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.

Patrick Freyne – You’re Booked

This week we’re giddy with excitement to speak with the author of one of our favourite book’s of recent times, Patrick Freyne! Patrick is a journalist, musician and the author of the essay collection Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea which is hilariously funny, wise and deeply moving. We talked to him about apocalypse strategies, the joy of short books and the power of Adrian Mole. To learn more or donate to the charity FareShare visit


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Patrick Freyne – Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

Hilary Mantel – Mantel Pieces

Emily Pine – Notes To Self

Lorrie Moore – See What Can Be Done

Muriel Spark – Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark – Memento Mori

Max Porter. – Lanny

JRR Tolkien – Lord of the Rings

Stephen King – The Stand

George RR Martin – Game of Thrones

Terry Pratchett – Discworld

Sally Rooney – Normal People

Lorrie Moore – Gate at the Stairs

Kristen Roupenian – You Know You Want This

Sally Rooney – Conversations With Friends

Naoise Dolan – Exciting Times

CS Lewis – Prince Caspian

Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Fleishman Is in Trouble

Robert Swindells – Brother in the Land

Robert C O’Brien – Z for Zachariah

Sue Townsend – Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Sue Townsend – Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Ali Smith – Winter

Gene Wolfe – Book of the New Sun

John Wyndham – Chrysalids

John Wyndham – Day of the Triffids

Emily St John Mandle – Station 11

Cormac McCarthy –

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