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.

Gavanndra Hodge – Shelf Isolation

This week we are Shelf Isolating with the journalist, columnist and author Gavanndra Hodge! Gavanndra has worked in newspapers and magazines for over twenty years at publications such as Tatler, Sunday Times, Independent and ES Magazine. Her memoir, The Consequences of Love, has received widespread critical acclaim. We talked to her about rereading, food in books, Lace and being led astray by the Chalet School books.


Daisy Buchanan – Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Gavanndra Hodge – Consequences of Love

Vladimir Nabokov – Speak Memory

Sybille Bedford – Jigsaw

Elinor M. Brent-Dyer – Chalet School

JRR Tolkien – Lord of the Rings

Virgil – Aenid

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Cazalet Chronicles

Rose Macaulay – Towers of Trebizond

Diana Henry – How To Eat a Peach

Anbara Salam – Belladonna

Barbara Trapido – Frankie and Stankie

Barbara Trapido – Brother of the More Famous Jack

Deborah Levy – Swimming Home

Ali Smith – How To Be Both

Cathy Rentzenbrink – Dear Reader

Cathy Rentzenbrink – Last Act of Love

Justine Picardie – If the Spirit Moves You

JK Rowling – Harry Potter

Sophie Heawood – Hungover Games

Ursula Le Guin – The Dispossessed

Daniel Kehlmann – Tyll

Shirley Conran – Lace

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