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.

Tracy Chevalier – You’re Booked

We’re back in leafy North London to visit the lovely (if slightly damaged – as she explains) home of author Tracy Chevalier! Tracy is the enormously successful novelist behind such books as The Lady and the Unicorn, Burning Brightand, most famously, the mega-hit Girl with a Pearl Earring. We talked to Tracy about her latest book A Single Thread plus hardcore book organisation, emulating Margaret Atwood, gifts from fans and book resolutions.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Tracy Chevalier – A Single Thread

Tracy Chevalier – Girl With a Pearl Earring

Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent – The Reader on the 6.27

Susan Sontag – On Photography

Colson Whitehead – The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad

Tana French – Wych Elm

Sophie Mackintosh – The Water Cure

Julian Barnes – Flaubert’s Parrot

JL Carr – A Month in the Country

Jan Morris – Venice

Judith Mackrell – Unfinished Palazzo

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

Margaret Drabble – The Needle’s Eye

Anne Tyler – Tin Can Tree

Mary Wollstonecraft- Original Stories

Tracy Chevalier – Burning Bright

LauraIngalls Wilder – Farmer Boy

Dylan Thomas – Poems of…

Tracy Chevalier – The Lady and the Unicorn

Tracy Chevalier – At the Edge of the Orchard

Tracy Chevalier – The Last Runaway

Helen Ellis – Southern Lady Code

Margaret Atwood – The Testaments

Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale

Elizabeth Gilbert – Big Magic

EM Forster – Howards End

Jane Harris – The Observations

Jane Harris – Gillespie and I

Lorrie Moore – A Gate at the Stairs

Lorrie Moore – Bark

Lorrie Moore – Self Help

Lisa Taddeo – Three Women

Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Fleishman Is in Trouble

Sarah Waters –

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