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.

Jessica Knoll – You’re Booked

This week we are back in LA, not far from The Getty, visiting the beautiful home of bestselling author Jessica Knoll! Jessica wrote the mega-hits The Luckiest Girl Alive (soon to be a film) and The Favourite Sister (soon to be a TV series). We talked to her about inspirational books, favourite book shops, scary reads and the the best book to read if you want to write a screenplay. For more information about Daisy’s new newsletter Further Reading visit:


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Jessica Knoll – Luckiest Girl Alive

Jessica Knoll – Favourite Sister

Steph Cha – Your House Will Pay

Anthony Horowitz – Magpie Mysteries

Caroline Kepnes – You

Ottessa Moshfegh – My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen

Shirley Jackson – Dark Tales

LS Hilton – Maestra

Jay McInerney – Bright Lights Big City

Sylvia Plath – Bell Jar

Cheryl Strayed – Wild

Anthony Minghella – Minghella on Minghella

Kamila Shamsie – Home Fire

Donna Tartt – Secret History

Bret Easton Ellis – Rules of Attraction

Esquire – History of Bennington

Donna Tartt – Goldfinch

Elaine Dundy – Dud Avocado

Matt Ruff – Bad Monkeys

Elizabeth Strout – Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout – Olive Again

Ruth Franklin – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Sun Tzu – Art of War

Anais Nin – Diaries

Anais Nin – Delta of Venus

Anais Nin – Henry and June

Stephen King –

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