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.

Amor Towles – You’re Booked

Our American sojourn continues with a trip to Manhattan’s Gramercy Park and a visit to the esteemed, million-selling author Amor Towles! Amor is the writer of the bestselling titles Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow which was a recommended read of both Bill Gates and Barack Obama as well as appearing on a multitude of best of the year lists. We talked to him about reading the canon, inhaling James Bond and the amount of time you’re allowed before giving up on a book.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Amor Towles – Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles – Rules of Civility

Edith Wharton – Collected Novels

Harold Bloom – American Canon

Marcel Proust – Remembrance of Things Past

Paul Scott – Raj Quartet

Herman Melville – Moby Dick

Philip Roth – American Pastoral

Philip Roth – Human Stain

Ross Macdonald – Collection

Raymond Chandler – Big Sleep

Franklin W Dixon – Hardy Boys

Ray Bradbury – Stories

Agatha Christie – Collection

John Le Carre – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

John Le Carre – Honourable Schoolboy

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 100 Years of Solitude

Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment

Rhik Samadder – I Never Said I Loved You

Thomas Mann – Magic Mountain

Thomas Mann – Buddenbrooks

Naguib Mahfouz – Cairo Trilogy

Naguib Mahfouz – The Quarter

Harry Matthews – The Conversions

Jonathan Lethem – Motherless Brooklyn

James Baldwin – Go Tell It To The Mountain

Flannery O’Connor – Complete Stories

Sloan Wilson – Man in the Grey Flannel Suit

David Goodis –

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