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.

Jessie Burton – You’re Booked

Get ready for a fun, thorough and frequently mirth-filled conversation with the internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton! Jessie’s first book was the monster hit The Miniaturist, followed up by the exceptional The Muse and her latest, the chart-topping The Confession. We talked to Jessie about the joys of living with a bookseller, the particular pain associated with rereading, her favourite funny books and the all-around inspiration that is Princess Margaret.


Daisy Buchanan – How To Be a Grown Up

Daisy Buchanan – Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Jessie Burton – Miniaturist

Jessie Burton – Confession

Baroness Glenconner – Lady in Waiting

Craig Brown – Maam Darling

Octavia Butler – Kindred

Marlon James – Book of Night Women

Andrea Levy – Long Song

Gayl Jones – Corregidora

Sheila Heti – Motherhood

Lauren Groff – Fates & Furies

Tracy Chevalier – Girl With a Pearl Earring

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca

Roald Dahl – Matilda

LP Hartley – Go Between

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Margaret Atwood – Cats Eye

Thom Gunn – Selected Poems

Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes

Jessie Burton – Restless Girls

Ann Patchett – Dutch House

Lissa Evans – V For Victory

Eva Ibbotson – Secret Countess

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Cazelet Chronicles

Penelope Mortimer – Saturday Lunch with the Brownings

Jessie Burton – Muse

Edward St Aubyn – Patrick Melrose

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