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.

Pandora Sykes – You’re Booked

This week we’re riffling through the shelves of author, broadcaster, journalist and podcast superstar Pandora Sykes! Pandora is the co-host of the smash hit The High Low and her own chart-topping new podcast Doing It Right. Her first essay collection is the hotly anticipated How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right. We talked to her about formative reading, High Low favourites and Jilly Cooper’s nether regions.


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Pandora Sykes – How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?

William Davies – Nervous States

Paul Bloom – Against Empathy

William Davies – Happiness Industry

Gary Shteyngart – Super Sad True Love Story

Robert Swindells – Brother in the Land

Clare Chambers – Small Pleasures

Candice Brathwaite – I am Not Your Baby Mother

Candice Carty-Williams – Queenie

Zadie Smith – White Teeth

Claire Lombardo – Most Fun We Ever Had

Britt Bennett – Vanishing Half

Tayari Jones – Silver Sparrow

Britt Bennett – The Mothers

Nell Zink – Mislaid

Tayari Jones – An American Marriage

Meg Wolitzer- The Interestings

Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age

Nesrine Malik – We Need New Stories

Jess Walter – Beautiful Ruins

Zadie Smith – NW

Mary Gaitskill – Lost Cat

Mary Gaitskill – Bad Behaviour

Mary Gaitskill – Veronica

Mary Gaitskill – Two Girls Fat & Thin

Deborah Levy – Cost of Living

Taylor Jenkins Reid – Daisy Jones & the Six

Curtis Sittenfeld –

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