – Matilda

Stephen King – Pet Sematary

LJ Smith – Forbidden Game

LJ Smith – The Vampire Diaries

Angela Carter – Bloody Chamber

Angela Carter – Nights at the Circus

Angela Carter – New Eve

Armistead Maupin – Tales of the City

Angela Carter – Wise Children

Erin Kelly – He Said She Said

Simon James Green – Noah Can’t Even

Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison – Lobsters

Armistead Maupin – Babycakes

Armistead Maupin – More Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin – Significant Others

Armistead Maupin – Further Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin – Sure of You

Armistead Maupin –Michael Tolliver Lives

Armistead Maupin- Mary Ann in Autumn

Armistead Maupin – Days of Anna Madrigal

Judith Kerr – A Small Person Far…

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