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.

Nikita Gill – You’re Booked

This week we’re hotfooting it to Hampshire to visit the poet, storyteller, playwright and all-around inspiration Nikita Gill! Nikita is an acclaimed author with a slew of celebrity fans, hundreds of thousands of social media followers and devotees the world over. We talked to her about witches, conservation, goddesses, hedgehogs and, surprisingly, Jeffrey Archer.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Nikita Gill – Your Soul is a River

Nikita Gill – Wild Embers

Nikita Gill – Fierce Fairytales

Nikita Gill – Great Goddesses

Angela Carter – Fairy Tales

Angela Carter – Bloody Chamber

Madeline Miller – Circe

Stephen Fry – Mythos

Stephen Fry – Heroes

Joy Kenward – Joy of Mindful Writing

Arin Murphy-Hiscock – The House Witch

Arin Murphy-Hiscock – The Hedge Witch

Margaret Atwood – Penelopiad

Margaret Atwood – Blind Assassin

Jeanette Winterson – Weight

Jeffrey Archer – Collected Stories

Jeffrey Archer – Red Herrings

Alan Bennett – Untold Stories

Miranda July – No One Belongs Here More Than You

Jhumpa Lahiri – Interpreter of Maladies

Lissa Evans – Old Baggage

Elif Shafak – 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Lucy Ellman – Ducks, Newburyport

Nikesh Shukla (Ed) – Good Immigrant

Nikesh Shukla (Ed) – Good Immigrant USA

Poorna Bell – In Search of Silence

Brian Bilston – Diary of a Somebody

Visnu Sarma – Panchatantra

Homer – Odyssey

Ovid – Metamorphoses

Aeschylus – Oresteia

Apollodorus – Library of Greek Mythology

Neil Philip – Illustrated Book of Myths

Madeline Miller – Song of Achilles

Robert Graves – Greek Myths

Pat Barker – Silence of the Girls

Natalie Haynes – A Thousand Ships

Devdutt Pattanaik –

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