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.

Mark Watson – You’re Booked

This week we are snuffling around the bookshelves of comedian and author Mark Watson! Mark is a well-known face on British TV, appearing on show such as QI and Taskmaster and he’s renowned as an award-winning stand-up. He’s also the author of nine books including the graphic novel Dan and Sam, the non-fiction work Crap at the Environment and novels including Eleven, Hotel Alpha and his latest Contacts (which deals with issues surrounding suicide and mental health – if you’re affected by this then the Samaritans are always there). We talked to him about loving Agatha Christie, bookshop positioning, reading on planes and why you should never trust a book that features a map. For details on how you can bid to be a guest on You’re Booked (and win lots of lovely books) head to Books To Nourish.


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Mark Watson – Contacts

Derren Brown – Happy

Derren Brown – A Little Happier

James Smythe – I Still Dream

Taylor Jenkins Reid – Daisy Jones and the Six

Sarah Waters – Little Stranger

Sarah Waters – Fingersmith

Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie – A Murder is Announced

Richard Powers – The Overstory

Lucy Ellmann – Ducks, Newburyport

Ros Barber – Marlowe Papers

Ann Patchett – State of Wonder

Ann Patchett – Dutch House

Jilly Cooper – Between the Covers

EL Doctorow – Ragtime

Mohsin Hamid – How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid – Exit West

Mohsin Hamid – Reluctant Fundamentalist

George Orwell –

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