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 O’Neill – You’re Booked

This week we are delighted to be joined by the internationally bestselling and multi award winning Louise O’Neill! Louise’s novel Asking for It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and the Bookseller YA Prize.Her latest is the already acclaimed thriller After the Silence. We talked to her about diversifying your reading, being an obsessive child reader, living in New York and how ideas can be magical.


Daisy Buchanan – How To Be a Grown Up

Daisy Buchanan – Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Dale Shaw – Painfully British Haikus

Louise O’Neill – After the Silence

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Francine Pascal – Sweet Valley High

Enid Blyton – St Clare’s

Enid Blyton – Secret Seven

Enid Blyton – Magic Faraway Tree

Joyce Lankester Brisley – Marigold in Godmother’s House

Rhonda Byrne – Secret

Mildred D. Taylor – Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah

Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age

William Boyd – Any Human Heart

Louise O’Neill – Almost Love

Belinda McKeon – Tender

Belinda McKeon – Solace

Eva Ibbotson – Secret Countess

Lauren Weisberger – Devil Wears Prada

Muriel Spark – Girls of Slender Means

Ann Patchett – Dutch House

Ann Patchett – Bel Canto

Ann Patchett – Commonwealth

Elizabeth Gilbert – Big Magic

Ann Patchett – State of Wonder

Dolly Alderton – Ghosts

Lucy Foley –

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