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.


All Episodes

Brit Bennett – You’re Booked

Both of Brit Bennett’s sensational bestselling novels, The Mothers and The Vanishing Half, have been on heavy rotation at YB towers for months, so we are delighted to bring you this fascinating conversation with her, covering adapting books for th…

Jessie Burton – You’re Booked

Get ready for a fun, thorough and frequently mirth-filled conversation with the internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton! Jessie’s first book was the monster hit The Miniaturist, followed up by the exceptional The Muse and her latest, the …

Anthony Horowitz – You’re Booked

This week we’re talking to the astonishingly prolific Anthony Horowitz! Anthony has written extensively for young adults, (especially his Alex Rider series), for adults (the Magpie and Moonflower Murder books), for the screen (Including the creati…

Camilla Thurlow – You’re Booked

This week we are perusing the bookshelves of human rights campaigner, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, Love Island inhabiter and all-round inspiration Camilla Thurlow! Camilla has worked forland mine charity The Halo Trust, she…

Candice Brathwaite – You’re Booked

We are beyond excited to bring you this honest and illuminating conversation with author, influencer, blogger and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse – Candice Brathwaite! Candice’s first book, You Are Not My Baby Mother was a former YB Steal of th…

Lisa Taddeo – You’re Booked

We’re delighted to bring you this frank, revealing and fascinating interview with the author and journalist Lisa Taddeo. Lisa’s book Three Women is a Sunday Times #1 bestseller, winner of the narrative non-fiction book of the year at the Brit…

Pandora Sykes – You’re Booked

This week we’re riffling through the shelves of author, broadcaster, journalist and podcast superstar Pandora Sykes! Pandora is the co-host of the smash hit The High Low and her own chart-topping new podcast Doing It Right. Her first essay collect…

Gavanndra Hodge – Shelf Isolation

This week we are Shelf Isolating with the journalist, columnist and author Gavanndra Hodge! Gavanndra has worked in newspapers and magazines for over twenty years at publications such as Tatler, Sunday Times, Independent and ES Magazine. Her memoir, Th…

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 P…

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