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.

Lauren Bravo – Shelf Isolation

We are Shelf Isolating once again this week, where we talk to some of our favourite former guests, friends of the YB family and people we adore about how books and reading are helping them get through the lockdown. This week’s guest falls into all three categories as we pay a return visit to journalist and author Lauren Bravo! Lauren is the author of How to Break Up with Fast Fashion and What Would the Spice Girls Do? We talked to her about her funniest ever reads, cookery books as fiction, the genius of Barbara Trapido and YA comfort reads.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Lauren Bravo – How To Break Up With Fast Fashion

Lauren Bravo – What Would The Spice Girls Do

Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age

Jean Ure – Jo in the Middle

Jaqueline Wilson – Girls in Tears

Jaqueline Wilson – Girls Out Late

Jaqueline Wilson – Story of Tracey Beaker

Jaqueline Wilson – Suitcase Kid

Barbara Trapido – Brother of the More Famous Jack

Marian Keyes – Other Side of the Story

Marian Keyes – Last Chance Saloon

Bill Bryson – Notes From a Big Country

EM Delafield – Diary of a Provincial Lady

George and Weedon Grossmith – Diary of a Nobody

Lauren Bravo – Litmus Test Books

Mary Wesley – An Imaginative Experience

Mary Wesley – Camomile Lawn

Laura Goodman – Carbs

Anna Jones – A Modern Cook’s Year

David Sedaris – Me Talk Pretty One Day

Ottessa Moshfegh – Year of Rest and Relaxation

Mary Norton – Borrowers

Elizabeth Strout – Olive Kitteridge

Nina Stibbe – Man at the Helm

Nina Stibbe – Reasons to be Cheerful

Hilary McKay for privacy and opt-out information.

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