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.

Adam Kay – You’re Booked

This week we are in the fine company of writer, performer and former doctor Adam Kay! Adam’s first book This is Going To Hurt spent over a year at number one in the bestseller list. It becamethe bestselling non-fiction title of the decade, the bestselling non-fiction e-book of all time and the winner of four National Book Awards. His next three titles, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, Dear NHS and his new book for children Kay’s Anatomy have become instant bestsellers. We talked to Adam about the therapy of reading and writing, bizarre bodily functions, funny books and why you should never read on the toilet.


Daisy Buchanan – How To Be a Grown Up

Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Adam Kay – This is Going To Hurt

Adam Kay – Kay’s Anatomy

Adam Kay (Editor) – Dear NHS

Mark Watson – Contacts

F Scott Fitzgerald – Great Gatsby

Alan Bennett – Lady in the Van

Graham Greene – Brighton Rock

Victoria Wood – Plays

Jasper Rees – Victoria Wood: Let’s Do It

Alan Partridge – I, Partridge

Alan Partridge – Nomad

Richmal Crompton – Just William

PG Wodehouse – Jeeves and Wooster

Elinor Lipman – On Turpentine Lane

Eric Carle – Very Hungry Caterpillar

Jonathan Coe – What a Carve Up

Jonathan Coe –Middle England

Jonathan Coe – House of Sleep

Jonathan Coe – Rotter’s Club

Matthew Walker – Why We Sleep

Nina Stibbe – Love Nina

Sue Townsend. – Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Norton Juster –

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