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.

Sara Pascoe – Shelf Isolation

As the current situation is keeping us away from people’s bookshelves (and people in general) we’re launching a You’re Booked mini spin off called Shelf Isolation where we talk to (remotely) some of our beloved former guests, friends of the YB family and people we adore about how books and reading are helping them get through the lockdown. And we couldn’t be happier with our first guest! It’s the amazing stand-up, author, actor and all around inspiration Sara Pascoe. Sara is one of the most heralded comedians working today and the immensely talented author of the books Animal and Sex Power Money. We talked to her about reading habits during quarantine, big lies involving hamsters, unspeakable acts committed against libraries and the saddest book she has ever read.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Sara Pascoe – Animal

Sara Pascoe – Sex Money Power

Bernadine Evaristo –Girl Woman Other

Anbara Salam – Belladonna

Hilary Mantel –The Mirror and the Light

Lynne Reid Banks – I Houdini

Kathy Reichs – The Bone Collection

Robert Sapolsky – Behave

Harriet Beecher Stowe – Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Jeanine Cummins – American Dirt

DH Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Kate Elizabeth Russell – My Dark Vanessa

Lisa Taddeo – Three Women

Alissa Nutting – Tamper

Sally Rooney – Normal People

Graham Greene – End of the Affair

Andrew Sean Greer – Less

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Dodie Smith – I Capture The Castle

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood

Jackie Collins – The Stud

JD Salinger – Catcher in the Rye

Hanya Yanagihara – A Little…

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