Clare Chambers - You're Booked

This week we’re delighted to welcome the author of one of our favourite novels of recent times Clare Chambers! Clare’s novel Small Pleasures was a Women’s Prize nominee and a book of the Year in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Metro and many more and beloved over here at You’re Booked towers. We talked to her about Katherine Heiny, out of print revelations, slow reading and using Nina Stibbe as a friendship barometer.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Clare Chambers - Small Pleasures

Amor Towles - Gentleman in Moscow

Ann Patchett - Bel Canto

Tara Westover - Educated

Jeannette Walls - Glass Castle

Gerald Durrell - My Family and Other Animals

Nina Stibbe - Love Nina

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the Prairie

Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

Alexander Dumas - Count of Monte Christo

Thomas Hardy - Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy - Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy - Far From the Madding Crowd

Alain-Fournier - Grand Meaulnes 

Jane Austen - Persuasion

Paulette Jiles - News of the World

Tayari Jones - American Marriage

Tayari Jones - Silver Sparrow

Charles Palliser - Quincunx 

Katherine Heiny - Early Morning Riser

Katherine Heiny - Standard Deviation

Winifred Holtby - South Riding

Josephine Tey - Franchise Affair

Josephine Tey - Brat Farrar

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Mr Wrong

Ingrid Persaud - Love After Love

Zoe Pilger - Eat My Heart Out

Michael Frayn - Towards the End of the Morning

Marian Keyes - Sushi For Beginners

Marika Cobbold - On Hampstead Heath

RC Sherriff - Fortnight in September

Ronan Hession - Leonard and Hungry Paul

Dorothy Baker - Cassandra at the Wedding

Anna Hope - Expectation

Claire Lombardo - Most Fun We Ever Had

Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette

Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Shirley Jackson - Life Among the Savages

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles

Alan Wildsmith - Summer at 45 Acres

DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Jilly Cooper - Riders

Jilly Cooper - Rivals

Jilly Cooper - Imogen

Jilly Cooper - Harriet

Jilly Cooper - Prudence

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women

Cathleen Schine - Love Letter

Cathleen Schine - They Do Not Mean To But They Do

Cathleen Schine - Grammarians

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