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.

Shelby Lorman – You’re Booked

We are in South Slope, Brooklyn this week to meet author and Instagram superstar Shelby Lorman! Shelby is the genius behind the Awards For Good Boys social media phenomenon, now a book of the same name. We talked to her about disappointing book endings (and letting the author know), marginalia, lending books you never see again and meeting (and befriending) your heroes.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Shelby Lorman – Awards For Good Boys

Elif Batuman – The Idiot

Lucia Berlin – Manual For Cleaning Women

WG Sebald – Rings of Saturn

Giuliana Bruno – Atlas of Emotion

Elizabeth Bishop – Poems

Brian K. Vaughan – Saga

Claudia Rankine – Don’t Let Me Be Lonely

Nell Zink – The Wallcreeper

Nell Zink – Mislaid

Lois Lowry – The Giver

Alexander Chee – How To Write an Autobiographical Novel

Kim Stanley Robinson – Mars Trilogy

Lydia Davis – Collected Stories

Andrea Lawlor – Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

Claudia Rankine – Citizen

David Hockney – Dog Days

NK Jemisin – Inheritance Trilogy

Ursula Le Guin – Left Hand of Darkness

James Agee – Death in the Family

Garth Nix – Abhorsen

Leigh Bardugo – Ninth House

Rebecca Traister – Good and Mad

Brittney Cooper – Eloquent Rage

Marilynne Robinson – Housekeeping

Meg Wolitzer – Female Persuasion

Oyinkan Braithwaite – My Sister The Serial Killer

Elena Ferrante – Neapolitan Novels

AM Homes – May We Be Forgiven

Anne Carson –

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