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.

7. Elizabeth Day

We’re heading, once more, to leafy, lovely North London to meet the author, journalist and podcast supremo Elizabeth Day. Elizabeth is the author of four novels and will soon release her first memoir, based on her massively successful podcast How To Fail. While snooping around her (small but perfectly formed) flat, we discussed being nosey, literary heroines, EM Forster related tattoos and learning the facts of life from The Thorn Birds.

BOOKS (Click on the links for more)

Elizabeth Day – The Party

Elizabeth Day – How To Fail

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Cazalet Chronicle

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Sea Change

Elizabeth Jane Howard – After Julius

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Long View

Elizabeth Day – Scissors, Paper, Stone

Judy Blume – Forever

Judy Blume – Deenie

Elizabeth Day – Home Fires

Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway

TC Boyle – The Terranauts

Neel Mukherjee – The Lives of Others

Alasdair Gray – Lanark

Muriel Spark – Momento Mori

Muriel Spark – The Girls of Slender Means

Aldous Huxley – Beyond the Mexique Bay

Aldous Huxley – Two or Three Graces

Tara Westover – Educated

Simon Reid-Henry – Fidel & Che

Sally Field – In Pieces

Sophie Mackintosh – The Water Cure

Lily Allen – My Thoughts Exactly

James O’Brien – How To Be Right

Damian Dibben – Tomorrow

Leila Slimani – Adele

Colleen McCullough – The Thorn Birds

Barbara Taylor Bradford – A Woman of Substance

John Banville – The Sea

Barbara Kingsolver – Unsheltered

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