Josie Long – You’re Booked

We are so excited to welcome one of our absolute heroes to the podcast. It’s Josie Long! Josie is an internationally renowned, beloved and multi-award-winning stand-up, podcaster, actor, playwright and radio presence. Her first short story collection, Because I Don’t Know What You Mean and What You Don’t has just been released. We talked to Josie about favourite short story collections, books to make you laugh on the bus, attempting sainthood, radical texts and trying to get your kids to love the books you love. Daisy will be attending the Queen’s Reading Room Festival, look out for exclusive behind the scenes content on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy’s Creative Confidence SubstackHERE. And sign up for the You’re Booked newsletter by heading


Josie Long – Because I Don’t Know What You Mean and What You Don’t

Raymond Carver – What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Jean Rhys – Collected Short Stories

ZZ Packer – Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Kelly Link – Get in Trouble

Dan Rhodes – Anthropology

Richard Yates – Collected Stories

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men

Robin Cooper – Timewaster Letters

Frankie Boyle – Meantime

Shirley Hughes – Sally’s Secret

Rumer Godden – The Doll’s House

Arnold Lobel – Frog and Toad

Michael Rosen – Book of Very Silly Poems

Jacqueline Wilson – Story of Tracy Beaker

Rumer Godden – Miss Happiness and Miss Flower

Rumer Godden – Little Plum

Barbara Sleigh – Carbonel

Maurice Sendak – Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak – In the Night Kitchen

Maurice Sendak – Outside Over There

Dorothy Whipple – The Other Day

Tyler Feder – Bodies Are Cool

Roald Dahl – The Witches

Virginia Sole Smith – Fat Talk

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea

Fern Brady – Strong Female Character

Katherine May – Electricity of Every Living Thing

Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary

Elizabeth Smart – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Ann Patchett – The Dutch House

Ann Patchett – These Precious Days

Brit Bennet – The Vanishing Half

Kurt Vonnegut – Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut – Slapstick

Kurt Vonnegut- Timequake

Kurt Vonnegut- Jailbird

Kurt Vonnegut- Slaughterhouse 5

Kurt Vonnegut – Cat’s Cradle

Kurt Vonnegut – Galapagos

Kurt Vonnegut – Man Without a Country

Anne Tyler – Saint Maybe

F Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

Kate Pickett& Richard Wilkinson – The Spirit Level

Nesrine Malik – We Need New Stories

Lola Olufemi- Experiments in Imagining Otherwise

Rebecca Solnit – Hope in the Dark

Nathalie Olah- Steal As Much As You Can

Alan Lane – Club on the Edge of Town

James Schneider – Our Bloc

Rob Hopkins – From What Is To What If

Rius – Marx For Beginners

Martin Rowson/Karl Marx – Communist Manifesto

Howard Zinn – People’s History of American Empire

Alison Bechdel – Fun Home

Marian Keyes – Rachel’s Holiday

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