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.

9. Andy Miller

This week we travel to the sunny Kent coast to meet writer, reader, podcaster and Brookner fanatic Andy Miller. Andy is the author of The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life and the co-host of the fantastic and highly informative Backlisted podcast. We were allowed VIP access to his exclusive reading shed where we discussed life-changing books, Dan Brown, Peanuts versus Proust and, of course, Anita Brookner.


Andy Miller – The Year of Reading Dangerously

Andy Miller – Tilting at Windmills

Andy Miller- The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society

Hilary Mantel – Beyond Black

Philip Roth – Everyman

Luke Rhinehart – The Dice Man

Mikhail Bulgakov – Master and Margarita

EM Forster – Howards End

George Eliot – Middlemarch

Charles Bukowski – Post Office

Herman Melville – Moby Dick

Iris Murdoch – The Sea The Sea

John Kennedy Toole – A Confederacy of Dunces

Patrick Hamilton – 20,000 Streets Under the Sky

Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 100 Years of Solitude

Cath Carroll – Never Break the Chain

Simon Reynolds – Rip It Up and Start Again

Colin MacInnes – Absolute Beginners

Graham Greene – Brighton Rock

Anita Brookner – A Start in Life

Dan Brown – Da Vinci Code

Lee Child – Killing Floor

Gabrielle Moss – Paperback Crush

Craig Brown – Ma’am Darling

Anita Brookner – Look At Me

Jean Rhys – Tigers Are Better Looking

Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea

Sylvia Townsend Warner – The Corner That Held Them

Nora Lofts – The Town House

Marcel Proust – In Search of Lost Time

Charles M Schulz – Complete Peanuts

Edward St Aubyn – Patrick Melrose Novels

Anthony Powell – Dance To The Music of Time

Hilary Spurling – Invitation To The Dance

Tove Jansson – Moominvalley in November

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