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.

Louise Doughty – Shelf Isolation

We are still somewhat locked down this week, but rather than binge watching old episodes of Keeping Up Appearances we are talking to out nearest and dearest about literary life in quarantine. This week it’s the mega-selling author and critic Louise Doughty! Louise is the author of nine novels, with her most recent beingPlatformSeven. Her previous book,Black Water,was a New York Times Notable Book andApple Tree Yardwas adapted into a successful TV series starring Emily Watson. We talked to her about which character she’d like to be in lockdown with, Ursula Le Guin and holidaying vicariously via books.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Louise Doughty – Platform Seven

Louise Doughty – Whatever You Love

Hillary Mantel –Mirror and the Light

Sandra Horley – Power And Control: Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers

Alice Jolly – Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

Gavanndra Hodge – Consequences of Love

Stephanie Scott – What’s Left of Me Is Yours

Polly Samson – Theatre for Dreamers

Ursula Le Guin – Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula Le Guin- Left Hand of Darkness

CS Lewis – The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Celeste Ng – Little Fires Everywhere

Toni Morrison – Beloved

Alice Walker – The Colour Purple

Ralph Ellison – Invisible Man

Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

Chimamanda NgoziAdichie – Half of a Yellow Son

Louise Doughty – Apple Tree Yard

Louise Doughty – Stone Cradle

Amanda Craig – The Golden Rule

Michael Arditti – The Anointed

Paul Mendez – Rainbow Milk

GuinevereGlasfurd – The Year Without Summer

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