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.

Ada Calhoun – You’re Booked

This week we are heading to Brooklyn and the home of Award-winning journalistandNew York Timesbestselling author Ada Calhoun! Ada wrote the fantastic history of New York St Marks is Dead and the hugely popular memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give. Her new book is the already bestselling Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis. We talked to her about New York writers, the New York Post, true crime, memoir, Dolly Parton and rediscovering classic YA. For more information about Daisy’s new newsletter Further Reading visit:


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Ada Calhoun – Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

Ada Calhoun – Why We Can’t Sleep

Dawn Powell – Wicked Pavilion

Dawn Powell – Locusts Have No King

Ada Calhoun – St Marks is Dead

Eilert Sundt – Sexual Customs in Rural Norway

Lisa Sliwa – Attitude

Susannah Cahalan – Great Pretender

Susannah Cahalan – Brain on Fire

Karen Abbott – Ghosts of Eden Park

Lisa Carver – Dancing Queen

Derek Jarman – Chroma

N. Whittal-Perry – Treasury of Traditional Wisdom

George Eliot – Middlemarch

Barbara Wersba – Beautiful Losers

Barbara Wersba – Fat A Love Story

Francesca Lia Block – Weetzie Bat

Melissa Broder – The Pisces

M Masters – Case of the Clever Computer Crooks

PG Wodehouse – Psmith in the City

PG Wodehouse – Right Ho Jeeves

Wilkie Collins – Woman in White

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Jane Austen – Emma

Mildred Gilman – Sob Sister

Nora Ephron – for privacy and opt-out information.

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