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.

Candice Brathwaite – You’re Booked

We are beyond excited to bring you this honest and illuminating conversation with author, influencer, blogger and founder of Make Motherhood DiverseCandice Brathwaite! Candice’s first book, You Are Not My Baby Mother was a former YB Steal of the Week and a critically lauded Sunday Times bestseller that unflinchingly looks at being a black British mother and strives to redefine the whole idea of motherhood in the 21st Century. We talked to Candice about the pressures of success, the delights of Oprah’s Book Club, the genius of Toni Morrison and the importance of woo.


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Candice Brathwaite – I Am Not Your Baby Mother

LupitaNyong’o – Sulwe

Sister Soulja – Coldest Winter Ever

Nelson Mandela – Long Road To freedom

Ilona Staller (Ed) – Erotic Tales

Frances Hodgson Burnett – Secret Garden

Ann M. Martin – Babysitters Club

Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird

Tayari Jones – An American Marriage

Jacqueline Woodson – Red at the Bone

Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age

Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook

Bernadine Evaristo – Girl, Woman, Other

EB White – Charlotte’s Web

Clare Chambers – Small Pleasures

Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye

Gary Zukav- Seat of the Soul

Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist

Rhonda Byrne – The Secret

Paul Harrington – Secret to Teen Power

Jen Sincero – You Are a Badass

Shahroo Izadi – Kindness Method

Shahroo Izadi – Last Diet

Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat Pray Love

bell hooks – All…

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