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.

Flo Perry – You’re Booked

We’re back in North London this week to meet the author and illustrator Flo Perry! Flo is the creative force behind the book How To Have Feminist Sex which covers everything from faking it to consent, stress to kink, and how losing your virginity isn’t so different to eating your first chocolate croissant.We talked to her about sharing a kindle with your mum (former YB guest Phillipa Perry), early formative reads, the power of graphic novels and birdwatching.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Dale Shaw – Painfully British Haikus

Flo Perry – How to Have Feminist Sex

Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan – Sex at Dawn

Julie Burchill – Sugar Rush

Armistead Maupin – Tales of the City

Robert Galbraith – Casual Vacancy

Ben Aaronovitch – Rivers of London

My Sister The Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite

Sally Rooney – Normal People

Sally Rooney – Conversations With Friends

Sara Pascoe – Animal

Drew Hayes – Super Powereds

Rachel Kushner – The Mars Room

Alison Bechdel – Essential Dykes To Look Out For

Posy Simmonds – Tamara Drew

Art Spiegelman – Maus

Phillipa Perry – Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Jia Tolentino – Trick Mirror

Stuart Heritage – Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals

Norman Arlott- Complete Guide to British Wildlife

Chris Packham – Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

Belinda Bauer – Snap

Dave Eggers – The Circle

Ruby Tandoh – Eat Up

Fiona Beckett – Ultimate Student Cookbook

Miguel Barclay – £1 Meals

Ruby Tandoh – Flavour

Lindy West – Shrill

Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman

Bernadine Evaristo – Mr Loverman

Bernadine Evaristo – Girl Woman Other

Magda Gerber – Your Self Confident Baby

Jonathan Franklin – 438 Days

Blaine Harden –

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