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.

Clare Mackintosh – Shelf Isolation

It’s another Shelf Isolation bonus episode this week, where we peruse the bookshelves of a favourite author from a safe distance. This week it’s a ridiculously entertaining chat with the wonderful Clare Mackintosh. Clare is the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of I

Let You Go, Let Me Lie and her latest After The End. We talked to her about providing a retirement home for books, her secret library, Just William and who, from books, she’d hate to be locked down with.


Minnesota Freedom Fund

Stop Hate UK

Rachel Cargell’s Great Unlearn


Layla F Saad – Me & White Supremacy

Clare Mackintosh – I Let You Go

Clare Mackintosh – After The End

Kate Elizabeth Russell – My Dark Vanessa

Jodi Picoult – Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light

Jilly Cooper – Imogen

Eleanor H. Porter – Pollyanna

Susan Coolidge – What Katy Did

George & Weedon Grossmith – Diary of a Nobody

Richmal Crompton – William Carries On

HV Morton – Traveller in Rome

Edward Lear – Complete Nonsense

Kate Atkinson – Life After Life

Nikesh Shukla (ed) – Good Immigrant

Jasbinder Bilan – Asha & the Spirit Bird

Arthur Ransome – Swallows and Amazons

Sally Rooney – Normal People

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary

Sue Townsend – Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

George Orwell – Down and Out in Paris and London

Mark Haddon – Curious Incidentof the Dog in the Night-time

James Goodhand – Last Lesson

AA Dhand – Darkness Rising

John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men

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