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.

Sali Hughes – Shelf Isolation

We’re still stuck at home and Shelf Isolating this week – but we have a fabulous guest to share all that isolation with: Sali Hughes! Sali is a podcast host, broadcaster, Guardian Weekend’s resident beauty expert and the author of the books Pretty Honest, Pretty Iconic and Our Rainbow Queen. We talked to her about the great Nora Ephron, the joy of reading about parties, fraternal favourites and the best literary families. Head to Instagram and search for #BlackOutBestSellerList to find out more about the campaign.


Abi Daré – Girl With the Louding Voice

Angela Makholwa – Blessed Girl

Sali Hughes – Pretty Honest

Sali Hughes – Pretty Iconic

Sali Hughes – Our Rainbow Queen

Nora Ephron – Heartburn

Laurie Colwin – Happy All the Time

Andrew Sean Greer – Less

Phyllis Grant – Everything is Under Control

Nora Ephron – Scribble Scribble

Delia Ephron – Hanging Up

Noras Ephron – Wallflower at the Orgy

John Irving – Hotel New Hampshire

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

Jeffrey Eugenides – Virgin Suicides

Mario Puzo – The Godfather

Gordon Burn – Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son

Truman Capote – In Cold Blood

Tara Westover – Educated

Leah Remini – Troublemaker

Beau Donelly, Nick Toscano – Woman Who Fooled The World

Darren Coffield – Tales From the Colony Room

Greg Sestero – Disaster Artist

Andre Leon Talley – Chiffon Trenches

Terri White – Coming Undone

Cathy Rentzenbrink – Dear Reader

Armistead Maupin – Maybe the Moon

Armistead Maupin – Night Listener

Deborah Davis – Party of the Century

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