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

16. Hannah Beckerman

This week’s guest is the author, critic and journalist Hannah Beckerman, whose new novel If Only I Could Tell You has dazzled and captivated readers. Hannah is a professional book addict. She’s a critic for the Observer, the FT and the Sunday Express, …

15. Sarah Knight

In an episode with a slight difference, we meet the multi-million-book bestselling, Marie Kondo of feelings, Sarah Knight. Sarah is the celebrated author of The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k, and changed her life by moving to the Dominican R…

14. Sophie Kinsella

This week we’re in Central London – home of some of the greatest shops in the world and our guest, the multimillion selling superstar novelist Sophie Kinsella. Sophie is the author of 30 books, including novels, children’s books and her hit Shopaholic …

13. Lauren Bravo

We’re venturing deep into East London this week to peruse the library of journalist and author Lauren Bravo. Lauren recently released What Would The Spice Girls Do? a joyous and energetic celebration of girlhood, friendship and pop culture. A wide…

12. Charlie Connelly

This week we’re travelling to sunny Deal on the Kent coast to peruse the shelving of author, travel writer, sports scribe and broadcaster Charlie Connelly. Charlie has written books on a baffling array of subjects including Elvis, walking, weather…

11. Poorna Bell

This week, we head to South London to chat to the award winning journalist and author Poorna Bell. Poorna wrote about her story in her acclaimed 2017 memoir,Chase The Rainbow: One Man’s Journey With Mental Health, And The Woman Who Loved Him….

10. Caroline O’Donoghue

We’re venturing to glamorous South East London this week to peruse the shelves of author, columnist and podcaster Caroline O’Donoghue. Described as ‘timely and vibrant’, Caroline’s acclaimed debut novel PromisingYoung Women was…

9. Andy Miller

This week we travel to the sunny Kent coast to meet writer, reader, podcaster and Brookner fanatic Andy Miller. Andy is the author of The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life and the co-host of the fantastic and highly infor…

8. Nina Stibbe

For our very, very special Christmas extravaganza we visit the Cornwall home of the brilliant Nina Stibbe. Nina is the celebrated author of the beloved memoir Love Nina, plus the novels Paradise Lodge and Man at the Helm. Her collection of festive stor…

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