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.

Camilla Thurlow – You’re Booked

This week we are perusing the bookshelves of human rights campaigner, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, Love Island inhabiter and all-round inspiration Camilla Thurlow! Camilla has worked forland mine charity The Halo Trust, she’s a vociferous reader and has recently published her first book, a memoir, called Not The Type. During a highly revealing conversation, we talked to her about the double-edged sword that is social media, the genius of Elizabeth Day, the appeal of old books and allowing stories to leak into your life.


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Camilla Thurlow – Not The Type

David Sedaris – Me Talk Pretty One Day

Lisa Taddeo – Three Woman

David Sedaris – Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls

Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age

Elizabeth Macneal- The Doll Factory

Jessie Burton – The Muse

Alan Huffman – Here I Am

Paul Conroy – Under the Wire

Sebastian Junger – Tribe

David Nott – War Doctor

Anna Hope – Expectation

Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Ken Follett – Pillars of the Earth

Elizabeth Day – The Party

Elizabeth Day – How To Fail

Abbi Waxman – Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Donatella Di Pietrantonio – A Girl Returned

Candice Brathwaite – I Am Not Your Baby Mother

Nimko Ali – What We’re Told Not To Talk About

Dolly Alderton – Everything I Know About Love

Daisy Buchanan – How To Be a Grown Up

Marian Keyes – Other Side of the Story

Jamie Bartlett – The People Vs Tech

Rachel DeLoache Williams – My Friend Anna

Lemn Sissay –

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