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.

Brit Bennett – You’re Booked

Both of Brit Bennett’s sensational bestselling novels, The Mothers and The Vanishing Half, have been on heavy rotation at YB towers for months, so we are delighted to bring you this fascinating conversation with her, covering adapting books for the screen, how writing changes the way you read, the dark world of celebrity tell-alls and the dangers of novel recommendation.


Daisy Buchanan – How To Be a Grown Up

Daisy Buchanan – Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Brit Bennett – Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett – The Mothers

Myla Goldberg – Feast Your Eyes

Bernadine Evaristo – Girl Woman Other

Anne Enright – Actress

Toni Morrison – Song of Solomon

SE Hinton – The Outsiders

Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye

Richard Wright – Native Son

Tayari Jones – Silver Sparrow

Ann Patchett – Bel Canto

Ann Patchett – Dutch House

Ann Patchett – Commonwealth

Raven Leilani – Luster

Tayari Jones – American Marriage

Shirley Jackson – We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Sue Miller – Monogamy

Darcy Eveleigh – Unseen: Unpublished Black History

Nicholas Smith – Kicks: Great American Story of Sneakers

Nichelle Gainer- Vintage Black Glamour

Yaa Gyasi – Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi –Homegoing

Penny Valentine- Dancing with Demons: Dusty Springfield

Busy Phillips – This Will Only Hurt a Little

Mariah Carey – Meaning Of

Zadie Smith – Swing Time

Margo Jefferson –

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