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.

30. Dorothy Koomson

This week we’re back in Brighton to meet the sensational Dorothy Koomson! Dorothy is the author of 15 books including the best-selling and award-winning My Best Friend’s Girl,The Ice Cream GirlsandThe Brighton Mermaid. Her latest is Tell Me Your Secret, described as “totally addictive, can’t put down, rollercoaster ride of a story”. We talked to Dorothy about the power of Jackie Collins, the importance of editing and the influence of Judge Dredd.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Dorothy Koomson – Tell Me Your Secret

Margaret Atwood – Handmaid’s Tale

Araminta Hall – Our Kind of Cruelty

Michelle Obama – Becoming

Dorothy Koomson – The Friend

Jackie Collins – Thrill

Jackie Collins – The Power Trip

Jackie Collins – Vendetta

Dorothy Koomson – Marshmallows for Breakfast

Donna Hay – Modern Classics

Lisa Faulkner – Recipes from My Mother to my Daughter

Dorothy Koomson – Woman He Loved Before

Elizabeth Gilbert – Big Magic

Dorothy Koomson – That Girl From Nowhere

Dorothy Koomson – Goodnight Beautiful

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

Judy Blume – Forever

Dorothy Koomson – The Ice Cream Girls

Penguin Poems for Love

Sophie Kinsella – Shopaholic to the Stars

Sophie Kinsella – Can You Keep a Secret

Giovanna Fletcher – Dream a Little Dream

Giovanna Fletcher – You’re the One That I Want

Sophie Kinsella – Shopaholic and Baby

Julie Cohen – Dear Thing

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Linda Green – And Then It Happened

Linda Green – The Mummyfesto

Sareeta Domingo – The Nearness of You

Louise Doughty – Apple Tree Yard

Paula Hawkins – Girl on the Train

Stieg Larsson – Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Hilary Mantel – Wolf Hall

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