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.

Nadia Shireen – You’re Booked

This week we are in glorious North London to meet picture book illustrator and kids book powerhouse Nadia Shireen! Nadia is the creator of the Billy book series and blockbusters such as The Bumblebear and The Cow Who Fell To Earth. She is also an ex-Smash Hits staffer – which may be mentioned in the course of the episode. We also talked to her about reading guilt, sort of stalking Paul Auster and the Pet Shop Boys.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Dale Shaw – Painfully British Haikus

Nadia Shireen – Billy and the Dragon

Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca

Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

Hubert Selby Jr – Last Exit to Brooklyn

Donald Sturrock – Life of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl – The Witches

Benji Davis – Bizzy Bear

Marta Altes – The King Cat

Chris Haughton – Goodnight Everyone

Ed Vere – How to be a Lion

Sophy Henn – Where Bear?

Oliver Jeffers – The Day the Crayons Quit

John Klassen – I Want My Hat Back

Stephen Fry – The Liar

Stephen Fry – Paperweight

Various – Amassed Hysteria

Tom Hibbert – Who The Hell

Smash Hits – Best of

Jay McInerney – Story of My Life

Paul Auster – Moon Palace

Paul Auster – New York Trilogy

Paul Auster – Mr Vertigo

Paul Auster – Hand to Mouth

Tayari Jones – An American Marriage

Judy Blume – Letters to Judy

Judy Blume – Superfudge

Judy Blume – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume – Are You There God It’s Me Margaret

Judy Blume – Then Again Maybe I Won’t

Judy Blume – Iggie’s House

Judy Blume – Otherwise Known as Sheila The Great

Judy Blume – Deenie

Judy Blume – Tiger Eyes

Judy Blume – Forever

Hanif Kureishi – Buddha of Suburbia

Sue Townsend – Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

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