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...
While we're taking a little break, we're revisiting just a few of our favourite ever You're Booked interviews. We're kicking off in style with this wonderful conversation with David Nicholls from season 4 in his beautiful North London home. At the time, David had just released his wonderful novel Sweet Sorrow. His new book, You Are Here, is out soon, while the brand new adaptation of One Day has just hit Netflix. We spoke to David about being an understudy, Dickens, Moomins, movies, adaptation and Billy Wilder. Find out more about all the books mentioned at our Bookshop.org.uk Store. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood David Nicholls - One Day David Nicholls - Starter For Ten David Nicholls - The Understudy David Nicholls - Us David Nicholls - Sweet Sorrow Jean De Brunhoff - Colourful World of Babar Daniel Rosenthal - National Theatre Story Tobias Wolff - Stories of Edward St Aubyn - Never Mind Roald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the World Ford Maddox Ford - The Good Soldier Patrick Hamilton - Hangover Square Muriel Spark - Girls of Slender Means Muriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark - The Driver’s Seat Charles Dickens - Great Expectations Charles Dickens - David Copperfield Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist Charles Dickens - Bleak House Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend Lucia Berlin - Evening in Paradise Lucia Berlin - Manual For Cleaning Women Nell Zink - The Wallcreeper Nell Zink - Mislaid Ken Kesey - One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest John Cheever - Stories F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Ubervilles Phillip Larkin - A Girl in Winter Phillip Larkin - Jill Milan Kundera - Book of Laughter and Forgetting Milan Kundera - Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera - Life is Elsewhere Alan Hollinghurst - Line of Beauty EM Forster - Howards End Helen Garner - The Spare Room Helen Garner - The Children’s Bach Penelope Lively - Heat Wave Penelope Fitzgerald - At Freddie’s Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuses Michael Ondaatje - The Conversations Cameron Crowe - Conversations With Wilder Francois Truffaut - Hitchcock Elif Bautman - The Idiot Tove Jansson - Moominvalley in November Lorrie Moore - Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? Lorrie Moore - Collected Stories Zadie Smith - Feel Free Philip Gourevitch - Paris Review Interviews Joan Didion - Play It As It Lays Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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19 February Finished
Surprise! We are back for a very special edition of YB. To celebrate the publication of Limelight in paperback, we're chatting to the winner of the YB Limelight competition Kezia Venner! As you will hear, Kezia is a woman of many talents. She's a lingerie designer, a writer, a former bookseller and a voracious reader, with excellent taste in books. We talked to her about her family's literary connections, the book that kicked off her reading journey, her bookshop buying techniques, her love of YA, her favourite authors and the person who gives her the best reading recommendations. Limelight is out now in paperback - signed copies can be ordered and shipped nationwide from The Margate Bookshop. Find out more about all the books Kezia mentioned at our shop on Bookshop.org. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Donna Tartt - Secret History Emily Henry - Beach Read Emily Henry - Happy Place Claire Daverley - Talking at Night Annie Lord - Notes on Heartbreak Stephenie Meyer - Twilight Patrick Ness - The Knife of Never Letting Go Beth O'Leary - The Flat Share Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Lisa Taddeo - Animal Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love Lauren Bravo - Preloved Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle Annie MacManus - The Mess We're In Darren Coffield - Tales From the Colony Room Hanya Yanagihara - A Little Life AM Homes - May We Be Forgiven AM Homes - This Book Will Save Your Life Sue Miller - Monogamy Claire Powell - At the Table Emma Jane Unsworth - Animals Andy Hussey, Rosie Venner -There's No Deer Around Here Andy Hussey, Rosie Venner - Any Trout About? Peter Bently - The Great Dog Bottom Swap Nora Ephron - Heartburn Nick Hornby - High Fidelity Catherine Newman - We All Want Impossible Things Abigail Bergstrom - What a Shame Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12 February Finished
Yes! It's finally happened! After 5 years and over 150 episodes, we have finally lured Jilly Cooper onto the podcast! Jilly is the author most discussed, swooned over and beatified on the show, so we are beyond delighted to sit down and talk to her. Jilly is the internationally bestselling author of iconic novels such as Riders, Rivals and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous and her latest release Tackle! We talked to her about poetry, Nancy Mitford, jumpsuits, Penelope Keith, memorable villains, romance and football. More information about Daisy's Limelight launch at The Yard is HERE! Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Jilly Cooper - Tackle Jilly Cooper - Rivals Jilly Cooper - How To Stay Married Jilly Cooper - Imogen Jilly Cooper - Harriet Daisy Buchanan - Careering Georgette Heyer - Devil's Cub Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice Nancy Mitford - Pursuit of Love Barbara Pym - Excellent Women Federico Garcia Lorca - Selected Poems George Crabbe - Collected Poems Jilly Cooper - Mount Richard Osman - Thursday Murder Club George Eliot - Middlemarch Walter Emanuel - A Dog Day Beatrix Potter - Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher Beatrix Potter - Tailor of Gloucester Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling - Cat That Walked by Himself Anna Sewell - Black Beauty William Boyd - Any Human Heart EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady Anthony Powell - A Question of Upbringing Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Marquess of Anglesey - History of the British Cavalry Jilly Cooper - Riders Jilly Cooper - Between the Covers Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence Andre Leon Talley - Chiffon Trenches William Wordsworth - Collected Poems Thomas Harding - The Maverick Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita Mary McCarthy - The Group Simone De Beauvoir - The Second Sex Diana Athill - Stet Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys - Good Morning Midnight Jean Rhys - Voyage in the Dark Katherine May - Electricity of Every Living Thing Gill Sims - Why Mummy Drinks Gill Sims - Why Mummy Drinks at Christmas Jilly Cooper - How To Survive Christmas Jane Austen - Emma WH Auden - Rimbaud Nick Hornby - Fever Pitch Jilly Cooper - Wicked Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim Martin Amis - Money Ian Herbert - Tinseltown Daisy Buchanan - How To Be a Grown Up Jack London - White Fang Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11 December 2023 Finished
We are back at this year's Margate Bookie for a fun, frank and freewheeling conversation with three brilliant authors: Lucy Vine, Yomi Adegoke and Laura Kay! Lucy Vine is a journalist and author of five novels including Hot Mess, Are We Nearly There Yet, What Fresh Hell, Bad Choices and her latest, the critically acclaimed Seven Exes. Yomi Adegoke is a journalist, podcaster and author, co-writing Slay in Your Lane with Elizabeth Uviebinené before releasing the bestselling, critically lauded novel The List. Laura Kay is a journalist and author of the much-loved novels Tell Me Everything, The Split and her latest Wild Things. We talked to them about alternative romance, star signs, writing routines, favourite reads and the genius of Sophie Kinsella. Katie Clapham's book recommendation Substack is HERE. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: email@example.com. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Lucy Vine - Seven Exes Yomi Adegoke - The List Laura Kay - Wild Things Laura Kay - Tell Me Everything Malinda Lo - Last Night at the Telegraph Club Jodie Chapman - Oh Sister Harriet Gibsone - Is This Ok Rebecca F Kuang - Yellowface Lisa Jewell - The Family Upstairs Bess Kalb - Nobody Will Tell You This But Me Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uvibene - Slay in Your Lane Kate Young - Experienced Kate Young - The Little Library Cookbook Lucy Vine - Date With Destiny Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale Jilly Cooper - Rivals Danielle Steele - Jewels Jackie Collins - The World is Full of Married Men Lisa Jewell - Ralph's Party Sophie Kinsella - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4 December 2023 Finished
This week we are beyond excited to welcome an absolutely legendary author whose work has been a mainstay of the podcast since day one. It's Ottessa Moshfegh with her writing partner and husband Luke Goebel! Ottessa is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation (a YB staple), Lapvona, Homesick For Another World, Death in Her Hands and McGlue. Luke's debut Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours won the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize while his next novel Kill Dick will be released in 2024. Together Ottessa and Luke wrote the screenplay for the film Causeway and have now collaborated on an adaptation of Ottessa's acclaimed novel Eileen, which is released in cinemas on December 1st. We talked to them about formative reads, phoning Ken Kesey, aliens and Metallica. Find out more about Daisy's Creative Confidence Substack and her Writing Course HERE or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about all the books mentioned on the episode by visiting https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/booked BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Limelight Ottessa Moshfegh - Eileen Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation Ottessa Moshfegh - Homesick For Another World Luke Goebel - Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours Elfriede Jelinek - The Piano Teacher JoAnna Novak - Contradiction Days Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis - The Shards Ben Ehrenreich - The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace and Other Stories Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Pictures of a Gone World Diane di Prima - Selected Poems Ross Gay - Book of Delights Abbott Kahler - Where You End Margery Higdon - Alien Abduction of The Wyoming Hunter Whitley Strieber - Communion Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex Edith Wharton - House of Mirth Henry James - Portrait of a Lady Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27 November 2023 Finished